Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Peppers and Snap Peas

This classic combination of flavors makes a highly aromatic and fulfilling dish. You can substitute thighs or tenders for chicken breast and mix in any combination of peppers you find.



15 Mins

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cook Time


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Season the Chicken

In a medium-size bowl, combine the chicken, chopped thyme, lemon zest, olive oil, salt, and pepper, then set aside.

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast(thinly sliced)1
  • Kosher Salt½ tsp.
  • Black Pepper5 turns
  • Thyme Leaves(finely chopped)10 sprigs
  • Lemon Zest2 Tbsps.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 Tbsp.

Season the Peppers and Onion

In a separate bowl combine the sliced peppers, sliced onion and seasoning, then set aside.

  • Bell Peppers(thinly sliced)1 ½ cups
  • Yellow Onion(thinly sliced)½ cup
  • Kosher Salt½ tsp.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 Tbsps.

Cooking Steps

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1. Add Some Oil while Preheating the Pan

Add the oil and preheat the pan to 435°F/225°C (high). Allow to preheat.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 Tbsp.

2. Sear the Chicken

Once the pan is preheated, add enough chicken to cover the bottom of the cookware without overcrowding. Sear for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and partially cooked. Remove the chicken and reserve on a plate lined with paper towels. Continue searing until all the chicken is done, then set aside.

  • Seasoned Chicken(thinly sliced)as needed

3. Cook the Peppers and Onion

With the temperature at 435°F/225°C (high), add the peppers and onions along with all their juices from the bowl. Cook for 2 minutes stirring frequently until they begin to look slightly translucent.

  • Mixed Peppers and Onion(desseded, thinly sliced)all

4. Add the Chicken and Snap Peas and Finish Cooking

Add the chicken stock and reduce the temperature to 235°F/115°C (medium- low). Continue cooking the vegetables for 4 minutes until the vegetables are soft and tender but some liquid still remains.

  • Seared Chickenall
  • Snap Peas(cut in halves)1 cup

5. Remove and Serve Immediately

Remove from the heat and serve the chicken and vegetables. Enjoy alone or with a side of pilaf rice and roasted vegetables! Adjust the seasoning as needed.

  • Kosher Saltas needed
  • Black Pepperas needed