Welcome to Dixie Chicken Heaven!

If you’re looking for a satisfying yet simple classic southern main dish, you’ll love Dixie Chicken. This dish has a delightful combination of flavors, with a mild spiciness that tantalizes your taste buds! The most traditional ingredients include chicken, bell peppers, onions and spices, with hot sauce added to give it a bit of a kick. By adding a few more pantry staples and a little bit of prep and patience, you can create this delicious medley at home!


-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
-1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/4 teaspoon paprika
-1 large red bell pepper, cut into strips
-1 small yellow onion, cut into strips
-2 tablespoons hot sauce
-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika; whisk to combine.

3. Add chicken breasts to the bowl with the oil, and toss to coat.

4. Lay chicken in a single layer in a 9×13-inch baking dish, and bake for 25 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine bell pepper, onion, hot sauce, and cider vinegar.

6. Once the chicken has finished baking, remove from the oven, and top with the bell pepper and onion mixture.

7. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

8. Serve hot over cooked rice or in a wrap.

Additional Tips

For a bit of a richer flavor, try adding a few tablespoons of honey or brown sugar to the mixture before baking. You can also switch up the vegetables used with whatever is in season. For example, you could substitute bell peppers with eggplant, squash, or mushrooms.

That’s it! Dixie Chicken is super simple and always a thumbs up! If you’re looking for even more southern-inspired cuisine, you can try our recipes for Red Beans and Rice, Spicy Collard Greens, or Banana Pudding. No matter which dish you choose, you’re sure to find a favorite to twirl your taste buds!