I had three poblano peppers and two orange bell peppers left in my produce drawer after I made my Eggplant and Bell pepper dip the other day… I also had one grilled lonely chicken breast and according to my husband that was not enough for him to eat for dinner, I was trying to skip cooking dinner :):)…
This recipe is what I call stretch your dollar meal when feeling lazy to run to the store or when you forget to take out meat or chicken or fish or any other protein from the freezer early in the day or a night before to make dinner! You use your leftover and be creative!
Its simple, full of flavor and put together in less than 10 minutes… and its enough for fill you up and not having you leave the dinner table hungry…
I created this dish based on my mom’s stuffed peppers, they are amazingly delicious, hearty and full of flavors but I have been watching what I eat for a while so I replaced the rice with almond flour for binding and the chicken breast to replace the beef…
Preheat oven to 350′
1 grilled chicken breast cut to small bite sizes
3 poblano peppers, washed and seeds removed
2 orange bell peppers, washed and seeds removed
4 tbsp. almond flour
1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 tbsp. sea salt
1/2 tbsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp pasilla chili powder
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 cup fiesta mix shredded cheese
1 can tomato sauce 8 oz.
3/4 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed well
1 cup of water
Cut the tops off the peppers remove the seeds, wash and dry and save the tops to the side.
Chop the chicken in to small bit sizes and add them to a large mixing bowl.
Chop the leftover pepper tops and add them to the chicken.
Add black beans, sea salt, almond flour, black pepper, paprika, pasilla chili powder, tomato sauce, cumin, coriander and garlic powder.
Mix well until all combined.
With a dinner spoon, fill all the peppers an inch below the top and stand in a baking dish..
I stand the peppers to make sure the mixture stay’s inside the peppers, its kind hard with the shape of the pablano but I tried my best to keep straight…
Top each pepper with a little of the cheese and by avoiding the top of the peppers add the water to the bottom of the baking dish.
Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40-45 minutes, the last five minutes remove the foil and continue baking.
This dish is really delicious and hearty on its own, no side dishes need it unless a green salad is desired! But I think to really enjoy the delicious and amazing flavors in this dish is best eating on its own.