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Chicken Stuffed Peppers are loaded with flavor and easy to make. This is a perfect low carb recipe that my entire family loves.

Chicken Stuffed Peppers in a baking dish
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These stuffed peppers make the perfect weeknight meal. Cooked shredded chicken is stuffed in peppers to create a simple and delicious meal that everyone loves.

If you loved out Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe, then you are going to love this this chicken stuffed peppers.

Why We Love This Recipe

This chicken stuffed peppers is made with simple ingredients. It is the perfect recipe to use leftover cooked chicken and to meal prep with. It is loaded with flavor while still fitting into my low carb diet.

The combination of the seasoning, chicken and peppers makes this meal a family favorite. If you are looking for a quick and delicious meal, change up taco Tuesday and make this stuffed chicken peppers. This meal is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients

Chicken Stuffed Peppers ingredients - bell peppers, olive oil, onion, minced garlic, chicken breasts, taco seasoning, salsa, white rice, lime, cheese
  • Bell Peppers (red, yellow or orange)
  • Olive Oil (divided) 
  • Onion (diced) 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Chicken Breasts (cut into bite size pieces) 
  • Taco Seasoning 
  • Salsa 
  • Cooked White Rice 
  • Lime (juiced) 
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend

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Variations Ideas

  • Rice – We used cooked white rice, but you can also make this recipe with cauliflower rice or brown rice.
  • Sauce – This stuffed peppers recipes taste amazing with mixing with buffalo sauce for a delicious buffalo chicken stuffed peppers. You can even substitute the salsa with salsa verde.
  • Chicken – We cooked our chicken in a skillet but this recipe can be made with leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken. We have even made it with ground beef for a delicious variation.
  • Cheese – If you prefer you can change the cheese to mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese.
  • Cream Cheese – For a creamy chicken mixture texture add in softened cream cheese with the seasoning.

Step by Step Instructions 

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  
  • Step 2 – Cut the tops off of the bell peppers and remove any of the seeds and membranes inside the peppers.  Then gently cut off the bottom of the peppers to make them level so that they can stand up right in the baking dish.  
Oil the peppers with a brush

Step 3 – Place the peppers in the baking dish and brush the inside of the peppers with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Bake for 20 minutes until the peppers begin to soften and brown slightly. 

Cooking chicken in the skillet with onions and oil

Step 4 – While the peppers are baking, heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add in the diced onions and chicken and sauté for approximately 5 minutes until the onions are soft and chicken is cooked through. 

Adding in garlic to the cooked chicken in the skillet

Step 5 – Drain any excess liquid or grease from the pan.  Add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute until the garlic is aromatic over medium heat.  

Adding in taco seasoning and salsa to the skillet with a wooden spoon

Step 6 – Stir in the taco seasoning and salsa.  Heat for a few minutes until all the ingredients are heated through.

Add in white rice to the chicken mixture in the skillet with a wooden spoon

Step 7 – Remove from heat and stir in the cooked white rice and lime juice.

Stuffing the peppers with the chicken mixture and topping with shredded cheese

Step 8 – Divide the chicken and rice mixture evenly into the bell peppers and top with the shredded Mexican cheese.

  • Step 9 – Bake the peppers for 10 more minutes until the cheese on top of the peppers is melted.
  • Step 10 – Remove from the oven.  Let the peppers rest for 10 minutes to 15 minutes and then they are ready to serve and enjoy.  

Recipe Tips

  • Prepare Peppers – Before stuffing the peppers, make sure to wash and clean out the center then bake. This allows the peppers to softened before it bakes with the chicken mixture.
  • Cooking Chicken – Prepare the chicken by dicing it about the same size so it cooks evenly. Make sure to cook thoroughly before combining with the seasoning ingredients. You can cook the chicken in a skillet or use leftover chicken.
  • Rest Peppers – For best results, we recommend allow the chicken to rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary based on the size of your peppers.
Close up image of chicken stuffed peppers on a plate

Serving Suggestions

You can easily serve these stuffed peppers as is but we like to add an easy side dish to complete the meal. Serve this recipe with a salad topped with fresh cilantro and a drizzle of ranch or blue cheese on top.

I have even served it with a side of white rice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Can I Freeze Stuffed Peppers?

Yes, you can freeze stuffed peppers but placing them in a freezer safe storage container. They will stay fresh for up to 2 months.

How to Reheat

When you are ready to enjoy again, thaw the stuffed peppers in the refrigerator overnight. Then reheat in microwave or oven until heated through.

Close up image of chicken stuffed peppers on a plate with a fork

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Chicken Stuffed Peppers

5 from 2 votes
Chicken Stuffed Peppers are loaded with flavor and easy to make. This is a perfect low carb recipe that my entire family loves.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Let Rest 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 266

Ingredients

  • 6 Bell Peppers red, yellow or orange
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil divided
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 cup Cooked White Rice
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1 cup Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cut the tops off of the bell peppers and remove any of the seeds and membranes inside the peppers.  Then gently cut off the bottom of the peppers to make them level so that they can stand up right in the baking dish.
  • Place the peppers in the baking dish and brush the inside of the peppers with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Bake for 20 minutes until the peppers begin to soften and brown slightly.
  • While the peppers are baking, heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add in the diced onions and chicken and sauté for approximately 5 minutes until the onions are soft and chicken is cooked through.
  • Drain any excess liquid or grease from the pan.  Add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute until the garlic is aromatic.
  • Stir in the tao seasoning and salsa.  Heat for a few minutes until all the ingredients are heated through.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cooked white rice and lime juice.
  • Divide the chicken and rice mixture evenly into the bell peppers and top with the shredded Mexican cheese.
  • Bake for 10 more minutes until the cheese on top of the peppers is melted.
  • Remove from the oven.  Let the peppers rest for 10-15 minutes and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 266kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 23g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 556mg, Potassium 696mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 4111IU, Vitamin C 158mg, Calcium 248mg, Iron 1mg

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