3 to 3 1/2 lb. cut-up frying chicken, skin removed (I use chicken breasts)
1 (14.5 or 16 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained (I use thediced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano)
1 medium onion, thickly sliced
1 medium gree bell pepper, thickly sliced
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
** If serving over pasta - add 2 small cans or 1 large can tomato sauce
1. Arrange chicken in 12X8 (2 qt) microwave-safe dish. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over chicken. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap.
2. Microwave on HIGH for 22 to 26 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and juices run clear, rotating dish 1/2 turn and spooning sauce over chicken once during cooking. If desired, serve over hot cooked pasta.