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Traffic Light Dish

chicken dish

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!

chicken dish

Traffic Light Dish

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch (or Dinner), Meat Dish
Cuisine International
Servings 4 portions


  • 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)
  • salt
  • pepper


  • 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).


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