Pepper Chicken

"This chicken needs to marinate for 2-4 hours before cooking - but putting it together and cooking it is a breeze and the taste will make you happy. This recipe is also great done on the bbq."
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  • Melt butter in heavy, large skillet over medium-low heat. Add all ingredients EXCEPT CHICKEN chicken and cook until spices are aromatic, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Add chicken, turning to coat. Cover and chill for 2-4 hours.
  • Cover chicken and cook over medium-low heat until juices run clear when thigh is pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes.

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  1. The taste made us VERY happy! This dish really is incredibly easy to put together, enough so for weeknight meals, and is delicious. I made the recipe exactly as directed (although I only used chicken pieces, not a cut-up chicken). The mix of spices was perfect, and when I began cooking the chicken, the aroma really made my mouth water. DH and I agreed that this is a very unique-tasting dish (not for the spice-challenged) that we'll make often. Wonderful dish - thanks, Evelyn!
  2. This is a good recipe, if you like spicy foods. I choose to cook it on the grill and only use boneless chicken breasts. It turned out great. Summer is comming!
  3. Made this tonight and received a wonderful review from hubby. Since it was just the two of us, I used (2) 7oz chicken breasts, halved the ingredients and grilled them 7 min per side. I topped them with Marvelous Mushrooms, recipe#38678 (see notes there for adjustments I made) and they were delicious! The flavors really complimented each other well. For sides- baked some acorn squash (halved, face down in 1/4 inch of water, 40 min @ 400 degrees) scooped out the inside and stirred in a little brown sugar and smart balance, and baked potatoes (in the microwave, rubbed with garlic olive oil, S&P, covered with wet paper towel). My husband loved it all and said all and added it will be a tough dinner to beat! Thanks so much, we will make this many times more!
  4. 123 Hit Wonders 2007 ~ This was wonderfully spicy. I had the same situation as tara with the pepper. I used fresh ground and my wrist was getting tired too! However, even with only half the amount, it was perfect. If you have a cold, eat's a perfect way to clear up your sinuses! ;) I used boneless chicken breasts for this. Added a little water throughout the cooking to ensure it didn't dry up and burn. Thanks evelyn!
  5. I didn't add the whole two tablespoons of pepper because I used fresh ground pepper and my wrist just couldn't take grinding out a whole two tablespoons. But I think that turned out to my advantage because with the appox. 1 tablespoon I did add, the spice was just to my liking. This was a highly flavorful dish that really revved up plain chicken. It was simple to make; The only draw back is the amount of time.


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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