Tuesday, November 9, 2010

chicken/white bean stuffed peppers

I FINALLY tried a recipe from SkinnyTaste. I have been blog stalking this one for awhile now & am glad to finally be using one of her recipes. It's a "skinny" recipe & i definitely should be trying more of those! These were amazing. I have never made anything like this, but i am happy to say it was VERY easy to make & VERY good! My husband loved them & ate them up. YUM!

Chicken & White Bean Stuffed Peppers

2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil 
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro (or parsley)*
5 green bell peppers
14 ounces shredded chicken breast
adobo (or salt - i used salt)
15.5 ounce can white beans
1/2 cup shredded cheddar (i used colby/monterrey jack blend)

 In a medium pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add chopped onions, garlic, parsley & red pepper. Saute until soft, about a minute. Add chicken & season with cumin & salt (or adobo).

 hmm...i guess i could have cleaned my stove before snapping this photo. oh-well. :)

 Add beans & 1 - 1 1/2 cups water & simmer about 5 - 10 minutes, until it thickens & water reduces. Adjust spices to taste.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut peppers in half removing stem & seeds. Place peppers in an oven proof dish. Fill each pepper with 1/3 of chicken & bean mixture.

 in case you're wondering why there's one red? i used the other half of the chopped one. :)

Pour about 1/3 cup water or chicken broth into the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil
. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove foil, top with cheese & bake uncovered for 15 more minutes.


And thank you, Gina, for figuring out the nutrition facts for me! :)  
Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 2 halves • WW Points: 6 pts
303.7 Fat: 5.9 g • Protein: 29.9 g • Carb: 34.9 g • Fiber: 6.5 g

1 comment:

  1. Yay for Skinny Taste! I love that website. I haven't tried that one yet, but it's on my list!


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