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Chicken-Stuffed Green Peppers

Both for a family meal and for entertaining, this is a dish I serve frequently. It's very appealing to the eye, and people like the wild rice and the peppers. What I learned about cooking came from an expert - my husband! He's the real chef in the family. We have a 12-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. -Shelley Armstrong, Buffalo Center, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 large green peppers
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain brown and wild rice blend
  • 1/3 cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cut tops off peppers; remove seeds. In a large kettle, cook peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Place upside down on paper towels; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in butter until tender. Add the chicken, broth, rice with contents of seasoning packet, celery, carrot, basil and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until the rice is almost tender.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in the tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini. Spoon rice mixture into the peppers; place in a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Spoon the remaining rice mixture around peppers.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until the peppers are tender and filling is heated through. Uncover and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; bake 5 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 505 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 1423mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 41g protein.

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  • gaylene2
    Nov 14, 2020

    I really simplified this recipe and we all liked it. I just used five of the ingredients: peppers, chicken, brown rice and cheese. Then I added BBQ sauce. Basic and

  • martreck
    Feb 15, 2016

    My husband really like this recipe, I love the versatility of it. I leave out the zucchini which I don't like, but add more mushrooms that I do. I've also used plain long grain and wild rice and added my own spices when I didn't have the boxed kind. I'm going to try to zip it up by using the canned diced tomatoes with chopped peppers which I think will work well. I don't use green peppers instead I use yellow or red.

  • eversbeaver
    Aug 2, 2013

    Not the greatest most flavorful recipe. Good way to incorporate chicken and the bountiful green pepper harvest. Was better as leftovers.

  • amammaa4
    Apr 27, 2013

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  • Bill-in-Brazil
    Mar 7, 2012

    I added some hot peppers chopped up to spice it up some! Excellent

  • hzajac
    Nov 19, 2008

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