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Easy Chicken Pesto Stuffed Peppers

On busy weeknights, I don’t want to spend more than 30 minutes preparing dinner, nor do I want to wash a towering pile of dishes. This recipe delivers without having to sacrifice flavor! —Olivia Cruz, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet yellow or orange peppers
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/2 cup shredded Havarti cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional

Directions

  • Cut peppers lengthwise in half; remove stems and seeds. Place peppers on a baking sheet, skin side up. Broil 4 in. from heat until skins blister, about 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine chicken, rice and pesto. When cool enough to handle, fill peppers with chicken mixture; return to baking sheet. Bake until heated through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with basil.
Nutrition Facts
2 stuffed pepper halves: 521 calories, 31g fat (7g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 865mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein.
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