By NewsLine Staff
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Chicken is a versatile food that can be prepared and cooked in various ways and is capable of being combined with a host of tasty ingredients. In fact, cooking and serving chicken with certain foods can pack a flavorful punch, turning an otherwise bland chicken breast into a dish families won’t soon forget. Such is the case with “Roasted Red Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Topped Chicken” from Laurie McNamara’s “Simply Scratch: 120 Whole Homemade Recipes Made Easy” (Avery).

Roasted Red Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Topped Chicken

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Serves 4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each)
½ cup My Grandma’s Greek Dressing (recipe following)
⅓ cup diced charred red bell pepper (see tip below)
1 tbsp. minced sun-dried tomatoes
1 tbsp. brined capers, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp. minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
¼ tsp. kosher salt
⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 tbsp. olive oil

My Grandma’s Greek Dressing

Makes ¾ cup

1 large clove garlic
1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed in your palm
½ tsp. kosher salt
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
¼ cup fresh lemon juice, strained of pulp and seeds
½ cup olive oil

Pass the garlic through a garlic press into a glass jar or resealable storage container. Add the oregano, salt and pepper. Pour in the lemon juice and olive oil. Shake. Store the salad dressing in the refrigerator, but pull it out 10 to 15 minutes prior to using to warm up the solidified oil, or run the jar under warm tap water. Store in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 months.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Place the chicken in a medium bowl or large resealable bag and pour the Greek dressing over the top. Marinate the chicken on the countertop for 20 minutes. (Any longer and the lemon juice will start to break down, or “cook,” the chicken.)

In a medium bowl, combine the bell pepper, tomatoes, capers, parsley, salt, black pepper and feta.

In a 12-inch cast-iron or other oven-safe skillet, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and let any excess marinade drip back into the bag. Place the chicken top-side down in the skillet and sear for 4 to 6 minutes. Turn the chicken over and divide the pepper and feta mixture over the top. Slide the skillet into the oven. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Carefully transfer the chicken to a platter and let it rest for 5 to 6 minutes before serving.

Tip: For charred peppers:

Grill: Heat a grill to medium-high. Place a pepper (or peppers) on the grates, close the lid and let it char for 5 minutes. Rotate and repeat this process until all sides are charred. After 12 to 15 minutes, the skin should be black and blistered.

Oven: Preheat broiler to high and crack the oven door. Place a washed pepper on a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet and slide it under the broiler, rotating it every few minutes until it is charred. 


Photo courtesy MetroCreative

Roasted Red Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Topped Chicken

 

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