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Easy Stuffed Peppers with Chicken and Cheddar

Easiest Stuffed Peppers With Chicken & Cheddar

Hi There Friendly Food-Lover and welcome to my Easiest-Ever Stuffed Peppers Recipe. There is nothing to pre-cook for this recipe. Put the ingredients in the peppers, bake and voila! This recipe was part of the food blogger Pepper Party sponsored by Divemex, the socially responsible pepper growers. Over 20 bloggers shared their best bell pepper recipes. Check out some of the delicious pepper recipes below.

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Who doesn’t love stuffed peppers? Acutally, I never used to like them much, mostly because stuffed peppers are a pain to make. Needing to cook a filling and then stuff and then bake was too much for me.

But then I started filling them with leftovers.

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That was brilliant, if I may say so myself.

There’s nothing quite like a red bell pepper stuffed with leftover paella. Nothing, that is, except for a red bell pepper stuffed with leftover spaghetti bolognese, topped with cheese that’s bubbling and oozing so much that you know it’s going to burn the roof of your mouth.

So that’s how I’ve been stuffing peppers for the last few years. And it’s been good.

But lately I wondered if there was a filling for stuffed peppers that didn’t require pre-cooking of any kind.

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I found it!

This stuffed peppers recipe is simply raw chopped up chicken, cheese and a bit of flour and seasonings inside the pepper. You top it with a breadcrumb mixture and bake until the cheese is gooey and the chicken is cooked through. Couldn’t be easier!

You’ll find my recipe for Easy Stuffed Peppers with Chicken and Cheddar below. First, check out the recipes that the other Pepper Party bloggers are sharing today.

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Chicken and Cheddar by Cook the Story
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus by What Jew Wanna Eat
Curried Cashew Pepper Patties {gluten free} by Chocolate & Carrots
Roasted Red Pepper and Onion Dip by Juanita’s Cocina
Sweet Pepper-Masa Cake by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Breakfast Casserole by Mother Thyme
Onions and Peppers Naan Pizzas by poet in the pantry
Steak Fajitas with Drunken Peppers by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chile-Red Pepper & Ginger Soy Beef Lettuce Cups by White Lights on Wednesday
Moroccan Style Stuffed Peppers by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Souffleed Green Peppers by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Cheesy Polenta Stuffed Peppers by Cooking In Stilettos
Homemade Sofrito by Food Snob 2.0
Roasted Red Pepper Cheesy Corn Cakes from It’s Yummi!
Spinach, Pepper, Mushroom and Tomato Frittata by Take A Bite Out of Boca
Roasted Red Pepper Bisque by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Mini Asian Vegetable Pizzas by Mom’s Test Kitchen
Blue Cheese Pepper Poppers by {i love} my disorganized life
Goat Cheese with Bell Pepper Spread by The Redhead Baker
Sweet and Sour Chicken and Bell Peppers by Daily Dish Recipes

And now for my easy stuffed peppers recipe:

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5.0 from 4 reviews

Easy Stuffed Peppers With Chicken & Cheddar
 
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These stuffed peppers are a breeze to make because the filling doesn’t have to be cooked before the peppers are stuffed. Instead, the chicken and cheese filling takes the same amount of time to cook as the peppers take to get that softened roasted texture. The pepper stays slightly firm for these such that you can even pick them up to eat them, making them as nice for a plated appetizer as they are for a weeknight dinner. Make-Ahead Tip: Stuff and top the peppers up to 12 hours in advance. Remove from fridge when you pre-heat the oven. Cook according to step # below
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup panko bread crmbs
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • ¾ lb chicken breast cutlets, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves (1 tsp. dried leaves)
  • 2 tsp. all-purpose white flour
  • 4 red bell peppers, halved from stem to base and de-seeded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a small bowl combine the panko, garlic powder, ⅛ teaspoon of salt, ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and ⅓ cup of the shredded cheese. Use your fingers to rub the crumbs and cheese together until the bits of cheese are about the size of the larger crumbs. Set aside.
  3. In a second bowl combine the chicken, thyme, ¼ teaspoon of salt the remaining ⅔ cup cheese and the flour.
  4. Brush the outsides of the peppers lightly with olive oil (about 1 tablespoon will be enough for them all) and sprinkle lightly with salt. Arrange them on a baking sheet cup-side-up. Fill each half of pepper with approximately ¼ cup of the chicken filling and then top each with about 1 tablespoon of the crumbs.
  5. Bake until the chicken is cooked through and the crumbs on top are golden brown, 22-25 minutes.

