- 1lb ground chicken
- 3 Bell Peppers, which ever color you prefer.
- 1 cup of Quinoa
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 large onion, chopped.
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil.
- Season ground chicken with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, pepper flakes, onion powder, cayenne, pepper, dry thyme and turmeric. Cover and set aside.
- Wash and clean bell peppers, cut out the inside and take out seeds carefully so you don’t break or puncture the bell pepper. A lot of people usually cut just the top off horizontally to stuff their peppers, I prefer to split them vertically down the middle, so 3 bell peppers will actually make 6 servings but, whichever you prefer is totally up to you.
- Place pot with enough water to cover your peppers completely on the stove to boil, once boiling add peppers and let boil for 10 minutes, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of salt here to give your peppers some added flavor. After 10 minutes turn off the stove and remove the pot from the heat, leave peppers in the water until you’re ready to add the quinoa and chicken.
- Heat skillet/pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil, add onions and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes, add the seasoned ground chicken and cook until your chicken is cooked, naturally it will spring a lot of water which is fine, don’t completely dry all the water out or you’ll just have dried up chicken lol. Cook it for a good 10-15 minutes on med/high heat.. you can add more salt to taste when its cooked.
- Cook your quinoa as directed on its packaging, I used chicken broth instead of water and sauteed 1 cut up onion and 3 cloves of garlic minced in my pot before adding the chicken broth and quinoa to simmer, how you want your quinoa is up to you.
- Next take your peppers out the water, drain off all access water, add quinoa then chicken to each pepper, and walah! stuffed peppers! garnish with cayenne pepper and scallions & eat up!
Side Note: you’ll definitely have more quinoa and chicken left over, you can turn it into another meal for another day 😉