Mexican Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe

  • cooking spray
  • 2 red bell peppers, stemmed and cored
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, stemmed and cored
  • 2 orange bell peppers, stemmed and cored
  • 1 teaspoon Texas barbeque rub, or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 mild green chile pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer (such as Sam Adams Boston Lager®)
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 (14.5 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups cooked instant white rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, or to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray an 9×12-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Rub the red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, and orange bell peppers with barbeque rub; arrange in the baking dish.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken, onion, green chile pepper, jalapeno pepper, turmeric, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper until chicken and onion are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add beer to chicken mixture; reduce heat to low, cover skillet, and simmer until beer is reduced by half and chicken is cooked through, about 45 minutes.
  4. Fill bell peppers with chicken mixture. Pour stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chickpeas into the baking dish, around the bell peppers. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and add rice and Mexican cheese blend on top of the tomato mixture around the bell peppers; continue cooking until cheese is golden brown, about 15 minutes.