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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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