Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are a delicious and healthy dinner!
Anyone else love the show Parenthood? I watched it on Netflix a few years ago and now I’m rewatching it and can I just say it is SO different watching it now that I have a kid and a little more life behind me? Yikes. Like real tears every. damn. episode.
Right now I’m watching an episode where Drew has a date and all I can think about is Lars on his first date. Which, as far as I’m concerned, he will invite his mother to. Ha.
The nice thing about re-watching a show is that I can kind of half-watch it while I’m doing other things. Like blogging and reading political articles that are never ending these days. I don’t have to be 100% focused on it to really get the gist. I started watching The Crown which I really liked but it really requires all of my attention. Plus some rewinding to fully understand the British accent.
Anyways. I’ve been wanting to make stuffed peppers for awhile now because I love the thought of them. Everything in one dinner being contained in a bell pepper!
Inside the peppers is a mixture of ground chicken, quinoa, corn, black beans, some spices, and GO VEGGIE Cheddar Shreds. They make this entire dish lactose free if you want. The GO VEGGIE Cheddar also makes this dish lower in calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol which – yay! I’m not lactose-free, nor is anyone in our family, but I love using GO VEGGIE cheese for a healthier every day alternative.
You can feel good about serving this to your family regardless of what kind of cheese you use because this dish is all around super healthy. Not only is it good for you but it can also be a pretty quick weeknight meal.
So now for a couple tips to make this a super fast weeknight meal:
- You can cook the quinoa a day in advance.
- You could actually cook all of the filling in advance if you’d like. Then all you’d have to do the night of is stuff the peppers and bake!
I used ground chicken in this dish but you could also use rotisserie chicken and just finely chop it up to not have to worry about cooking the chicken.
I topped our stuffed peppers with fresh cilantro and avocado which was delicious. I think some salsa, green onions, or plain yogurt would be great options too.
We all absolutely loved these Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers – even Lars! I was shocked at how much of it he ate. Toddler dinner for the win!
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