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Chicken with Capsicum – Easy Quick Tasty


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Are  you too tired to cook but still want something quick as well as tasty to whip up for dinner? Try our Chicken with Capsicum and you’ll be noting this down to cook on those ‘In a Rush’ days. It’s as simple as can be and with a just a few ingredients. Serve with rice or flatbreads: The chicken is full of flavor and very moist.

Chicken with Capsicum

Chicken with Capsicum

Chicken with Capsicum – Easy Quick Tasty

Recipe Type: Chicken / Quick
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 10
Cook time: 7
Total time: 17
Serves: 2-3


  • 1 chicken breast (half of a chickens breast portion)
  • 1 large Green Capsicum/Bell Pepper
  • 1 large Onion
  • 3 Tbsp  + 2 tsp Oil
  • Leaves of your choice for garnish;Scallions/Coriander/Basil
  • ½ tsp cornflour mixed with ¼ cup water


  • 4 large cloves garlic
  • 1 large green chilly (the not so hot variety)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 5 drops sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp pepper (or more if you like)
  • 1 Tbsp cornflour
  • salt to taste


  • Wash the chicken. Pat dry with kitchen towels. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Crush the garlic and green chilies together to a fine paste.
  • GARLIC with chilli paste for chicken with capsicum
  • Add to the rest of the marinade ingredients and stir well.
  • marinate corn flour
  • Marinate  chicken with this mixture and allow to sit for 5 -15 minutes.
  • rub into chicken
  • Meanwhile; Cut the capsicum into square  or rectangle pieces.
  • Cut the onion into squares as well.
  • onion and capsicum
  • Heat 3 Tbsp oil in a non stick wok/pan. On high heat, Stir fry the chicken.
  • fry chicken till tneder
  • Toss continuously  till the chicken cooks tender white and still remains moist. This does not take too long. Cut through your biggest chunk of chicken to test doneness.  Set aside. (Or you can just move to the side of the pan – however setting aside gives a better result).
  • In same wok heat another 1 tsp oil add the onion and stir fry till onion starts to turn golden.
  • Then add the capsicum and stir fry till slightly golden on the edges as well.
  • Return the chicken to the wok and toss well together for a minute.
  • add onion and capsicum
  • Add the cornflour solution and cook till this mixture thickens and coats the chicken ( about 20 seconds).add cornflour solution
  • Garnish with Spring onion or Coriander/Cilantro leaves.
  • till moist and cooked
  • Serve hot.

Chicken with Capsicum – Easy Quick Tasty

Chicken with Capsicum

Chicken with Capsicum

Try it and let us know – Chicken with Capsicum – Easy Quick Tasty .

  • You can add a tsp of Oyster Sauce when you stir fry the chicken with vegetables for additional flavor.
  • You can add 1 tsp of Shao Xing chinese cooking wine or meat tenderizer  to the marinade to tenderize the chicken.
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  1. Avatar shemmi 4 years ago

    This is my fav section,the quick ones. As you know from the moment I enter kitchen I’m waiting to get out.I tried this,though it turned out a little dry compared to whats seen in the photo, we loved it and thought it so much better than the similar recipe which I sometimes make.

    • Avatar admin 4 years ago

      Thankyou. I’m glad you liked it.
      As for chicken turning dry please always remember since chicken breasts cook relatively fast(faster than any other cut), you must avoid over cooking or else they turn dry.. the recipe mentions that this does not take very long. Just a few minutes. Check one piece and stop cooking. If timed correctly the chicken is quite moist and tender.This is one of my favorite quick fixes too so I hope you’ll try it again.

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