Yum! Easy! Savory!
3 words that describes this dish and a host of others I could write. A lot of people put the big “F” word into their minds when they think about cooking. Before you think i’m heading toward an explicit word, i’m not because the word they associate cooking with is FEAR!
Well, you don’t have to fear this dish because it is SO EASY to make and not only will you enjoy it, anyone that you feed it to will as well (unless they hate all of these ingredients then I strongly suggest making something else).
You can also see a video of this dish being prepared on my YouTube channel. Be sure to check it out!!
Iron Skillet Chicken & Cheese
1 pack of chicken breast tenderloin
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
1 large red onion
1/2 pint of baby bella mushrooms
1 1/2 tbsp of fresh parsley
1 tbsp of sea salt
1 tbsp of freshly cracked black pepper (yes you can use regular)
1 tbsp of smoked paprika
2tbsp of bacon grease (or olive oil, BUT the bacon grease is preferred)
3/4 c of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
Wash, pat dry & season your chicken. If you want the flavor to seep through even further, use a meat tenderizer and let the chicken soak in the seasoning for 30min.
- Heat the bacon grease in a large iron skillet or frying pan
- Cook the chicken for 3-5min on each side or until the chicken is light golden brown
- Remove the chicken and let it sit on a plate/tray lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil and rest
- Lower your heat to med-low and throw in the sliced onions to let cook for 3-5 min until translucent
- Add the mushrooms and begin to gently scrape the bottom of the pan where the chicken dredgings will begin to loosen up
- Add the sliced peppers & parsley and gently fold all of the vegetables together until the peppers are fork tender
- Place the chicken in an oven safe pan
- Add the cooked vegetables on top of the chicken and then sprinkle the shredded cheese over the dish evenly
- Bake for 10 min until cheese is bubbling
This dish is BEST served over mashed potatoes with a side of broccoli to me. It’s a crowd pleaser, simple and will probably only take you 40min to prepare. I hope you try it out and let me know what you think.
With a full fork,