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Stuffed Baked Sweet Pepper Bowls with Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice

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These stuffed peppers made with shredded chicken and brown rice are easy, healthy and downright delicious. You can make the shredded chicken base in the instant pot, the crockpot, in the oven or on the stovetop. And then simply finish everything off in the oven.

This baked sweet pepper bowl hits all the feels. With its bold, bright presentation, it is easy to forget how much nutritional value is packed into each pepper!

With each bite, it reminds us that healthy food can be delicious, fulfilling, and rewarding.

Making the Meat of Your Stuffed Peppers: Shredded Chicken

The star of these stuffed, baked sweet peppers is the shredded chicken. You can grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and pull the meat off, but once you see how easy it is to make your own shredded chicken, you’ll be whipping up a batch on your own.

Watch the video below to see the easiest way to make shredded chicken.

Click here for the full shredded chicken recipe. 

If you make a batch of shredded chicken as part of your monthly meal prep, you can serve these stuffed sweet peppers with shredded chicken and brown rice at least once a week and have them on the table in no time!

How to Make Stuffed Baked Sweet Pepper Bowls with Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice

Once you have your base (shredded chicken), the rest is about as easy as it gets.

Once you’ve made the shredded chicken, the rest is as simple as mixing and stuffing. Simply mix the chicken with brown rice, garlic, red onion, cilantro and cherry tomatoes.

Fill your peppers with the mixture, top with sprinkle of goat cheese and pop them in the oven until heated through.

So easy, and so delicious!

Stuffed Baked Sweet Pepper Bowls with Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe

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Stuffed Baked Sweet Pepper Bowls with Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice


  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

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These stuffed peppers made with shredded chicken and brown rice are easy, healthy and downright delicious. You can make the shredded chicken base in the instant pot, the crockpot, in the oven or on the stovetop.This baked sweet pepper bowl hits all the feels. With its bold, bright presentation, it is easy to forget how much nutritional value is packed into each pepper!

With each bite, it reminds us that healthy food can be delicious, fulfilling, and rewarding.


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Ingredients

  • 4-5 Red, orange, or yellow peppers, seeded and cored
  • 2-3 Cups shredded chicken  (2-3 chicken breasts – click here to see the easiest way to make shredded chicken.)
  • ½ Cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup baby portobello mushrooms (chopped)
  • 23 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ Cup fresh cilantro leaves (remove stems) and finely chop
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped
  • ½ Cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Cups Brown Rice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Prepare Brown Rice per cooking instructions.
  3. Place all peppers in your favorite Pyrex or a large baking pan.
  4. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients (except goat cheese) together.
  5. Spoon into the peppers, filling right to the top.
  6. Sprinkle goat cheese on top.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Category: Healthy, Lunch, Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: stuffed peppers, healthy, clean eating, shredded chicken, fast, easy, dinner

MY FAVORITE SHREDDED CHICKEN RECIPE IDEAS

Listen, when I first started making batches of shredded chicken, I kept things fairly basic. I used it in sandwiches and tossed it on my salads.

But I’ve come a long way, baby. 

I’ve figured out a way to incorporate shredded chicken into just about everything we’re eating. I don’t because – you know – the entire family might start a revolt against shredded chicken.

BUT – it’s comforting to know that even on the nights when we have no food in the house – I still have shredded chicken and can whip up SOMETHING to eat.

Here are a few of my (and my family’s) favorites:

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Homemade BBQ Sauce

A perfect way to liven up a classic comfort food is by swapping out a traditional hamburger bun with — Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, Romaine Lettuce ‘buns,’ or even make a bowl out of this by topping brown rice with this incredible BBQ chicken!

Click here for the recipe.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole

Ever take a spoonful of chicken noodle soup and wish that there was something more to sink your teeth into? Yeah. Me too. Nothing warms the home and soul like a robust chicken noodle soup when it becomes a CASSEROLE. This dish is sturdy enough to stand alone, or be served with a warm bread and side salad. Trust me, it gets into all the nooks and crannies and leaves the family completely fulfilled!

Click here for the recipe.

Shredded Chicken Tacos

When Taco Tuesday doesn’t conjure up that spark that it usually does, blow everyone’s mind with these rowdy little tacos! They can be individualized to everyone in the family – celebrating the uniqueness of taste and creativity we all bring to the table, through toppings and wrappings!

Click here for the recipe.

Orange Chicken Arugula & Brown Rice Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Orange Ginger Glaze

We must all find that one dish that actually meets every single craving. Try this! Savory and sweet, crunchy and hardy, fresh and absolutely irresistible. This salad is packed with so much bursting flavor that it is easy to miss all of the nutritional value snuck in! Spoiler alert: It is also excellent as a leftover!

Click here for the recipe.

Orange Chicken Arugula & Brown Rice Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Orange Ginger Glaze

Shredded Chicken Marinara Pasta

This beauty of a dish combines shredded chicken with a super simple homemade marinara sauce that will light up your taste buds in all the right ways. It’s a basic weeknight meal with a twist that will make it easier than every to whip together.

Recipe coming soon!

These stuffed peppers made with shredded chicken and brown rice are easy, healthy and downright delicious. You can make the shredded chicken base in the instant pot, the crockpot, in the oven or on the stovetop.This baked sweet pepper bowl hits all the feels. With its bold, bright presentation, it is easy to forget how much nutritional value is packed into each pepper!

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