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Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Peppers

Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Peppers
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8

Stuffed peppers take a chicken Parmesan twist in this delicious and colorful version filled with chicken, pasta sauce and mozzarella, finished with a crispy bread crumb and Parmesan topping. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

4
red or yellow medium bell peppers (about 1/2 lb each)
2
cups chopped cooked chicken
1 1/2
cups Muir Glen™ roasted garlic pasta sauce (from 25.5-oz jar)
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
3/4
cup Progresso™ Italian panko crispy bread crumbs
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon olive oil
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. In 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven, heat 3 quarts water to boiling. Add bell peppers to boiling water, making sure water covers peppers. Cook 2 minutes; drain.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix chicken, 1 cup of the pasta sauce and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  • 3
    Place peppers cut side up in baking dish; stuff with chicken mixture. Top peppers with remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and olive oil. Sprinkle on top of peppers. Cover tightly with foil sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes; uncover and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until peppers are tender and heated through. Top with chopped basil.

Expert Tips

  • Feel free to use your favorite color bell peppers. Red and yellow tend to be slightly sweeter than green, and work best in this recipe.
  • Make an impression at dinner by leaving the pepper stem intact, and simply cut the peppers and stem in half lengthwise.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
620mg
26%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
5g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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