Stuffed Capsicum with Chicken and Rice

Last weekend when walking through the market I walked past these colour red-orange-yellow capsicums, they looked too cute and had to be bought – so I quickly grabbed enough for a meal and thought about what I could stuff it with. I usually use beef mince when I make stuffed capsicum sauce and cover it with a yummy garlic-ky tomato sauce, but decided to go for chicken instead! I had some left over rice, so put a few things together and out came a beautiful looking dish and it tasted pretty nice too … It will be a fun thing to make for guests, stack the filled capsicum cups on a platter and it will look great!  Garlic bread and a fresh garden salad and your meal will be ready!

YAY! for middle of the week … Hope yours is going great!

Last weekend when walking through the market I walked past these colour red-orange-yellow capsicums, they looked too cute and had to be bought - so I quickly grabbed enough for a meal and thought about what I could stuff it with. I usually use beef mince when I make stuffed capsicum sauce and cover it with a yummy garlic-ky tomato sauce, but decided to go for chicken instead! I had some left over rice, so put a few things together and out came a beautiful looking dish and it tasted pretty nice too ... It will be a fun thing to make for guests, stack the filled capsicum cups on a platter and it will look great! Garlic bread and a fresh garden salad and your meal will be ready!

Summary

    Ingredients

    3 or 4 half capsicums cut into
    1 small onion sliced thinely
    1 tomato diced
    1 chicken breast cut into small chunks
    1 clove garlic mashed to a fine paste
    1 cup frozen corn or mixed veggies
    1.5 cups cooked white or brown rice
    Seasoning of your choice: Moroccan / Taco / Cajun
    to taste Salt & Pepper
    1 tbsp canola oil
    Mix of shredded cheese of your choice: Parmesan + Mozz is a nice yum combo

    Steps

    1. In a non stick pan, add the tbsp of oil. Once heated, add the mashed garlic and the onion and saute until the onion has softened
    2. Next add the chicken, some seasoning and also salt and pepper. Give it a few mins and then add the tomato and also the veggies, I just added corn as Miss 2 year old has had an issue with mixed veggie combo like carrot, peas and beans LOL in the last week. Add more seasoning if needed
    3. Final stage once the chicken has fully cooked through, is to add the cooked rice and gently toss it all together
    4. I cut the capsicum lengthwise and scooped out the inside. Fill each capsicum cup with the rice. Top each cup with some shredded cheese
    5. Two options that you can do next_:
    6. Here is what I did, I poured some hot water into a non-stick pot – carefully placed the capsicums in the pan, turned up the heat and put a lid on it. The capsicum will cook through and the cheese will melt
    7. Arrange the filled up capsicums on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and pop it in a preheated oven at 180C
    8. Serve immediately

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