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5-Ingredient Smothered Chicken Bake

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5-Ingredient Smothered Chicken Bake
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 4
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This easy 5-ingredient chicken bake topped with crumbled bacon will make a quick weeknight meal.

Ingredients

3
slices bacon, chopped
1
cup diced red bell pepper
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 20 oz)
1/4
teaspoon ground pepper
1/4
cup basil pesto (from 7-oz container)
1
jar (15 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon to paper towel-lined plate, leaving drippings in skillet.
  • 2 In same skillet, cook bell pepper in bacon drippings over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon to medium bowl.
  • 3 Sprinkle chicken breasts with pepper. In same skillet, cook chicken breasts in bacon drippings over medium-high heat 2 to 4 minutes, turning once, until brown. Place chicken breasts in ungreased 11 x 7-inch (2-quart) baking dish.
  • 4 In medium bowl, stir bell pepper, pesto and Alfredo sauce until well blended. Pour over chicken. Cover with foil.
  • 5 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Sprinkle with chopped bacon.
Tips  

Serve these chicken breasts over a cooked white and wild rice blend.

A salad of mixed greens and sliced red pears would complement this easy chicken bake.

Serve with crusty French loaf.

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