Cheesy Spinach and Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Healthy, low carb chicken stuffed bell peppers with spinach and cheese, baked in the oven. Easy delicious recipe (with video), perfect for a weeknight meal!

cooked chicken stuffed bell peppers on baking sheet with melted cheese and parsley

Chicken Stuffed Peppers are a flavorful and delicious dinner idea. I love stuffed peppers, especially for that pepper-y flavor (have since I was a kid).

Now most stuffed peppers are made with ground beef or ground turkey… But chicken adds a whole new twist. And there are so many things you can do with chicken to add variety and make it interesting.

Picture fajita chicken, sesame chicken, and chicken salad… The sky's the limit when it comes to stuffed peppers with chicken.

More stuffed pepper recipes you may enjoy: sloppy joe stuffed peppers, beef taco stuffed peppers, and chicken and rice stuffed peppers.

baking sheet with chicken stuffed peppers, melted cheese on top

WHERE CAN I FIND THE RECIPE CARD FOR CHICKEN STUFFED BELL PEPPERS?

If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the delicious low carb stuffed peppers recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

HOW TO PREP PEPPERS FOR MAKING STUFFED PEPPERS

While I usually cut my bell peppers in half, you can go with one of two options when prepping your bell peppers for a stuffed bell pepper recipe…

  • Remove the top of the pepper, along with all the pith and seeds that are down inside.
  • OR simply cut the peppers in half and remove all the pith and seeds inside. Just remember not to eat the stem if you leave the stem intact.

DO I NEED TO PRE-COOK BELL PEPPERS BEFORE STUFFING THEM?

You can, but you don’t have to. This is usually done to shorten the cooking time.

The Cookful actually has a really helpful explanation for how to pre-cook peppers.

HOW TO MAKE STUFFED PEPPERS

These low carb chicken stuffed peppers are super easy to make. From prepping the peppers to stuffing them and cooking them, I'll walk you through the entire process.

PREP AND MAKE YOUR CHICKEN MIXTURE

  1. Prep the peppers… Slice them in half, right down the middle. You can leave the stems on or remove. Then remove the seeds, cores, and membranes from the peppers.
  2. Add the chicken, spinach, and spices to a mixing bowl.
  3. Don't forget to add part of the shredded cheddar (about 1 1/2 cups).
  4. Then mix everything up together.
how to make stuffed peppers with chicken, spinach, cheese, and seasonings, including the steps to making the chicken mixture in a white mixing bowl

Once your chicken mixture is ready, just stuff the peppers full. The more, the better.

stuffing bell peppers with chicken mixture on a baking sheet

COOKING THESE HEALTHY CHICKEN STUFFED PEPPERS

Then you'll just bake the peppers either on a baking sheet or in a baking dish, per the instructions in the recipe card below.

Once they've baked, sprinkle on the extra cheese, and bake an additional 10 minutes or so.

baked low carb stuffed peppers with chicken on baking sheet, sprinkled with parsley over melted cheese

And that's it! They're ready to serve, with their melty cheese and all those wonderful flavors.

chicken stuffed bell pepper on white plate with fork

WANT MORE DELICIOUS CHICKEN RECIPES?

SHOP KITCHEN TOOLS FOR THIS RECIPE:

Ninja Food Chopper Express or Cutting Board and Chef’s Knife

Mixing Bowl – I love a bowl with a handle; this one's pretty similar to mine.

Cheese Grater – for shredding the cheese.

Baking Sheet – You'll place the peppers on a baking sheet to bake.

PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD FOR CHEESY CHICKEN STUFFED PEPPERS

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Yield: 6 servings

Cheesy Spinach and Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

Cheesy Spinach and Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

Healthy, low carb chicken stuffed bell peppers with spinach and cheese, baked in the oven. Easy delicious recipe (with video), perfect for a weeknight meal!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 large bell peppers
  • 2 pounds chicken
  • 1 cup spinach leaves, washed and chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, *shredded

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°.
  2. Wash and prep your peppers. Slice them in half, right down the middle.** Then remove all the cores, seeds, and membranes from the peppers.
  3. Dice the chicken into chunks or thin slices.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, mix the chicken with the seasonings, spinach, and 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheddar.
  5. Stuff the peppers with the chicken mixture.
  6. Place the stuffed peppers on a baking sheet, and bake at 350° for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked thru. 
  7. Add the rest of the shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese to the top of each pepper, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Serve while warm and enjoy!

Notes

*Or you can use Colby Jack cheese.

**You can leave the stems on the peppers or remove them, totally your preference (just don't ingest the stems, they're only there for show).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 555 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 188mg Sodium: 785mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 49g

11 thoughts on “Cheesy Spinach and Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers”

  1. The picture shows shredded chicken, but the recipe says cubed or sliced thin. Do you precook the chicken? It’s a little confusing to me.

    Reply
    • Hi Jim, I apologize that it’s confusing. Originally, we did pre-cook for the photos; but when we created our video, we realized that chunking/slicing the chicken and actually cooking it in the peppers was so much better. I really do need to re-do these photos… Adding that to my list to make sure I do.

      Reply
    • Hi Theresa, I just calculated the nutritional breakdown and added that to the recipe card, so you can check it out! Thank you for the reminder to do that. I’m working on going back through old recipes and actually adding that in.

      Reply

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