Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

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Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers might sound a bit odd to you. Where’s the rice, you ask? Don’t worry you’ll never miss it.

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Lean chicken and sautéed mushrooms can satisfy the hungriest appetite without the bloated feeling you can get from rice. Don’t get me wrong, I love rice. But after a meal of regular stuffed peppers I’m more inclined to chill out than work out.

Another reason this meal works is that bell peppers are plentiful this time of year so they’re easy on the budget. People are more likely to choose to prepare healthy meals if the ingredients are inexpensive and readily available.

I used canned tomato puree without added salt. Why not use fresh tomatoes? You certainly can substitute fresh tomatoes and allow them to cook down into a sauce if you have the time. In reality canned tomatoes have the same nutrition to use in cooking as fresh tomatoes. Plus canned are actually cheaper pound for pound. Save the fresh ones for your salads!

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Lightly sautéed mushrooms, celery and onion in a little butter add depth to cooked chicken. I thinned the tomato puree with a little chicken stock for added flavor.

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Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers

Recipe can be easily doubled as needed.

Ingredients

  • 1 large bell pepper, halved and cleaned
  • 1 cup cooked chicken
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Blanch pepper halves in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and place in casserole dish.
  2. Sauté mushrooms, celery, onion and half the thyme in butter.Add chicken and stir.
  3. Stuff peppers with mixture. Mix together tomato puree, chicken broth and the rest of the thyme. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour over peppers and bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes until thoroughly heated.
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34 Responses to Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

  1. Shaina says:

    Yumm stuffed peppers are such a yummy and versatile way to show off your cooking skills. There are so many combinations!
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  2. Mmm this stuffing looks so delicious, really want to try it :D (but with a chicken sub of course!)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  3. Renee says:

    Who needs rice with this? Not me. Because it’s just filler and then I’d have more room to enjoy some more of the stuffed peppers.
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  10. I LOVE stuffed peppers, and these look fantastic!
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  12. Liz says:

    Sounds darned tasty to me! I wouldn’t miss the rice one bit! It was so fun to hang out with you last weekend! I loved meeting so many of my #SS friends :)
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  13. I love the addition of chicken!! What a fabulous dish! I love pureeing my own tomatoes too!
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  14. What a great idea to skip the rice and still serve a delicious meal.
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  16. Love the single serving, but so easy to multiply for a family!
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  17. I’m all for stuffed peppers. Love this recipe!
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  18. I love the idea of using mushrooms instead of rice in these. We’ll be trying this the next time we stuff peppers!
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  19. Alida says:

    This is such a genius recipe! I’ve never been much of a fan of rice in my stuffed peppers anyhow, so this makes so much more sense. I can’t wait to try it!

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  22. Run DMT says:

    This looks so good! Thanks for sharing!
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  23. Haha yes, after a meal of rice-filled stuffed peppers, I definitely want to chill out! I love this leaner, more protein-packed version. Would be great for making a big batch and re-heating for lunches. Would keep us full all afternoon.
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  24. Susan says:

    You definitely don’t need any rice with this! A perfect dish as is!
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  25. Claudia says:

    So mouth watering! That seems to be impressive!
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