Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Servings: 6 Pepers

Heart Smart Lactose Intolerant Gluten Free

Ingredients

1/2 cup dry quinoa

1 cup water

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 yellow onion, diced

1 lb ground chicken

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup corn

1 cup canned black beans

1 1/2 cups GO VEGGIE Lactose Free Cheddar Shreds

6 bell peppers (any color will work!), with tops cut off, white parts and seeds removed

diced avocado, for topping

chopped cilantro, for topping

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place quinoa and water in a small pot and cook according to quinoa's package instructions. Typically this is to bring the water to a boil, reduce to low, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until quinoa has sprouted.

While quinoa is cooking, heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.

Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add ground chicken, and continue cooking, breaking up the chicken into small pieces, until chicken is cooked through.

Add chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt, and stir well to combine. Remove from heat.

To the chicken, add corn, black beans, cheese, and cooked quinoa.

Place bell peppers in a 9x13" baking dish, cut side up.

Fill each bell pepper up with filling. Depending on the size of your bell peppers, you may have some filling left. Bigger bell peppers will fit a LOT of filling!

Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until cheese is melty and peppers are softened.

Top with diced avocado and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.

Recipe by: Greens & Chocolate