Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet

Easy to Make Healthy & Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet Recipe | ASpicyPerspective.comOur latest family favorite, Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet. A fab mid-week meal to serve with rice or pasta.

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Just a couple weeks ago, we arrived home late in the evening from Ava’s swim team practice. It was such a busy day, and I hadn’t made plans for dinner and was feeling a little overwhelmed.

I’m sure that never happens to you. *wink*

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I started sifting through the pantry to see what I had on-hand in order to make a quick dinner. I knew once I found a few key ingredients I would feel less stressed.

There was chicken, basil, and half a block of low fat cream cheese in the fridge. Onions, garlic, and a large jar of roasted red peppers in the pantry.


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Keeping ingredients you love in stock is a sure-bet for pulling together a simple meal that satisfies as if it were planned.

In less than half an hour, I had a bold and savory meal my family raved about. In fact, they deemed it “blog worthy” insisting I share it with you immediately.

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So here it is folks, the quickie meal that has turned into a family favorite at my house, Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet.

I sautéed the chicken in a large skillet. Then took it out so I could use the skillet and juices to make a quick creamy pan sauce of sautéed onions and garlic, finely diced roasted red peppers, cream cheese, crushed red pepper, and a little chicken stock to thin it out.

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Then I placed the chicken back in the skillet to warm, and stirred in some fresh basil for sweetness.


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This healthy Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet recipe is low in fat and high in protein. It’s wonderful served over rice or pasta, or with green steamed veggies.

See? Quick and simple can be dazzling.

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet is also a great recipe to stretch when extra guests show up.

Instead of serving one whole chicken breast per person, slice the chicken and cover it with sauce to feed up to eight people.

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

5 / 5 (35 Reviews)
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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet Recipe – An easy to make dinner that the whole family will love! With just 9 ingredients and a whole lot of kick.


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (4 pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 ounce jar roasted red peppers, finely diced
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 4 ounces low fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves


  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and once melted, add the chicken breasts. Sear the chicken for 5 minutes per side. Then remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, sauté the onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the diced red peppers and sauté another 1-2 minutes. Then add the chicken broth, cream cheese, and crushed red pepper.  Simmer and stir to melt the cream cheese into the broth.
  3. Once the sauce is smooth, add the chicken breasts back to the skillet to warm. Stir in the chopped basil and simmer another 2 minutes before serving. Salt and pepper to taste. Slice and serve the chicken covered in the creamy pan sauce.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 542 Calories
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1g
  • Cholesterol: 203mg
  • Sodium: 1227mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sugar: 0.7g
  • Protein: 78.3g
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76 comments on “Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet

  1. Barryposted December 9, 2018 at 4:36 am Reply

    Made this tonight for dinner. Its really nice had it with some pasta.

  2. Karenposted November 12, 2018 at 11:18 pm Reply

    Could you make this recipe in a pressure cooker/ instant pot?

    Rating: 5
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  4. Valerie | Valerie's Kitchenposted October 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm Reply

    There is so much flavor in this dish! A great busy day choice!

    Rating: 5
  5. Amberposted October 2, 2018 at 9:33 pm Reply

    Made this with a side of asparagus and a super grains quinoa mix. One of my favorite healthy meals I’ve ever made!! Thank you for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  6. Kim Hacklposted September 29, 2018 at 10:46 pm Reply

    I made this according to the recipe, except I roasted my own red peppers since I had that whole bag of 6 peppers from Costco and needed to use them. This recipe was delicious! Such a creamy and spicy, tasty sauce. I can’t wait to make it again! Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  7. Jeniceposted September 5, 2018 at 6:19 pm Reply

    I am making this with leftover chicken and I can already tell it is going to be a keeper!

    Rating: 5
  8. Amandaposted August 5, 2018 at 2:51 pm Reply

    Amazing recipe! I made a few small changes – I dredged the chicken breasts lightly in a flour mixture (with paprika, pepper & garlic powder) before pan frying them. I also used 2 cups of chicken stock (and a little more cream cheese to balance it) because we like more gravy and served it over potato wedges. Will definitely be making it again :) Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

    Rating: 5
  9. Haileyposted April 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm Reply

    What is the best type of onion for this?

    • Sommerposted April 17, 2018 at 10:15 am Reply

      Hi Hailey!

      Sweet, yellow, or even red onions are a good choice. :)

  10. Healthy Momposted March 23, 2018 at 8:48 pm Reply

    This was very flavorful. I will definitely make this again

    Rating: 5
  11. Laurenposted March 4, 2018 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Made this for dinner last night and my hubby said it was the best thing we’ve ever cooked at home before. He told me I should make it again tonight lol! It was super easy and fairly inexpensive as well! We served it over brown rice with asparagus on the side. DELICIOUS!

    Rating: 5
  12. Lorenzoposted March 3, 2018 at 4:49 am Reply


    Rating: 5
  13. Brian Kennyposted February 28, 2018 at 7:01 am Reply

    Tonight will be the third time using this yummy recipe. I add just a little mild curry powder and fresh coriander and we love it.

    Rating: 5
  14. Sue Annposted January 28, 2018 at 7:05 pm Reply

    Yum! It was so delicious. Made this tonight and added a little shredded mozzarella and the whole family loved it!

    Rating: 5
  15. Ashlieposted January 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm Reply

    This is the family’s favorite Dish! After making it the first time I decided to try it differently and added more cream cheese, omitted crushed red pepper, added mozzarella, heavy cream and put I over penne, my family begs for this meal! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe 

    Rating: 5
  16. Sarahposted November 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm Reply

    I’m fairly certain the nutritional info for this recipe is wrong. After calculating out each individual item, there is significantly LESS than 64.5 grams of carbs. It’s roughly 6 grams of carbs. Perhaps the decimal is in the wrong place?

    • Sommerposted November 17, 2017 at 10:57 pm Reply

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks so much for pointing that out! We had some outside assistance when we first added nutritional facts. I hoped their wouldn’t be any typos. It’s all fixed now! :)

  17. nicole friedmanposted October 24, 2017 at 10:42 am Reply

    I cook just for myself, so the first time I made it, I halved the recipe, spooned the sauce on top of the cooked chicken (with drippings) rather than adding it to the skillet and spread the basil leaves before serving. Because there was a lot of sauce left, I froze it and used it later as a spaghetti sauce. This time, I made the recipe as is, but adding 4 extra tbs of the cream cheese as a thickener. Out of this, I get three succulent creamy chicken dinners. It doesn’t get any better than that. Thank you!

    Rating: 5