Boneless chicken, diced vegetables and a jar of sauce transform into Winner Winner Chicken Dinner in minutes. So bariatric friendly that you'll be smiling after one taste! I love this dish, it's tender, flavorful and meaty, but it's also full of soft vegetables and stuff that's good for me. My husband loves this one too!


  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, each cut into 4 pieces
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, sliced
  • 8 ounces baby bella or white mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 jar Mario Batali Marinara sauce - or any sauce without sugar in the Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon Italian or Tuscan seasoning


  • Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Brown in 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil in a non stick skillet then remove to a bowl. It does not need to cook through.
  • Add the remaining olive oil to the pan and sauté the onion, peppers, garlic and mushrooms until softened. Stir in the smoked paprika.
  • Add the chicken and any juices from the bowl back into the pan, stir in the sauce and the Italian seasoning.
  • Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

June 28, 2023
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