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Greek Weeknight Stuffed Peppers

This is a super satisfying Mediterranean meal! The rice provides fiber while the chicken adds protein, making this a very filling dinner. Fresh herbs and lemon add a ton of Greek flavor to this dish without adding a ton of salt. Simple dishes like this one are so fresh and delicious AND good for you!

To cut back on prep time, buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it before adding it to this dish. Rotisserie chickens can be a huge time saver during busy weeks!

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Greek Weeknight Stuffed Peppers

Dinner, Chicken, Quick & Easy, Weeknight Dinner, Stuffed Peppers, Bell Peppers

The rice and chicken in these peppers provide whole grains and protein for a filling dinner. Fresh herbs and lemon juice add flavor to this dish without adding a lot of salt.

  • Author: Claire Virga
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Greek

Ingredients

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  • 4 large red bell peppers
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice blend
  • 1/3 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup tzatziki
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Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Cut off top third of each bell pepper (keeping stem intact). Remove seeds and membranes from peppers. Set tops aside for later.
  3. Arrange peppers on prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper and coat with olive oil spray. Broil 4 minutes, turn the peppers over, then broil for 4 more minutes until peppers start to char.
  4. When peppers are done broiling, set oven to 350F.
  5. In a large bowl, prepare the filling by combining the remaining ingredients.
  6. Place broiled peppers in a deep baking dish, cut sides up, and stuff each pepper with 3/4 cup of the filling mixture. Top each pepper with 2 tablespoons tzatziki. Place reserved tops over top.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, then broil for 2 minutes to char the tops.
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Keywords: Dinner, Chicken, Quick & Easy, Weeknight Dinner, Stuffed Peppers, Bell Peppers

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