The inspiration for this recipe came from the prepared hot foods section at my local Whole Foods.  You can use skin-on, bone-in chicken for more flavor (you need to increase the cooking time – use a meat thermometer to ensure doneness).

Chicken Diablo
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breast or 8 chicken thighs, season with salt and pepper
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can of roasted tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In an oven proof, oiled pan, brown both sides of the seasoned chicken pieces on med-high heat - remove from pan and set aside (it will not be cooked through- just getting color on it)
  3. Add a little more olive oil and add onions, peppers, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and stir up the browned bits, cook 4-5 minutes, until onions wilt but not browned
  4. Add the can of tomatoes and stir, taste for seasoning, add salt as needed - it may also need a little water/stock, simmer on medium for 3-4 minutes
  5. Add the chicken and the juices back into the pan, and cook in the oven 20-25 minutes
  6. Check for doneness with meat thermometer - register 165 or when pierced with a knife and the juices run clear, finish with your favorite finishing salt and drizzle of a fruity olive oil