Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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If you love chicken stuffed peppers, this is the recipe for you. You will love the ease of this Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Peppers recipe and you will not believe how amazing they taste.
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Want the Best Chicken Stuffed Pepper Recipe?
If you love stuffed pepper but want something a little different, then you are going to love this chicken stuffed pepper recipe. Perfect for using leftover chicken, this stuffed pepper recipe tastes like baked chicken parm.
How to Cut Peppers for Baked Chicken Parmesan
Whenever you want to make stuffed peppers, whether it is the traditional recipe or these baked chicken parmesan peppers, you ant to cut them from the top to the bottom. This creates the perfect boat to fill the peppers. Cutting the peppers in half, across the middle will not give you the right size for stuffing the peppers.
Once you have cut the peppers you will want to pull out the ribs of the pepper and the seeds.
Can I Use Leftover Chicken
When you are making chicken stuffed bell peppers, the ingredients list using frozen breaded chicken patties. You will cut the chicken into pieces. This is because most people think of breaded chicken when making chicken parmesan. However, if you have leftover chicken that needs to be used, you can certainly use whatever chicken you have on hand.
Can I Make the Baked Chicken Parmesan Peppers ahead
If you want to get a jumpstart on dinner, whether you are making these chicken stuffed bell peppers for a weeknight dinner or for having guests, you can start making them ahead. You can make the filling for the ahead of time and then stuff the peppers. It is best to wait until you are close to eating to bake the peppers. This way the peppers fo not dry out and are nice and hot when it is time to eat.
Can Chicken Parmesan stuffed Peppers be Frozen
If you like to create freezer meals or do once a month cooking, these chicken stuffed peppers are perfect. You can make the peppers all at once, or bake half and freeze half. You can also freeze peppers that you might not be able to eat before they spoil. Frozen stuffed peppers will stay good in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Tips for Freezer Stuffed Peppers
When I am freezing my stuffed peppers I like to freeze them after the cooking process is done. This makes it easier once they are thawed to simply reheat and eat. When you are preparing your peppers for freezing, you want to use a freezer and oven safe pan. Most casserole dishes will work. If you do not have extra casserole pans available, you can purchase disposable pans.
Put the stuffed peppers into the casserole dish and wrap it well with plastic. Make sure the peppers are covered well so they do not get freezer burn. Another option is to wrap each pepper individually. This is great for when you want to be able to make one pepper at a time. If you choose to freeze the peppers one at a time, another option is to freeze the peppers first and then put them in a freezer bag. Freezing them first keeps them from losing the filling while in the freezer bag.
When you are ready to thaw the peppers, thaw them in the refrigerator before heating. If you used a freezer bag, remove the peppers from the bag before thawing.
How to Reheat Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers
When you are ready to reheat these peppers, you will want to reheat in the oven. While you can reheat the peppers in the microwave, it is hard to heat them thoroughly. Some spots are too hot and others will remain cold. That is why the oven is the best. If you do decide to heat these in the microwave, simply cut the peppers up first. This lets them reheat more evenly.
Ingredients in Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe
- Bell peppers
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Marinara sauce
- Fresh or frozen breaded chicken
- Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
- red pepper flakes
How to Make Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Slice 4 bell peppers in half, and remove all seeds and the insides of the peppers. Layer them in a single layer in the bottom of a greased baking dish.
Dice the cooked chicken.
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, the parmesan cheese, marinara sauce, diced chicken, garlic, red pepper flakes, as well as salt and pepper to taste.
Fill the inside of each pepper half with the chicken and cheese mixture.
Top the stuffed peppers with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.
Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake covered for 50 minutes.
Remove the aluminum foil, and broil the peppers for about a minute until the tops are browned.
Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
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Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe
- 4 Bell peppers in assorted colors
- 3 c Shredded mozzarella cheese divided
- 1 ½ c Marinara sauce
- 12 oz Fresh or frozen breaded chicken cooked according to package instructions
- ½ c Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp Chopped parsley
- 3 Cloves minced garlic
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- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice 4 bell peppers in half, and remove all seeds and the insides of the peppers. Layer them in a single layer in the bottom of a greased baking dish.
- Dice the cooked chicken.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, the parmesan cheese, marinara sauce, diced chicken, garlic, red pepper flakes, as well as salt and pepper to taste.
- Fill the inside of each pepper half with the chicken and cheese mixture.
- Top the stuffed peppers with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.
- Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake covered for 50 minutes.
- Remove the aluminum foil, and broil the peppers for about a minute until the tops are browned.
- Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
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