Smothered Chicken Recipe

  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 whole head garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  1. In a 2-quart microwave-safe dish, toss onion with oil. Place garlic in the center. Cover; microwave on high 5 minutes. Stir bell pepper and tomato paste into onion.
  2. Rub chicken with paprika and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper; place on vegetables, with thickest part of breast facing edge of dish. Cover; cook on high until chicken is opaque throughout, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken.
  3. Remove garlic; slice off top, and squeeze cloves into a small bowl. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice; mash with a spoon. Stir into vegetables; spoon onto plates, and serve chicken on top.