Sizzling Chicken and Cheese (TGI Friday's Copycat)
Prep Time: 10minutes
Cook Time: 30minutes
Total Time: 40minutes
Author: Alyona Demyanchuk
These EASY marinated chicken breasts served over melted cheese with onions, red & green bell peppers and mashed potatoes come together quicker than you may think! Find out how to make TGI Fridays copycat recipe the EASY way!
2lbschicken breasts (each chicken breast sliced in half)
5oz bell peppers sliced
1cupItalian dressing plus 2 TBSP for peppers & onion
3tbsp canola oil
1cupMonterey Jack cheese grated
4cups Mashed potatoes
Heat a large oven-safe skillet over high heat. Sear the bell peppers and onion in 1 tsp of oil for 3 minutes or until charred-looking. Add 2 TBSP of Italian dressing and stir to coat. Remove and set aside.
Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and paprika on both sides. Add 2 tbsp of oil into the same skillet and sear the chicken breasts for 2 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
Pour 1 cup of Italian dressing into the same skillet (still over high heat) and deglaze the pan for 1 minute. Remove from heat and pour dressing aside.
Lightly grease the pan with 1 1/2 tsp of oil. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese onto the bottom and spread 4 cups of mashed potatoes over the cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Layer the chicken breasts a top and pour over the dressing. Garnish with bell peppers and onion.
Bake at 400° F for 20-30 minutes or until sizzling hot.
MAKE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS: Layer ingredients as instructed into a baking dish. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes or until sizzling hot. NOTE: Can use mozzarella, cheddar, or any Monterey jack blend cheese.