These cream cheese chicken stuffed peppers are the perfect answer to a busy weeknight! These peppers are stuffed with a creamy chicken mixture that’s naturally low carb and always a hit with my kiddos!
At this point, it probably will come as no surprise to anyone that I’m just a huge fan of Mexican food.
I’m not picky about it either…if I can’t get the authentic stuff, just take me through a Taco Bell. <– I’m not proud of it, but I’ll eat any taco you can throw my way.
Of course, I love putting a spin on our Mexican inspired recipes and turning them into something new…like these peppers. They first started out as cream cheese chicken enchiladas, then we made chicken enchilada dip, and now here we are with cream cheese stuffed peppers.
These chicken stuffed peppers are low carb, packed with creamy cheesy goodness, and loaded with the Mexican flavors I crave! Plus, these are super easy to prepare!
Shredded Chicken – We keep bags of frozen crockpot shredded chicken in the freezer. Perfect for recipes like this! Ground chicken or leftover rotisserie chicken also work.
Bell Peppers – We like red peppers, but any color works.
Cheese – You’ll need cream cheese, cheddar, and Monterey jack.
Seasoning – We season everything with salsa (jarred or my restaurant style salsa), a bit of minced jalapeno for extra heat, and some cumin.
What Readers are Saying!
“Unbelievably DELICIOUS!! I made these for a friend and her family and they could not stop raving about them! I adore them too- and have made them again and again. They will be on my permanent menu!” – Shanon
How to Make Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers:
Prepare the Peppers: Cut the peppers in half from top to bottom and remove the membranes.
Filling: Add all of the ingredients for the filling to a bowl and stir well to combine.
Low Carb Stuffed Peppers
Most stuffed pepper recipes have rice in the filling, but we’re keeping things low carb here with our creamy mixture of chicken, cheese, and salsa.
Stuff: Spoon the filling into each pepper.
Bake: Place all of the pepper halves in a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 40 minutes.
Boiling Your Stuffed Peppers
You’ll see many stuffed pepper recipes call for boiling the peppers before filling and baking. This will result in a softer, more tender pepper. We like our peppers to still be a bit crisp, with some bite left to them. This is personal preference, so please feel free to boil the peppers first if you like a softer texture.
Yes! Stuffed peppers will freeze well and hold up when re-heating. Just make sure that they have cooled completely before freezing, and to cover them tightly with foil and plastic wrap. They should last a few months.
These cream cheese chicken stuffed peppers are great as leftovers! They’ll reheat easily in the oven or even the microwave and should last for 3 to 4 days in a covered dish in the fridge.
A lot of stuffed pepper recipes use rice or other ingredients with carbs, but not this one. And just because they’re healthy doesn’t mean these low carb stuffed peppers are short on taste!
MORE STUFFED PEPPER RECIPES!
- Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers
- Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers (Low Carb)
- Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Peppers (Low Carb)
- Lasagna Stuffed Peppers
- Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers
Cream Cheese Chicken Stuffed Peppers
- 4 bell peppers any color
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 4 ounces monterey jack shredded
- 4 ounces cheddar shredded
- 1 small jalapeno minced
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup salsa
- chopped cilantro and sour cream for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice peppers in half and remove the seeds and membrane. Place in a 9×13 baking dish.
- Add chicken, cream cheese, monterey jack, cheddar, jalapeno, cumin, salt, and salsa to a medium mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
- Spoon chicken mixture evenly into each halved pepper.
- Cover tightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
- Serve immediately, topped with cilantro and sour cream if desired.
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