Peppers Stuffed with Spinach and Ground Chicken

A simple, tasty meal of bell peppers stuffed with ground chicken. Easily changed up, too!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 stuffed peppers


  • 4 medium bell peppers

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ medium onion, diced

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 2 cups cooked rice

  • 1 (14 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons grated Asiago cheese, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Slice tops off peppers and wrap peppers in aluminum foil. Dice any pepper flesh surrounding stems; set aside. Discard stems.

  3. Bake peppers in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Remove and discard foil when cool enough to handle.

  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook and stir until soft and slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add chicken; cook and stir until crumbly and no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Add diced peppers and saute until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cooked rice, tomatoes, and spinach; cook and stir until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Stuff peppers with chicken-rice mixture. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, then Asiago cheese.

  6. Return the peppers to the oven and cook until heated through and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any color bell peppers. You can substitute turkey or ground beef for chicken. Grated cheese is whatever you prefer. Fresh spinach also works.

You can refrigerate the stuffed peppers to bake later. Bake refrigerated peppers for at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
10g Fat
39g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 292mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 110mg 552%
Calcium 169mg 13%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1033mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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