Orzo and Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Orzo and Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Orzo and Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Recipe By:Luv2Cook4Her
“This dish looks beautiful and tastes like you cooked all day. Any combination of green, yellow, and red peppers works well; I use all three for color. You can also use low-sodium chicken broth and Smart Balance(R) spread.”

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 green bell pepper – halved, seeded, and stem removed
  • 1 red bell pepper – halved, seeded, and stem removed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper – halved, seeded, and stem removed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Spray inside of green, red, and yellow bell pepper halves with cooking spray; place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake peppers in the preheated oven until slightly tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir 3 green onions and garlic until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken, black pepper, and cumin; cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 4 to 5 minutes. Add orzo and chicken broth; simmer until orzo is cooked through but firm to the bite and broth is absorbed, about 11 minutes. Spoon chicken-orzo mixture into the bell peppers; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 7 minutes.
  6. Heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter in skillet; Cook and stir portobello mushrooms and remaining green onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Spoon about 2 tablespoons mushroom mixture onto each stuffed bell pepper.

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