Smothered Chicken

This Smothered Chicken recipe is such an incredibly easy “microwave” dinner.  Yes, microwave! It’s quick to fix with an easy and flavorful sauce.

Smothered Chicken recipe from

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Smothered Chicken


  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 whole garlic head (unpeeled)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Four 6-ounce skinless boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons 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 1/2 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.


  • If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of mayonnaise that is known to be GF.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1 chicken breast + 1/4 tomato mixture) Calories: 271, Fat: 7.7g, Saturated Fat: 1.26g, Sugar: 3.27g, Sodium: 199mg, Fiber: 1.7g, Protein: 40.5g, Cholesterol: 102mg, Carbohydrates: 8.69g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per serving:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 2, Points Plus Program: 6, Old Points Program: 6
SOURCE: (via Everyday Food)

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