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Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers dinner is made with red and green bell peppers, stuffed with fajita marinated grilled chicken and Spanish rice mixture!

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, Fajita, Stuffed Peppers
Servings 6 pepper halves
Calories 279 kcal

Ingredients

  • Marinade:
  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 -1 tsp. chili pepper seasoning
  • salt
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • *Stuffed Peppers:
  • Cooked chicken from above
  • 3 large bell peppers or 4 medium
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 5 oz uncooked Spanish rice
  • 1 tsp. fresh minced cilantro
  • 6-8 Tbsp Mexican cheese mix

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients for Fajita marinade in a large mixing bowl and whisk well. Add chicken to the marinade and let it marinade for about 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat an oven-safe skillet on stovetop, medium heat.
  3. Add chicken and the marinade to the skillet and cook until chicken is fully done, flipping it half way through.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, prepare Spanish rice according to the package and set aside.
  5. Take chicken breasts out and lay them on a cutting board. Dice the chicken once it is cooled enough to handle.
  6. Saute chopped onions and tomato in the same skillet.
  7. In a large, clean, mixing bowl, combine Spanish rice, diced chicken, sauteed onions and tomato (including the marinade that was leftover in the skillet) and cilantro. Mix well and taste to see if you need to add a little more salt.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375.
  9. Cut the bell peppers in half, lengthwise, and clean them out, taking out all the seeds and membrane.
  10. Lay the bell pepper halves in the skillet, like little cups, and fill them with the rice/chicken mixture.
  11. Sprinkle about 1-2 tablespoons of cheese on top. Place the skillet in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the peppers are cooked. (Personally, I like them a little bit crunchy but you may need to adjust baking time according to your taste. Bake them longer if you want the peppers softer.)

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 196mg9%
Potassium 500mg14%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 2220IU44%
Vitamin C 82mg99%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.