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.
- 1 large bell pepper, halved and cleaned
- 1 cup cooked chicken
- 1 cup chopped mushrooms
- ¼ cup diced celery
- ¼ cup diced onion
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, divided
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 cup tomato puree
- ¼ cup chicken stock
- salt and pepper to taste
- Blanch pepper halves in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and place in casserole dish.
- Sauté mushrooms, celery, onion and half the thyme in butter.Add chicken and stir.
- Stuff peppers with mixture. Mix together tomato puree, chicken broth and the rest of the thyme. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour over peppers and bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes until thoroughly heated.
Here are more recipes and tips from the Sunday Supper team for helping you to eat healthy as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.
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