Mount St. Helens Chicken

Mount St. Helens Chicken

The first time I made this colorful, tasty, healthy dish for my husband, we had just started dating. He had just climbed Mount St. Helens the day before.
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Prep Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 327 kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Sliced
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper sliced
  • 1 pasilla pepper sliced
  • 2 jalapenos sliced
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • ½ lb colorful cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives
  • 1 handful fresh basil shredded
  • 2 cups steamed white rice


  • Heat one TBSP of the olive oil in a sauté pan on medium heat
  • Sauté chicken for about 10 minutes, just until cooked through.
  • Transfer chicken to large bowl
  • Add peppers and onion to the pan.
  • Sauté 10 minutes or just until tender. You still want some tooth to the veggies
  • Add garlic and cook one more minute
  • Add to the bowl with the chicken
  • Toss the chicken and vegetables with the rest of the olive oil and the red wine vinegar
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Toss in the cherry tomatoes, basil, and Kalamata olives

To Serve

  • Place a scoop of the steamed rice in the middle of individual serving bowls
  • Arrange the chicken and vegetables around the rice
  • Drizzle some of the vinaigrette over the top.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil


I arrange the chicken and veggies over the rice to look like a mountain.  You don’t have to get that fancy, but it does make a great presentation!


Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 19gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 272mgPotassium: 541mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1986IUVitamin C: 68mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bell peppers, jalapeno, spicy, tomato
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