Pesto Chicken Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Pesto Chicken Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
A Spring-y supper for you today!  I filled these yummy peppers with shredded chicken, quinoa, pesto and Parmesan.  Sounds fancy but is so simple!
Happy dinner, friends!
This recipe serves four.
Shopping List
four large bell peppers, any color
1 cup of quinoa
2 cups of water
1 pound of cooked and shredded chicken (see my Perfect Chicken Method)
1 (6 to 8 ounce) jar of pesto
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Slice the top off of each bell pepper and remove the ribs and seeds.  Place all 4 bell peppers in an 8×8 inch baking dish.  Drizzle EVOO over the tops of the peppers and bake about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, add your quinoa and water to a pot and bring it up to a boil.  Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to low and continue cooking 15 minutes.
After 10 minutes, remove your bell peppers from the oven.  Set aside
In a mixing bowl, add in your shredded chicken, jar of pesto, Parmesan cheese and your cooked quinoa.  Divide this mixture between your four bell peppers.  Add just a little more cheese to the tops of each finished pepper.
Pop the baking dish back in the oven and bake another 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Lots of flavor, little effort!
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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog March 21, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Such a healthy and creative recipe! Sounds delicious. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  • Alexis deZayas March 21, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Oh I love this!! Totally doing this one!

  • Cheryl March 21, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Wow! I made this for dinner tonight and we LOVED IT, including my 11 year old daughter!!! Shay, it was an outstanding dish, thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama March 22, 2019 at 4:58 am

      Ah!!! Thank you so much for telling me, Cheryl!

  • Jessica C. March 22, 2019 at 6:29 am

    I think this sounds yummy! I have a picky husband who won’t eat peppers unless they are diced. If I mix the peppers in with the rest of the ingredients like a casserole for him, how long would I cook it?
    Thanks for all the great food ideas!

    • Mix and Match Mama March 22, 2019 at 6:32 am

      Ohhh! That’s a good idea too! He could also just eat the filling and use the pepper as the “bowl” without eating it. I would probably bake it around 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

  • Stacy March 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Made this last night and it was SO good!! Thank you!