Kitchen Therapy

Chicken with Peppers


I made this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe last week!
I was so impressed with myself!
(I usually complete the recipes on the day they are due!)
And boy was I glad I did this one early!
Today, Friday, is the last day of school for Term 3 in New South Wales, Australia.
The kids now have two weeks off, before going back for one last term of school for 2012.

We live across the road from the school…


I took this photo of the school from our driveway.

So after hanging out on the oval for a while after school, all the boys head to our place!
Hot, sweaty and dirty from playing sports.
Thirsty and hungry.
They take over the house.
And there’s never less than 5 of them.


It’s become a Friday thing.
And to be honest… I enjoy it.
They leave a trail of grass, dirt and food scraps behind them, but it’s nothing a quick vacuum and mop can’t fix!

Today, being the last day of school, meant most of us mum’s also stayed back at the school, chatting while the kids played. So if I didn’t complete this recipe last week, I would have written it off today and missed out.

And what a shame that would have been!

This dish was delicious!

The whole family loved it!


I will definitely be making this again… and again… and again…

It’s not often a dish comes along that we all love.

I am looking forward to reading what the rest of the French Fridays with Dorie group thought of this one!


















16 thoughts on “Chicken with Peppers

  1. How convenient to be so close to school. Your photo looks great.

  2. Recipes that agree with the whole family are always welcome. It looks delicious! Have a great weekend

  3. Great looking chicken! I will be making this one again and again.

  4. My goodness, sounds like a mixed blessing to live so close to the school. Enjoy (or good luck surviving) the school holidays:-)

  5. What a lovely day!!! Your dish looks wonderful and I’m happy everyone enjoyed it. Hope you all have a wonderful school break!!!!

  6. It’s always interesting to observe the different school calender from other countries. I grew up with summer holidays and winter breaks so to know that somewhere, kids are enjoying the freedom of last day of school in Sept always makes me envious. Very glad that your whole family enjoyed the dish. Your description of how the boys take over the house on Fridays is absolutely adorable!

  7. Yea for breaks!
    Buying a house within walking distance of the highschool made life much easier once the girls hit their upper levels. (And it got them out walking and exercising more).
    Glad you enjoyed this dish.

  8. I’m usually making the week’s dish the day it’s due, too, but I got the cooking and the writing out of the way last week – it was such a novelty! This stew would have been a shame to miss – it’s so good. I bet those ravenous kids loved it, too.

  9. Glad to hear the whole family loved it. It was delicious, wasn’t it? How nice to live so close to school. I’ll bet your kids sleep later in the morning!

  10. What a great blend of flavors! Happy weekend =D

  11. Last day of school in September!!! It is totally strange! Your dish looks wonderful I am glad all of you enjoyed it!

  12. We really enjoyed this, too! Especially on the tail of all those salads. I’d really like to try it with tun as well.

  13. I skipped this but reading the overwhelming approval of everyone for this dish is making me second guess myself. Glad you all enjoyed it and I hope the kids have a nice break from school!

  14. I think chicken always needs other ingredients to go up that extra level, doesn’t it? Peppers are a great solution.

  15. love how yellow and bright your sauce wound up! 🙂 It makes it look so warm and inviting 🙂 great job!

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