Greek Rice & Feta Stuffed Peppers

Greek Rice & Feta Stuffed Peppers

Everyone will rave about these easy stuffed peppers featuring lean ground chicken, feta cheese, pine nuts and other delicious Greek flavours.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 1 cup (250 mL) brown rice, cooked
  • 2 yellow peppers, fresh
  • 2 red peppers, fresh
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) ground chicken, lean
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1 egg, fresh, medium
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) pasta sauce, marinara, low sodium
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon peel/zest, fresh
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, fresh, minced (optional)
  • 1 tomato, fresh, medium, diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) oregano, fresh, minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) mint, fresh, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) pasta sauce, marinara, low sodium
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Prepare the rice. Leftover works great.

  3. Cut peppers in half vertically through the stems and discard inner seeds and membranes. Keep the stems on as they look nice and help to hold in the filling.

  4. Place ground chicken in a medium bowl and sprinkle with salt. Break egg over mixture. Add ¼ cup (60 mL) pasta sauce, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest/peel, finely minced jalapeno (optional), diced tomato, diced onions, crumbled feta, pine nuts, minced fresh oregano and mint. Mix by hand until well combined.

  5. Add the last 1 ½ cup (375 mL) of tomato/pasta sauce to bottom of baking dish. Fill peppers with chicken and rice mixture. You can mound them fairly high. Place in baking dish over pasta sauce.

  6. Bake for 45 minutes and until the stuffed peppers are thoroughly cooked and a thermometer registers internal temperature of 160°F (70°C). Serve peppers with the pan sauce.

You can use leftover cooked rice or other cooked grains like barley or millet in this recipe.

Substitute 1 tsp (5 mL) each dried oregano and mint for the fresh.

If you have leftover filling bake it in a small oven proof bowl and use it as a mini-meatloaf for sandwiches or wraps. Leftover peppers reheat and freeze well.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 250 g serving Amount
  • Calories 250
  • Protein 15 g
  • Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 17 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • Sodium 340 mg
  • Per 250 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 8
  • Calcium 10
  • Iron 15
  • Vitamin A 8
  • Vitamin C 250
  • Vitamin B6 16
  • Vitamin B12 11
  • Folate 11
  • Magnesium 15
  • Zinc 14

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