Thank you to Divemex for sponsoring this week. The growers of Divemex specialize in greenhouse grown peppers in state of the art facilities that facilitate the production of the highest quality peppers in some of the safest facilities anywhere. But most importantly, as a Fair Trade Certified company, they have an unwavering commitment to social responsibility that includes support for families of their workers, health care for all employees and a child-free environment. Isn’t that a company you can get behind? Show them that you appreciate their social responsibility with a like on Facebook.

Disclosure: Divemex gave us prizes to give away to our readers during the #PepperParty. The total value of the prizes was approximately $900. In addition, I was paid to put on the Pinchatlive associated with the event. All opinions are my own.
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37 Responses to “Easiest Stuffed Peppers With Chicken & Cheddar”
  1. Katie Smith says:

    Made these the other day and they are DELICIOUS.

  2. Deby says:

    Loved the idea of easy and fast cooking! I’ll try this recipe for sure! Thanks!

  3. Karen D says:

    I love to roast them then chop and add to homemade cornbread

  4. F Kane says:

    I love grilling red, yellow and orange bell peppers on my outdoor grill!

  5. Megan says:

    I love stuffed bell peppers – really any kind of stuffed pepper. As long as there’s a pepper…and stuffing… :)

  6. Dawna says:

    My tried and true favorite is just green peppers stuffed with ground meat and rice and seasoned tomato sauce. Because I trying to watch we used cauliflower riced in the Cuisinart instead of rice. Basic and simple my ultimate comfort food. You can make it in the crock pot or on the stove I don’t like to mess around with my stuffed peppers. I will anything else but those LOL

  7. I’m definitely adding this to my dinner line-up! I’ve started to cook A LOT more, and I can’t wait to try this.

  8. These look lovely! Growing up, my mom often made a stuffed bell pepper with red sauce, rice, and served with a side of pork chops. :)
    Amanda @ Amanda’s Apron recently posted: Walnut Butter

  9. Katie says:

    Yum! These stuffed peppers sound so good! Love the idea of going the non-traditional route!
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  10. I love that these are easy but look totally delicious too! Yay!
    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat recently posted: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus #PepperParty (Giveaway Post!)

  11. This is, seriously, the easiest stuffed pepper recipe…EVER! Thanks Christine!
    Betsy @ Desserts Required recently posted: The Rebel House

  12. phyllis says:

    I love bell peppers. These recipes all sound delicious.

  13. Donna K says:

    I don’t have a fave. I am looking for recipes.

  14. Rebecca says:

    I love roasted bell peppers with mozzarella.

  15. Maggie says:

    stuffed peppers with ground beef

  16. Monique says:

    What a fantastic idea!!! I used to LOVE making stuffed peppers but they always had similar fillings. What a great idea to use leftovers!
    Noted for leftover monkfish marinara in the fridge.
    Monique recently posted: Pepper Party: Homemade Sofrito

  17. Calees says:

    My favorite bell pepper recipe is Pepper Steak. I’ve grown up with my mom’s recipe and love it. So simple really and one of those childhood favorites to have time and again.

  18. Rusty H says:

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus by What Jew Wanna Eat

  19. Stuffing peppers with leftovers is a brilliant idea, Christine! Your chicken stuffing sounds amazing, too :)

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