Mediterranean Chicken and Pepper Casserole


Vegetables, chicken breast, pasta, and Italian cheeses are baked until bubbly for a delicious one-pot dinner for two. I like to serve this with a light salad and crisp white wine.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked mafalda pasta

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into strips

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, diced

  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced

  • 8 cherry tomatoes

  • ¼ cup Italian green olives

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ¼ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Grana Padano cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until flexible but not soft, about 5 minutes. Drain.

  3. Heat oil in a stovetop- and oven-safe casserole dish over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken strips until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives, thyme, lemon zest, and pepper flakes. Cook and stir until the onions have begun to look translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the half-cooked pasta.

  4. Sprinkle Pecorino Romano and Grana Padano over the pasta mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and the cheeses have melted and browned, about 15 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

479 Calories
18g Fat
53g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 479
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 698mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 135mg 673%
Calcium 290mg 22%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 607mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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