A dish that is delicious and full of nutrients. Minced chicken stuffed bell peppers have many medicinal benefits; the chicken provides protein, carbohydrates and fat from the rice, bell peppers provides vitamins and minerals.
Minced chicken is a traditional ingredient used to stuffed peppers (used also minced meat). Other ingredients in minced chicken stuffed bell peppers are onions, garlic, tomatoes, basmati rice, parsley, and coriander etc…
A minced chicken stuffed pepper is perfect dish on the family table.
Here are Health Benefits of Bell Peppers
First, bell peppers come in many colors, such as green, yellow, orange and red. Choose bell peppers that have deep vivid colors, taut skin, and that are free blemishes and darkness areas, as well as bell peppers should be heavy size.
1- Bell peppers are packed with various vitamins and minerals including: vitamin C (one red bell pepper contains about 160% for this vitamin.) and a good number of B vitamins such as vitamin B2, vitamin B3, folate ( folic acid) and pantothenic, as well as vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium and fiber.
2- Bell peppers also contain manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium.
3- Vitamin B6 in bell peppers that important for formation of red blood cells, as well as folate intake is very necessary during pregnancy.
4- Bell peppers are rich array of antioxidant phytonutrients, which can reduction for numerous chronic diseases including: obesity, cardiovascular disease, diseases related to regulation of blood sugar.
5- Studies have been shown that eating foods like bell peppers in beta-carotene can help to reduce the risk of cancer. In addition to bell peppers is high source in lutein and zeaxanthin, those two antioxidants for keeping your eyes healthy.
6- Eating bell peppers can help to maintain good mental health. Studies have been shown that high amount in vitamin B6 can increases the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, and thus bell peppers are consider the best food for improved mood, and more concentration.
Minced Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe
Yield: 3 persons
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 50 Minutes
6 colored bell peppers
250g minced chicken
1 medium onion minced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup chicken stock
3 large tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
2 tbs tomato paste
1/4 packet parsley chopped
1/4 packet coriander chopped
1 tbsp chopped oregano
1/2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
1- Sauté onion in a pot with butter and olive oil add garlic and spices.
2- Add rice and stir to mix well.
3- Add the stock and cover rice for 10 minutes till it absorbs stock.
4- Lower heat and let it stands 10 more minutes covered.
5- In a separate pan, cook minced chicken in some butter and olive oil, till browned.
6- In a bowl mix together rice with chicken, tomatoes, fresh herbs, nuts, and paste.
7- Season with salt, pepper.
8- Stuff peppers with mixture chicken, cover with tops.
9- Place in ceramic dish, drizzle some olive on them, bake for 30 minutes
Nutrition Facts Minced Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers
Serving size: 1 serving
Total Fat 7.0g
Vitamin C 449%
Vitamin A 20.9%
Vitamin B-6 13.5%