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Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers Recipe
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Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers Recipe

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Here's a different take on traditional stuffed peppers. I substituted chicken for the beef and used Cubanelle peppers in place of the green peppers that are usually featured in such a dish. -Ron Burlingame of Canton, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 Cubanelle peppers or mild banana peppers
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed pepper equals 230 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 661 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, salsa, chicken, bread crumbs and rice. Spoon into peppers.
  2. Coat a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish and an 8-in. square baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in larger pan and 1/2 cup sauce in smaller pan. Place peppers over sauce. Spoon remaining spaghetti sauce over peppers.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until peppers are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers in Light & Tasty August/September 2005, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed pepper equals 230 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 661 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

Made as-is. A keeper

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

may try adding black beans next time to increase fiber, but very good.

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

might try adding some black beans to increase fiber for next time, but very good and not spicy

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009

I used banana peppers. I split the peppers open and stuffed them that way. They were very good; espically for a low fat recipe

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2008

I made these today but used Rotel instead of the spaghetti sauce. So good.

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