Moroccan Style Ground Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Ground Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Ground Chicken Stuffed Peppers, or any stuffed veggies, are one of my favorite meals. It's so fun to stuff a delicious filling mixture into veggies and bake, or grill them. You get a whole meal in one package, and it's delicious, too. And bell peppers are the perfect stuffing vessel.

Stuffed Peppers, Moroccan Style
Stuffed Peppers, Moroccan Style

Lean ground chicken is a good low fat way to get your protein. It's not only low in fat, but so versatile. You can use it in place of ground beef in most recipes. If you follow here, you've probably noticed that I use lean ground poultry a lot for recipes that require ground meat. It's a good way to have some variety in proteins, and it's more suited to some dishes, like this one.

I used a Moroccan style filling for these ground chicken stuffed peppers, and also grated some zucchini to sneak in some more veggies. And, I used bulgur to keep with the Moroccan theme. If you aren't familiar with bulgur wheat, it's a whole grain wheat that has been cracked and partially cooked. You can learn more about bulgar at The Spruce, in this great article: What is Bulgar Wheat?  However, If you don't have bulgur, or are gluten free, short grain brown rice also works just as well. The Moroccan flavours of mint, cinnamon, and cumin make the filling super flavourful. And it smells amazing, too. If you love them too, and  want to try more Moroccan inspired dishes, try Moroccan Chicken & Lentils.

And if you are a fan of stuffed peppers, like me, check out these Spanish Stuffed Peppers with Farro and Salsa Verde. Or, for a vegetarian option, check out these Black Bean and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers.

Look for harissa spice in the spice section at the grocery store, or you can substitute cayenne or red chili flakes, instead. Subs are always good. It's how we learn to cook authentically. Recipes are wonderful, but never forget that they are really just guidelines.

Moroccan Ground Chicken Stuffed Peppers
Moroccan Ground Chicken Stuffed Peppers

How to Make Moroccan Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4servings

Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper

Calories per serving: 393

Fat per serving: 8.5g

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Moroccan stuffed peppers are stuffed with North African spiced ground chicken and bulgur and baked, for an easy, healthy meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb lean ground chicken breast
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp harissa spice
  • 2 cups cooked bulgur wheat
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • juice of one lemon 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 4 red bell peppers, cut in half length wise, cored, and seeded

Instructions

  1. Cook bulgur according to your package directions. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Heat a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add olive oil, and when hot add onion and garlic. Cook until softened.
  3. Add ground chicken. Cook, breaking up with a spoon, for about until browned, about 15 minutes. 
  4. Stir in cinnamon, cumin,and harrissa spice, stirring until fragrant. Remove from heat and stir in bulgur, grated zucchini, mint, one cup of the chicken stock and the lemon juice.
  5. Taste and add salt and pepper.
  6. Preheat oven to 400°
  7. Cut peppers in half length wise and remove seeds.
  8. Fill each pepper half with the chicken mixture, mounding over the tops, and place in a shallow oven safe baking dish or skillet.
  9. Pour the remaining one cup of chicken stock around the stuffed peppers, and cover with foil.
  10. Bake for one hour, then remove the foil and bake uncovered, a further 15 minutes.
  11. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.
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Moroccan Stuffed Peppers
Moroccan Stuffed Peppers

13 thoughts on “Moroccan Style Ground Chicken Stuffed Peppers

  1. I have always wanted to make stuffed peppers, but have never got around to it. Sounds delicious with ground chicken!

  2. I love this kind of meal! It’s pretty healthy but also full of flavours and not boring at all. Yumm!

  3. Your recipe for MOROCCAN STYLE GROUND CHICKEN STUFFED PEPPERS appeals to me so much, Colleen. Thank you for providing the gluten-free options as well. Your recipe is a great way to ‘sneak’ in veggies as you mentioned and fun to have the little pepper package for individual servings.

  4. The flavours in these stuffed peppers loom phenomenal. This is a must try recipe for sure! You can’t go wrong with Moroccan flavours!

  5. This recipe is SO timely! I have 4 peppers in my fridge right now and was thinking I needed to make stuffed peppers! Looking forward to trying your recipe.

  6. I love stuffed veggies, but would you believe I’ve never tried stuffed peppers?! Thanks for the incredible introduction, Colleen! YUM!

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