Stuffed Peppers – Italian Style?
So, the other day i created a pizza topping, rather generic – but delicious. i cut up some chicken very finely – and sauteed it in olive oil (only a tiny bit) and balsamic vinegar, threw in some carmelized onions, some artichoke hearts, and some sundried tomatoes… threw that on a pizza.
oh, i also threw in garlic, and basil and oregano…
that’s me – always forgetting my spices
anyways, as i was eating it waiting for my pizza dough to become crust, i decided, damn that would be really good in some stuffed peppers
so today i went and got some big ol’ green bells
and modifed my topping some (and forgot any type of spices (oops)) and away we went… so here goes!
Stuffed Peppers – Italian Style (?) — the question mark b/c i don’t know if it is really Italian… it just kinda sounds it?
2 large chicken breasts – diced very small
3 large green bell peppers
1 cup cooked rice – for this i used california brown basmati — which is pretty great, but takes FOREVER to cook
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup panko crumbs
1/2 cup artichoke hearts – cut finely
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes – cut finely (let me interject here and say i cheated and used my mini food processor on these … and the chicken after it was cooked)
2 small onions cut finely (again food processor) and carmelized or browned to perfection
1 tbsp minced garlic — um, i definitely forgot to add the garlic. DUH
one egg, mixed
preheat oven to 400*(F)
after your chicken is cooked – throw it in the food processor to grind it up – you can also use ground chicken, but for this i thought it would be better not to… after all – it is a different texture even if you do grind it up…
mix all this together very well.
hollow out your peppers
spoon mixture into peppers – make sure to stuff well
put 8 oz of water into the bottom of a baking dish and stick your peppers in there
to top them – -you have options — i used a couple tablespoons of fire roasted tomatoes on the top…
you can skip that if you like…
bake for 50 minutes, top with cheese
bake for another 10 – 15 minutes
to serve – i cut mine in half, and put some shredded cheese on each half…
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