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Chicken Florentine Stuffed Peppers

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Tasty chicken florentine stuffed peppers make a hearty low carb and gluten free dinner. A simple dish packed full of the flavour of spinach and cheese. Add chicken, a few Italian spices and you have a family favourite dinner.

The Chief Taster called this a hearty main course but that’s probably because I gave him two large stuffed peppers rather than one with a side salad or vegetables.   He ate them all though.   It’s an easy dish to make and full of flavour.   It calls for cooked chicken and I used steamed cooked chicken as I find steaming the chicken keeps it moist (says the vegetarian!).   You can serve this with a side salad, cauliflower rice, veggies or a nice tomato sauce.  Or just eat it on its own.

peppers stuffed with chicken, spinach and cheese

Chicken Florentine Stuffed Peppers

Low carb and gluten free, this is a great supper dish with no guilt! Huzzah!   You could play around with the cheese ingredient too, as I think this would be nice with a few tablespoons of ricotta in the stuffing mix.  I might play around with this the next time I make it…… The ingredients below are for two so you would need to adjust it accordingly, depending upon how many people you are cooking for.

Chicken Florentine stuffed peppers

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chicken florentine peppers

Chicken Florentine Stuffed Peppers

Sweet peppers are stuffed with chicken, spinach & cheese for a hearty dinner.
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Course: Chicken Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy chicken recipes, family friendly recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Angela Coleby

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 peppers red or yellow
  • 1 cup spinach cooked
  • 2 spring onions finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic peeled & chopped
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese grated
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
  • Cut the peppers in half, deseed and remove any ribbing. Place the peppers in an oven dish.
  • Heat the oil on a medium heat in a frying pan and add the garlic and spring onions. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Cut the chicken into small pieces and add to the pan. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the chicken pieces are cooked.
  • Add the spinach and cook for a further 2 minutes until the spinach is wilted.
  • Add the basil, oregano, salt and pepper, parmesan and cream cheese. Stir until the cream cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Spoon the mixture into the peppers and cover with silver foil
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, adding the grated mozzarella to the top of the peppers 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time, and remove the foil.
  • Eat and enjoy!

Notes

The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Fiber: 2.8g
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3 Comments

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    Angie C
    March 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Mmm…all sound good! I love it when people get creative with the recipes! That’s what they are here for…to get those creative cooking juices flowing! And hey, it’s dinner time somewhere now surely…hee hee! 😉

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    tawnya
    March 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    yummy, I think I will add mushrooms and maybe some cooked quinoa and use pesto instead of tomato sauce (but not a cup of it) dang, dinner is still HOURS away!

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