Saturday, March 31, 2012

Basil and Yellow Pepper Chicken

2 large bell peppers, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 Tbsp orange juice
1 ¼ cup chicken or vegetable broth
4 thin chicken filets
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 garlic, pressed
1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
10-12 fresh basil leaves, sliced
Sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
2 slices of butter
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

In a medium sauce pan over med-high heat, drizzle EVOO and sauté peppers and onions. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add orange juice and stock, turn heat to low, cover and simmer.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cream cheese, garlic and parsley. Prepare chicken by season both sides with salt and pepper. Lay filets out and spread cream cheese mixture on one side. Sprinkle with fresh basil. Roll up each filet, tuck thin end in and secure with a toothpick.

In a separate frying pan, heat a few drizzle of EVOO and butter over med-high heat. Fry fillets for about 10 minutes, turning frequently, until browned and cooked all the way through.

While chicken is cooking, blend peppers and onions until smooth. Strain peppers through a sieve, or wire mesh strainer, and back into pan.

Serve chicken and sauce over noodles or rice. Garnish with fresh basil.


  1. Hi there Linda!
    I love your blog and I'm your newest follower. I did not forget about your mother's beautiful Kraslice eggs (you left a link on my Easter Egg Designs post last year on my blog Inspire Bohemia). I was waiting for this year to do a post on them!

    So, I hope you don't mind (if so please tell me), but I have used a few images from your mother's site Czeching In Again and your Pinterest album in my post, however I made sure to thoroughly cite and link everything. I really loved reading her post and seeing all of your family's beautiful creations - so artistic! That type of detail and creativity must require the patience of a saint! :)

    I hope you like the post, here is the link for your reference or in case you want to let your mom know I featured her work:

    Thanks again for having shared this link with me, I love to discover new things...

    Have a great day,

  2. What an exciting site! I definitely will be coming back here to check out more of your recipes and postings. Great job Linda!