What a weird name for a dish, right? Well, here is the story: I used to cook this dish for my kids and it never had a name. Once a little friend of my son came home with us after pre-school and we had this for lunch. She liked it very much and asked, what it is called. I looked at it and thought: Well, it has the colors red, yellow, and green, just like a traffic light, so we decided to call it “Ampel-Menü” (Ampel = traffic light).
It’s still a kid’s favorite and it is quickly cooked, doesn’t break the bank and is healthy, too. I cooked it yesterday and decided to take some pictures and share it with you. Not a German classic but delicious anyway!
I serve this meal with some bread, either fresh from the bakery or oven baked. Usually, it’s a baguette. Feels like in France!
Make sure you have the parsley, it is very important for the taste!
Traffic Light Dish
- 3-4 large chicken breasts
- 3-4 red bell peppers
- 1 can sweet corn
- 1 bunch parsley, fresh
- 6-10 Tsp sour cream
- 2 Tsp cooking oil
- ½ cup chicken broth (optional)
- Cut the chicken breasts in bite size cubes.
- Cut the bell peppers in bite size cubes.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
- Add the chicken breasts to the hot oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Fry the chicken breasts from all sides and add the bell peppers and the corn.
- Fry alltogether for a couple of minutes to get the bell peppers soft.
- Add the sour cream and keep cooking. If there is not enough sauce, add some chicken broth.
- Cut the parsley into tiny pieces and add to the pan at the very last.
- Stir well and serve with a fresh baguett (or oven baked baguette).