Healthy Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Peppers

Marvelous Munch
by Marvelous Munch
4 Servings
45 min

Every new year we all tell ourselves that we’re going to exercise more, sleep more, and most of all, eat healthier. With the best of intentions each year I try my best to do this and always end up falling off the wagon by the 15th, let’s be real. After many years of doing this, I have found that instead of depriving myself the things I love, I should embrace them but with a healthy twist.

Our healthy chicken parmesan stuffed peppers is just that. A healthy twist on a comfort food favorite! All the flavor a minimal guilt in our healthy chicken parmesan stuffed peppers.

Our take on Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce pairs so well with this recipe. It is so simple and creamy it allows the flavor of the peppers and parsley to shine. We’ve made this recipe with other tomato sauces in the past but this has been by far our favorite way to make this healthy twist.

If you want a little more sustenance to this dish, you can had breadcrumbs to you chicken and vegetable skillet. While this may not be the healthiest version, it is also better than fried chicken cullet parmesan. You know, the kind you start dozing off at the table because you are so full.

From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

Healthy Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Peppers
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 4 peppers (yellow, red, or orange; green is too potent)
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp parmesan grated
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup tomato sauce

Preheat oven to 375°
Cook chicken on stovetop with salt, pepper, and olive oil, once cooked, shred chicken
Cut the tops off of the peppers and save tops off to the side
Chop onion and remaining pepper off the tops
Over medium heat add chicken broth to a large pan and bring to simmer
Add onion and pepper to pan, cook 3-5 minutes or until onion starts to loose color
Add shredded chicken and simmer 3-5 more minutes until flavors cook together
Add red pepper, a pinch of parsley, 1/2 of the shredded mozzarella, parmesan, and sauce (save a little for when it's ready to serve)
Stuff peppers with chicken mixture and coat with mozzarella
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until peppers become tender and cheese is browning
Remove peppers from oven, garnish with parsley, parmesan, and serve over your favorite pasta
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