COOK and stir chicken in hot oil in large skillet on medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned.
ADD 3 cups water, chicken broth and lemon peel; mix well. Stir in pasta; cover. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
STIR in tomatoes and pepper strips; cook an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are crisp-tender. Add cheese; toss lightly.