Sunday, April 1, 2012

Corn and Bell Pepper Chicken Bake Recipe

Today was an amazing day!  We both got new half marathon PRs, 1:56:22 for Mike, 2:07:00 for me (official times) and we got to hang out with Jenny, her husband, Rena and her boyfriend!  Everyone did amazing in the race and I will post my recap tomorrow.   

For now, I hope a new recipe will tide you over. 

We just made it this week, I almost couldn't find a recipe but found one in the nick of time!  I wanted to find a crock pot recipe since we were going to be away all day today for the race, but I couldn't find anything that seemed good.  I happened to look at the pile of recipes in our cabinet and found this one that I had cut from the back of a Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing mix box. 

 Saving this was a good idea!

Corn and Bell Pepper Chicken Bake


1 2/3 cups hot water
1 package (6 oz) Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing mix
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 package (14 oz) frozen stir-fry vegetables (the peppers and onion blend), thawed
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 package (12 oz) frozen corn, thawed

This recipe was really easy to put together, which is a good thing since we were both pretty tired from the half marathon this morning!  It was almost as easy as doing a crock pot recipe so everything worked out in the end. 

All we did was add the hot water to the stuffing mix and stirred it until it was moist.  While that was put to the side, we prepared the rest of the meal. 

 Stuffing, yum!

We were lazy and didn't trim the fat off of the chicken, but there wasn't much to begin with so it wasn't a big deal.  The 4 chicken breast halves (the original recipe calls for 6 but we don't need that much chicken for just two people) are placed in the bottom of a 13x9 inch glass baking dish and then covered with the stir-fry vegetables. 

 Nice and colorful!

We mixed the corn and soup together and spooned it over the chicken and vegetables.  Finally, we topped everything with the stuffing mix.  The entire dish was placed in the oven, set at 425 degrees, and baked for 1 hour (the original recipe said 30 minutes and we took it out and the chicken was under cooked). 

 Almost done

The final layer

After we got the baking time figured out, this meal turned out really well! 

 Tasty!

Mike even had seconds, which is saying a lot since we ran a half marathon and sometimes our appetites are a little off after that race distance. 

Anyone have a favorite chicken bake that we could try?

16 comments:

  1. That looks yummy! If I made it, I'd have to leave out the peppers as Izzy and I are the only ones who will eat them. :(

    Congrats on your time today! Way to go!

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    1. Thanks Jen!

      That's sad about no one else in your family liking peppers, they are so good!

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  2. I don't eat meat but Paul does and this is one recipe he loves. It's in the slow cooker and is super easy. :)
    You guys did an amazing job today!
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-chicken-taco-soup/detail.aspx

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    1. Thanks for the recipe Jenny, it looks really good!

      You did amazing too :)

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  3. looks super yum - and a casserole, exactly what we eat around our place. I think Colin would even eat this.

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    1. It was really good! Casseroles are nice and easy, most of the time.

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  4. Your recipe looks yummy. Doubt my kids would eat it with the peppers, but I think my husband and I would like it. We liked the Stove Top Bruschetta chicken recipe (obviously also off the back of the box - chicken flavor I think - let me know if you want it and I can see if I can find it). Easy and tasty. I also have a parmesan chicken recipe that we all like a lot. Husband says it tastes just as good as a fried parmesan chicken, but it's baked (way healthier). I also have a less healthy cashew chicken casserole that I like, but the kids not so much (they are kind of picky). Haven't made it in a while.

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    1. I may have the Bruschetta chicken recipe since we buy all of the varieties of stuffing, I'll have to take a look! You can find them online too :)

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  5. Another good recipe! Congrats on the PR's-can't wait to hear more.

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  6. Great recipe...it looks really good!! Congrats on the PR's!!!

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  7. Congrats on the new pr!! That's a tough course to pr on too, with those hills. Yummy casserole! My mom makes some good chicken casseroles... I often don't have time for something to bake in the oven, and tend to do more skillet dishes or crock pot dishes, (and don't eat much meat, as you know). But this weekend my family has been here so we're making lots of meat. :)

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    1. Thanks Laura! It was a tougher course but our first half marathon was hillier so it wasn't too bad. There was just one hill at mile 10 that was a killer!

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