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Recipe: Red Chicken

Uncategorized / September 3, 2012

In our house, weeknight dinners need to be fast. Between homework, extracurricular activities, and squeezing in time to relax, there just isn’t a lot of time for cooking. This recipe is perfect for nights when dinner has to be on the table in a hurry. From start to finish, this chicken dinner can be prepared in less than 30 minutes using fresh ingredients, rather than reaching for a box of Hamburger Helper or heading to the drive-thru.

I call this dish red chicken because everything that goes into the pan (with the exception of the chicken) is red. Red bell pepper, red onion, and red wine vinegar make a flavorful topping for the chicken, while the red pepper flakes add a little bit of heat in the background. Even my picky daughter likes this, and that says a lot. I like to serve this with buttered noodles or Oven-Roasted Potatoes and a green vegetable.
Red Chicken

1 1/2 lb boneless chicken tenders
2 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup red onion, sliced thinly
3/4 cup red bell pepper, sliced thinly
2/3 cup red wine vinegar
Pinch of red pepper flakes



In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown on each side, about 3 minutes each.



Add onion, bell pepper, and red pepper flakes. Continue cooking over medium high until onions and peppers are softened, about 3 minutes.



Add red wine vinegar to pan and reduce heat to medium. Simmer until chicken is cooked through and vinegar is reduced and thickens to form a sauce. Serve immediately.










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John currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska. He is married with two children. "I am not a trained chef, nor do I claim to be. All my cooking skills have been learned through the trial and (mostly) error method. I grow most of my own herbs and can usually be found at the local farmer’s market every weekend. Along the way, I have managed to learn enough to keep my family fed." John is the host of the Chef Not Included blog. You can see more off John's recipes at

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on September 9, 2012

Love your new look, it’s beautiful. Great recipe, looks easy and flavorful.

    on September 10, 2012

    Thanks for stopping by!

on September 19, 2012

This looks delicious. I stay busy and this looks like a quick but yummy meal.

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