Cheesy Chicken and Peppers Bake: The Best Comfort Food Recipe

Cheesy Chicken and Peppers Bake: The Best Comfort Food Recipe


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, paprika, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Sear the Chicken:
    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
    • Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until browned but not fully cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Cook the Vegetables:
    • In the same skillet, add a bit more olive oil if needed.
    • Add the sliced bell peppers, onion, and minced garlic.
    • Sauté for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Assemble the Bake:
    • Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce at the bottom of a baking dish.
    • Place the seared chicken breasts on top of the sauce.
    • Layer the sautéed peppers and onions over the chicken.
    • Pour the remaining marinara sauce over the top.
    • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese evenly over the dish.
  6. Bake:
    • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
    • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden and the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Garnish and Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
    • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
    • Serve hot, and enjoy your cheesy, comforting chicken and peppers bake!


  • For Extra Flavor: Add some crushed red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.
  • Make it a Meal: Serve over rice, pasta, or with a side of crusty bread.
  • Vegetarian Option: Replace the chicken with thick slices of zucchini or eggplant for a veggie-packed version.

Enjoy this delicious and comforting dish that’s perfect for any occasion!