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Favorite and Easy Stuffed Pepper Recipe with Chicken

Packed with flavor, meat, and nutritional goodness! This side dish is sure to become a favorite at your dinner table.
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Favorite and Easy Stuffed Pepper Recipe with Chicken

Packed with flavor, meat, and nutritional goodness! This side dish is sure to become a favorite at your dinner table.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Meat Dishes, Russian
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 10
Calories: 147kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb mini bell peppers, tops cut off, cleaned out
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • ¼ cup rice, cooked (I use organic basmati)
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, boneless & skinless
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  • Boil 1/4 cup of rice in a little sauce pan with 1/2 cup of water.
  • Chop 1 onion and grate 2 carrots. Set aside.
  • Cut the tops off the bell peppers and clean them out.
  • Grind 1 pound of boneless and skinless thighs and 1 onion. To the meat add cooked rice, 1 Tablespoon of salt, 1/2 Tablespoon of pepper, and 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste. Mix all together.
  • Heat up 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a pan. Sauté the chopped onion and carrots, stir occasionally until onion starts to soften; about 3-4 minutes. Stir in 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste and 1/4 cup of water. Mix well and turn off the heat.
  • Fill a medium sized pot with water and bring to a boil.
  • Stuff the peppers with meat, dropping them in the boiled water. (The water must be hot, or the meat will fall apart) If you have meat left over, you can make meatballs and drop them into the boiled water with peppers.
  • Carefully add the sautéd vegetables into the pot with peppers. Add water if necessary, should cover all the peppers (and meatballs if any).
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and let simmer for 40-45 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, and sprinkle with a handful of chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3625IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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