Smothered Chicken


1 large onion, diced
2 tsp olive oil
1 whole garlic head (unpeeled)
1 medium red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
1 Tbs tomato paste
Four 6-ounce skinless boneless chicken breast halves
2 tsp paprika
coarse salt and ground pepper
3 Tbs reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1. In a 2-quart microwave-safe dish, toss onion with oil. Place garlic in the center. Cover; microwave on high 5 minutes. Stir bell pepper and tomato paste into onion.

2. Rub chicken with paprika and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper; place on vegetables, with thickest part of breast facing edge of dish. Cover; cook on high until chicken is opaque throughout, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken.

3. Remove garlic; slice off top, and squeeze cloves into a small bowl. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice; mash with a spoon. Stir into vegetables; spoon onto plates and serve chicken on top.

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving

Calories 271.23
Calories From Fat (26%) 69.19
Total Fat 7.70g
Saturated Fat 1.26g
Cholesterol 102.44mg
Sodium 198.55mg
Potassium 628.93mg
Carbohydrates 8.69g
Dietary Fiber 1.70g
Sugar 3.27g
Net Carbohydrates 6.98g
Protein 40.48g


Recipe Source: Everyday Food

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“This is such an incredibly easy microwave dinner. It’s quick to fix and not a lot of extra stuff that the kiddos won’t eat. They love it!”
-Cincinnati, OH

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