Crack Chicken Stuffed Peppers
- 1 lb. chicken breast boiled and shredded
- 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheese your choice, I used cheddar
- 4 pieces turkey bacon cooked and chopped
- 3 red bell peppers sliced lengthwise and seeds removed
- 1/4 cup plain cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. parsely
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place chicken in a pot of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain and shred with 2 forks. Set aside
- Meanwhile, cook the turkey bacon. Once cooked place on plate lined with paper towels to absorb any grease. Chop turkey bacon into pieces and set aside.
- Mix cottage cheese, yogurt, garlic salt, onion powder, parsley, and ground black pepper in a blender until smooth.
- Combine the shredded chicken with the sauce and stir until mixed through.
- Scoop crack chicken into bell peppers and top with cheese and turkey bacon. Cook for 15 minutes, or until peppers are tender.
Cracked Chicken Stuffed Peppers
So, crack chicken stuffed peppers is now on my rotation of healthy dinners. This recipe actually makes tons of extra crack chicken so I had enough to eat for lunch the next couple of days and we all know I love my leftovers. They call this crack chicken because once you start eating you pretty much can't stop. Each bite after the last is better. Mine are also topped with what else, but cheese. To top it all off that's turkey bacon placed on as the last ingredient.
How to make crack chicken stuffed peppers?
So, I started off by preheating the oven to 450 °. You need it nice and hot to soften up those peppers. Cut the red bell peppers in half (lengthwise) and remove all the seeds. Stuff each bell pepper with the crack chicken. I'll explain how to make the crack chicken below. Sprinkle each with cheese put back in oven until cheese melts. Remove from oven and top with already cooked turkey bacon. Voila! I paired mine with asparagus and it complimented the peppers really well! This is a type of dinner you don't even have to make a side for. The peppers and chicken and turkey bacon is enough in itself. So, that will save you even more time when you're whipping this meal up.
Why is it called crack chicken?
This recipe gets in name because once you start eating it it's very hard to stop. Crack chicken is absolutely perfect for those of you trying to eat a healthy balanced diet. The next three days after I had this for dinner I had crack chicken in a bowl sprinkled with a little reduced fat cheese on top and heated up in the microwave. It was my lunch for the week. I am currently on maternity leave, but once I go back to work this would also make for an easy lunch to bring with me and eat up at work. You can even serve this as a dip with some chopped veggies or some heathy pita chips 🙂