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Chicken Fajita Stuffed Bell Pepper

 
Chicken Fajita Stuffed Bell Pepper
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This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $3.62 One serving costs about $3.62

$3.62 per serving

159 people like this recipe

159 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

3 gluten-free,healthy,gluten free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mexican
spoonacular Score:98%

Spoonacular Score: 98%

 

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Bell Pepper might be just the Mexican recipe you are searching for. One serving contains 561 calories, 36g of protein, and 24g of fat. For $2.96 per serving, this recipe covers 41% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 159 people have tried and liked this recipe. It works best as a main course, and is done in approximately 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up medium/large avocado, cheese, chili powder, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the quinoa you could follow this main course with the Quinoa Pudding as a dessert. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 98%. This score is tremendous. Try Stuffed Bell Peppers [or meatloaf in a bell pepper], Stuffed Bell Pepper, and Stuffed Red Bell Pepper Rellenos for similar recipes.

Mexican on the menu? Try pairing with Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. The Jimmy John's Vin De Sandwich Pinot Noir with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 30 dollars per bottle.

Jimmy John's Vin De Sandwich Pinot Noir

The Pinot Noir was produced and bottled by The Folk Machine winery, and winemaker Kenny Likitprakong.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 medium
1 medium avocado
avocado
2
2  bell peppers
bell peppers
2
2  cooked chicken breasts
cooked chicken breasts
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps chili powder
chili powder
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps cilantro
cilantro
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cumin
cumin
some
some shredded lettuce
shredded lettuce
1 cup
1 cup cooked quinoa
cooked quinoa
some
some salsa
salsa
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
1 cup
1 cup low fat shredded cheese
low fat shredded cheese
1 medium avocado
1 medium
avocado
2  bell peppers
2
bell peppers
2  cooked chicken breasts
2
cooked chicken breasts
0.25 tsps chili powder
0.25 tsps
chili powder
2 Tbsps cilantro
2 Tbsps
cilantro
0.25 tsps cumin
0.25 tsps
cumin
some shredded lettuce
some
shredded lettuce
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup
cooked quinoa
some salsa
some
salsa
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
1 cup low fat shredded cheese
1 cup
low fat shredded cheese

Equipment

oven
oven
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.62
Ingredient
1 medium avocado
2 bell peppers
2 cooked chicken breasts
¼ teaspoons chili powder
2 Tbsps cilantro
¼ teaspoons cumin
some shredded lettuce
1 cup cooked quinoa
some salsa
1 cup low fat shredded cheese
Price
$1.50
$1.20
$4.01
$0.03
$0.03
$0.03
$0.99
$1.52
$0.38
$1.20
$10.87

Tips

Health Tips

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • Quinoa is super healthy. Read more about its health benefits here.

  • To make this recipe more nutritious, skip the iceberg lettuce and choose some darker leafy greens higher in vitamin K like romaine, kale, spinach, etc.

Price Tips

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
647k Calories
51g Protein
26g Total Fat
52g Carbs
75% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
647k
32%

Fat
26g
40%

  Saturated Fat
7g
48%

Carbohydrates
52g
18%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
125mg
42%

Sodium
851mg
37%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
51g
104%

Vitamin C
113mg
137%

Vitamin B6
1mg
96%

Vitamin B3
19mg
95%

Selenium
60µg
86%

Phosphorus
793mg
79%

Manganese
1mg
76%

Vitamin A
3574IU
71%

Folate
231µg
58%

Magnesium
199mg
50%

Fiber
11g
47%

Potassium
1622mg
46%

Vitamin K
42µg
41%

Vitamin B5
3mg
40%

Vitamin B2
0.63mg
37%

Vitamin E
5mg
34%

Zinc
4mg
30%

Vitamin B1
0.45mg
30%

Copper
0.57mg
28%

Calcium
264mg
26%

Iron
4mg
26%

Vitamin B12
1µg
19%

Vitamin D
0.3µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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