Homemade Organic Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

This was scrumptious.  I couldn’t find a recipe that I wanted to make, so I came up with this one instead.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4 – 6 organic bell peppers, any color
  • 1 cup cubed or shredded Homemade Organic Chicken Roast
  • 1 cup cooked organic brown rice
  • 1/2 cup organic yellow onion, diced
  • 4 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup organic black beans, prepared
  • 1 medium organic tomato, diced
  • 1 cup organic frozen corn
  • 1 cup chicken aspic (gelatin) or Homemade Chicken Stock  (You may need to thicken the sauce with roux if you use stock.)
  • 1 tsp. Homemade Organic Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. dried organic cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. organic chipotle powder
  • 1 Tbsp. schmaltz (rendered chicken fat)
  • Real Salt, if needed
  • organic freshly ground peppercorn blend, if needed.
  • 1/2 cup organic cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Prepare the brown rice [Cook it in two cups of Homemade Chicken Stock or Homemade Vegetable Stock, schmaltz or pasture butter and a tsp. of Real Salt, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.]
  2. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  3. Use some additional schmaltz to grease a stainless-steel cookie sheet without any type of coating on it.
  4. Place schmaltz into a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add onion to the skillet and saute for 5 minutes.
  6. Add garlic to the skillet and saute for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  7. Place the chicken aspic into the pan and allow to liquefy.
  8. Add the corn, and tomato and bring to a boil.
  9. Stir in the seasonings: chipotle, cilantro, salt and pepper and mix well.
  10. Add the chicken, cooked rice and prepared black beans to the mixture.
  11. Cook until heated through, about 8 to 10 minutes, then take off the heat.
  12. Cut each bell pepper in half lengthwise.
  13. Scoop the mixture and place into each bell pepper half.
  14. Place the filled bell pepper halves onto the cookie sheet.
  15. Bake in the oven at 350° Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes.
  16. Sprinkle the cheese, if using, on top of the peppers when they come out of the oven.
  17. Allow the cheese to melt before serving, approximately 5 minutes.
  18. Enjoy!
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