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Chicken Breasts With Vegetables

Updated on November 1, 2017
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Chicken breasts smothered in tomatoes, peppers, garlic and onions on top of a bed of rice with black olives.
Chicken breasts smothered in tomatoes, peppers, garlic and onions on top of a bed of rice with black olives. | Source

Skillet Chicken Breasts - Easy Family Meal

Normally I cook with many different spices, however with this dish I didn't use any spices at all, and was surprised at how flavorful it turned out.

No time to cook with your busy schedule? This boneless chicken breast meal is easy to prepare, nutritious, and can be on the table in less than 35 minutes.

I find that cooking with an electric frying pan during the summer months is a good way to keep the heat down in the kitchen.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: serves 4-5 people
Peppers and onion.
Peppers and onion. | Source


  • 5 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 TBS. of vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 796 mL or 28 fl oz. can of dices tomatoes
  • 1/2 of a large red pepper, sliced in rounds
  • 1/2 of a large yellow pepper, sliced in rounds
  • 1/2 of an large orange pepper, sliced in rounds
  • 1/2 of a large green pepper, sliced in rounds
  • 1 large sweet onion (I used a Vidalia onion), sliced thick
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, sliced thin or chopped
  • 1/4 cup of black olives, sliced

Minute Rice

Chicken was served over whole grain brown rice. I cooked this at the same time that I was preparing the chicken. This would be good with white rice as well.

Brown chicken breasts on both sides.
Brown chicken breasts on both sides. | Source
Add canned diced tomatoes.
Add canned diced tomatoes. | Source
Add onion slices and garlic
Add onion slices and garlic | Source
Add peppers to the top, cover and cook until chicken is cooked.
Add peppers to the top, cover and cook until chicken is cooked. | Source


  1. Rinse the chicken breasts under cold water and pat dry. If you have large chicken breast slice them through the center. This will allow them to cook faster. In a large skillet heat your cooking oil. Once heated add the chicken breasts to the pan. I used an electric skillet set at 360 degrees F.
  2. Brown the chicken on both sides. Chicken will turn from a pink color to a white color. While chicken is browning prepare your peppers, onion, and garlic.
  3. Add diced tomatoes on top of the chicken and let cook about 4-5 minutes. Add onions, garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add sliced peppers, cover, and let everything cook for 15 minutes or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 or until no longer pink in center. Stir in black olives right before serving to heat.
  4. When ready to serve lay a chicken breast on top of a bed of rice and spoon tomatoes and vegetables over the top. Serve and Enjoy!


  • If you only have green peppers this dish would be fine with only the green. I would just increase the amount accordingly.
  • I really like Vidalia onions from Georgia, USA, and this is what I used in this dish. Use any type of onions that you have on hand.
  • No fresh garlic on hand? Either omit the garlic all together or sprinkle garlic powder on the chicken breasts while they are cooking. Jarred garlic is another option.
  • Whole canned tomatoes can be used in place of the diced, or fresh tomatoes if you so choose.
  • Add spices and other vegetables to the dish to suit your pallet.
  • Serve with steamed vegetables and a side salad.
  • Serve on top of pasta rather than rice.
  • If your diet does not allow rice or pasta this chicken would still be good all on it own with the vegetables.

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4.9 stars from 8 ratings of Skillet Chicken Breasts

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    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sheila, Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      Sheila Brown 

      8 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This looks like a very delicious and healthy recipe. I will have to give this a try.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Daisy.

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      8 years ago from Cardiff

      Oh that looks yummy!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      penlady, Thank you. I always have fun coming up with new ways to cook chicken.

      xstatic, Hope you enjoy it.

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      Jim Higgins 

      8 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This sounds great! I an going to try it next week in fact on one of "my nights" to cook.

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      8 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      There are so many ways to cook chicken. This just shows that there's yet another yummy recipe that it can be fixed with it.

      Voted up and interesting. I'd vote yummy too if there was button allowing me to!

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Debbie, I appreciate that. Have a great weekend!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      8 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Susan this looks delicious.. I love baked chicken.. I will share it on cooking page and my TOPS PAGE.. i will make sure you are a member.



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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RH, Peppers are great for so many dishes. Thanks :)

      sofs, Chicken, tomatoes and peppers are so versatile

      drbj, Simple, fast and delicious :) Thanks..

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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada




      Thank you and hope that you all enjoy this recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Natashalh, I have fun cooking chicken all different kinds of ways. Hope you enjoy it and thank you.

      tillsontitan, Thanks.

      A.A. Sounds like a great plan to me. Thank you :)

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      This looks good and it's simple to make - two of my favorite criteria for cooking a meal. I'll make it without olives but will include sweet Vidalia onions - my favorite, too. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Susan.

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      8 years ago

      I frequently vary the spices and herbs on a similar dish that I cook and it is always a great hit with the family. The best part about this recipe is that it is quick and tasty. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      The pictures just make me want to run out and get the ingredients! I love the peppers - it just sounds and looks terrific!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada




      Thanks everyone :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a perfect time of the year to prepare this. I have my own tomatoes and peppers. Thank's Susan..

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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 years ago from Shelton

      30 minutes including prep,, yeah I can do this :) Frank

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      8 years ago from US

      This fits perfectly into my diet. I'll give it a try. Giving it a thumbs up.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada




      Thank you everyone.

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      8 years ago from Texas

      My God....

      Should I ever become an online writing millionaire, I will charter a flight so that you and your family can live in my mansion and share these tasty meals. You can even bring your slobbering dogs. Whatever it takes to taste this exquisite dish....

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      Mary Craig 

      8 years ago from New York

      Voted up and useful. A nice, simple, all-in-one chicken dish that is great for hot summer nights, but good all year long for sure!

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      8 years ago from Hawaii

      I like this because I'm always trying to find chicken breast recipes that aren't 1) a pain to make or 2) bland. This seems to fit the bill perfectly! Voted useful and I look forward to trying it soon.

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      8 years ago

      This looks really good and pretty simple to make. I gave it 5 stars and am bookmarking it. Hopefully I can make it later this week. Shared! Kelley

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      Joan Whetzel 

      8 years ago

      YUM!!! I love your recipes, so does my family. Keep publishing them.

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      8 years ago

      yum yum looks like I will have to thaw out a couple breasts :)

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      Janine Huldie 

      8 years ago from New York, New York

      I actually make a similar dish and can tell you it is so easy to make and so delicious. Thanks for sharing this and will definitely be trying your variation here. I am sharing and voting up too.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      This is great comfort food for me. Love the mixture of tomato, onion, peppers with the chicken, it's so fresh and healthy. Voted up.

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      Rinita Sen 

      8 years ago

      Awesome! Definitely my next try in line!!


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