Quinoa and Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe – 7 Points +

A hearty and satisfying dinner that is absolutely delicious and just 7 Points + per serving. It’s loaded with nutrients but light on fat and calories.

Ingredients

    • 6 bell peppers, halved and seeded
    • 1 1/2 lbs ground chicken breast
    • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
    • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 15 oz can tomato sauce
    • 1 tbsp dried basil
    • 1 tbsp dried oregano
    • 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
    • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
    • 1 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
    • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 350, and coat a large 11” x 13” baking dish with nonfat cooking spray.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in onions and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add in chicken, dried basil, dried oregano, dried parsley and salt and pepper, and cook until meat is no longer pink. Use a wooden spoon to break apart the meat while cooking.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce, and mix to combine, Remove from heat.
  5. Combine the chicken mixture and the prepared quinoa in a large bowl. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Spoon the mixture evenly into each pepper half. Then top each one with mozzarella cheese (about 1 tbsp each).
  7. Place in oven, and cook for about 30 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is melted and golden. Top with fresh basil before serving.

Source : allrecipes.com

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