I had peppers. I had chicken. I had a million errands to run and wasn’t going to be home most of the day. So I enlisted the help of my crockpot and this recipe came together almost by itself. I topped it with shredded cheese blend of Monterrey jack and cheddar but feel free to use your own blend or eliminate if dairy-free. We served this along with some organic refried beans and it was an amazing, filling dinner!
I used a taco seasoning packet – I know GASP – because I was in a hurry and didn’t feel like measuring out my spices which I normally do. And ya know what? Sometimes people are just in a rush and need stuff done quick. I like the Simply Organic because it’s just the same spices I would use at home, no added or extra stuff. So many of those packets contain MSG, fillers, and yup, even gluten.
Mexican Pulled Chicken Stuffed Peppers
What you need:
- 4 large bell peppers, any color is fine
- 3-4 chicken breasts, depending on size
- 2 tbsp chopped jalapenos (I used jarred)
- 1 c. diced tomatoes
- 1/2 c. the tomato juice from the can OR 1/2 c. chicken broth
- 1/4 c. finely minced onion
- 1/4 c. chopped green peppers (can use organic canned)
- 2 c. salsa (to cook the peppers in)
- shredded cheese
- 1 package of Simply Organic Taco Season OR Use my homemade taco seasoning recipe:
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2. tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tps. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. oregano
- 1/2-1 teaspoon ground cumin, depending on your preference
What you do:
- Put whole chicken breasts and all ingredients in crockpot and stir and set on low for 6-8 hours.
- When it’s finished or after at least four hours in, shred chicken using two forks until it’s all complete. Mix well.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the top of the pepper off and pull out all the inside ribs and seeds.
- Run under cold water to wash and remove remaining seeds inside.
- Stuff peppers with chicken mixture, cover with some salsa (so they don’t dry out) and bake at 350 for 20 minutes until pepper is soft.
- Top with shredded cheese and the salsa!