Wednesday, July 19, 2006

5:4 challenge #1B Alfredo Stuffed Bell Peppers (p2)

Alfredo Stuffed Bell Peppers (p2 unless you leave off the breadcrumbs)

Bone and skinless chicken thighs or breasts (approx 1 per person)
Red bell peppers (1 pepper per person with a few extra for chopping)
Parmesan cheese (shredded or ground)
Olive oil, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste
Whole wheat or whole grain bread crumbs.

1.) Clean and dice up one to two bell peppers and clean and halve some red bell peppers for stuffing.

2.) Boil chicken (approx 1 chicken breast per pepper) and shred it when its cool enough to handle (i used two forks to shred with).

3.) Season bread crumbs with Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste.

4.) Cook parmesan cheese, a drizzle of olive oil and milk in sauce pan til thick... saute bell peppers and diced egg plant in a little olive oil til tender and add to thicken parmesan cheese sauce. mix in the shredded chicken to this sauce mixture along with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste. place this mixture in each halved bell peppers.

5.) Place each stuffed pepper on a baking dish and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 20 mins. pull them out and sprinkle with shredded cheese (mozzarella and Colby or mild cheddar) and seasoned bread crumbs. bake for another 10 mins. let them cool slightly and then enjoy.

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