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Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 Bell Pepper Halves
Calories 361kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Bell Peppers
  • 1 Lb Chicken Breast boneless/skinless
  • 3 Tablespoons Mild Tasting Oil (see notes below) divided
  • 1 Yellow Onion diced
  • 10 Ounces Spinach fresh
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3 Whole Chipotle Pepper minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt + more for chicken
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper + more for chicken
  • 5 Ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese grated
  • Fresh Cilantro as a topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Cut bell peppers (3) in half and de-seed.
  • Place peppers on a baking sheet and spray each side with cooking oil.
  • Place chicken breast (1 Lb) on a 2nd rimmed baking sheet.
  • Rub chicken with oil ( 1 tablespoon), and sprinkle with salt (1 teaspoon) and pepper (1/2 teaspoon).
  • Place both baking sheets in the oven, and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add oil (1 tablespoon) to a large nonstick pan.
  • Once shimmering, add diced yellow onion (1) and saute until translucent (about 10 minutes).
  • Add minced garlic (2 cloves) and fresh spinach (10 Ounces) and cook until spinach has released its liquid and fully wilts.
  • Remove both baking sheets from the oven -- you'll know the bell peppers are done when they've softened, and the chicken is done once it's no longer pink in the center.
  • Allow the chicken to cool, then shred.
  • Add cooked veggies and shredded chicken to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining oil (1 tablespoon), fresh lime juice (2 tablespoons), sour cream (1 cup), minced chipotle peppers (3 whole), oregano (1 teaspoon), cumin (1 teaspoon), chili powder (2 teaspoons), salt (1 teaspoon) and pepper (1/2 teaspoon).
  • Pour the ingredients from the small bowl over the chicken and veggies and stir to combine.
  • Spoon the filling into the bell peppers.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve with cilantro and enjoy!

Notes

  • Mild Tasting Oil. You want an oil with a high smoke point and mild flavor -- think avocado, vegetable, safflower, sunflower, peanut. Skip EVOO, coconut, or sesame oil. 
  • Nutrition information is based on 1 of the 6 bell peppers halves.

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Net Carbs: 7g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com