Keto Creamy Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Every time I make stuffed peppers I seem to make up a new recipe. But this keto creamy chicken stuffed peppers recipe has got to be one of my favorites.
How I Made This Keto
While stuffed peppers are made in many different ways, there are some common elements that can normally be found in these colorful veggie cups.
Rice is one of the most popular ingredients – and not one that works for keto. A serving of rice would do a lot of harm to your diet, so it’s definitely something to avoid.
Dairy is another category I avoid when crafting recipes. Cheese is a common ingredient in stuffed peppers, but dairy causes so many issues for people I just prefer to edit it out.
Creaminess in other recipes might be achieved by milk, sour cream, butter, or other dairy products. In this recipe, however, you’ll create that great texture using coconut cream.
You can either buy a can of coconut cream, or you can refrigerate a can of coconut milk and use the part that hardens at the top.
Bell Peppers: Does Color Matter?
Many people wonder if there really is a taste difference between bells, or if any perceived variances are just psychological.
Personally, I like yellow and orange bell peppers the best. But is there really any difference?
It turns out, there is.
Red bell peppers are green peppers that have ripened. The unripened green bell pepper tastes more bitter.
They’re fine for cooking, so don’t hesitate to use them for these keto stuffed peppers. If you’re watching your wallet, green peppers are the most budget-friendly.
Red peppers, on the other hand, are the most mature bell peppers. They are often said to be the sweetest and juiciest. You’ll also enjoy added nutritional benefits.
Yellow and orange peppers represent the middle ground. They’re more ripe than the greens but less ripe than the reds. They also lie in the middle of the spectrum in terms of sweetness.
Getting Started on Keto
Congratulations for taking steps toward a healthier diet and lifestyle. Deciding to commit to change is the first, and hardest step, although now you have to figure out how keto works, and, more importantly, how to make it work for you.
I’ve taken the guesswork out of it with this post on the best way to start a ketogenic diet. You’ll get foolproof guidance and two alternative methods for easing into new behaviors.
This keto creamy chicken stuffed peppers recipe has got to be one of my favorites.
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Sauté the ground chicken, bacon, and onion in the coconut oil until the chicken is cooked. Place into a bowl and combine with the tomato paste, coconut cream, and salt and pepper.
- Slice off and throw away the top of the bell pepper. Also, discard the seeds, and carefully remove the white membranes.
- Place the bell peppers so that they stand up straight on a baking dish. Fill each bell pepper with the chicken mixture.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 7 g
- Calories: 595
- Sugar: 6 g
- Fat: 44 g
- Carbohydrates: 11 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 37 g