Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Taco Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Katie Jasiewicz | Katie's Cucina Updated

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Taco Stuffed Peppers give the comfort of a chicken taco in a red bell pepper. So comforting and easy.

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We love stuffed peppers in our house. To me it's comfort food. Growing up my mom made the ground beef and rice variety at least once a month. Over the past few years I've experimented and made a wide variety of stuffed pepper recipes from a vegetarian couscous version to my chicken enchilada stuffed peppers

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I always make extra shredded chicken taco meat in my slow cooker. Instead of freezing the leftovers I decided to reinvent the leftovers into something different and thus slow cooker shredded chicken taco stuffed peppers were born. The best of both worlds... comfort food; stuffed pepper and savory Mexican food.

I made these stuffed peppers a few days after making the shredded chicken. I gave my family a wide variety of other dinners to enjoy, and then I reintroduced the leftover flavorful shredded chicken taco meat back to them. I think that's key when you are repurposing leftovers. 

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I don't think anyone would turn down a taco, in stuffed pepper form or otherwise, but leftovers can sometimes feel a bit tiresome. Not when you change up the flavors! It's an easy way to repurpose your meals, without a lot of effort. Especially when you're using your slow cooker for the second meal too.

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I also used my slow cooker to cook these stuffed peppers, rather than the oven. Growing up, I can remember my mom boiling water and par-cooking the peppers before stuffing them and baking them. So time consuming--that's why the slow cooker is ideal. No need to boil peppers then stuff and bake. Instead, mix your filling, stuff, and place the peppers in a slow cooker with a cup of water. The steam will cook your peppers to be fork tender and the filling will be piping hot. Top cheese on the peppers and that too will melt to perfection! You can still enjoy all the flavors of a chicken taco, but switch it up and stuff it in a bell pepper! 

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Taco Stuffed Peppers Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 3 cups Cooked White Rice
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes, Guts removed and diced
  • 2 1/4 ounces Sliced Black Olives, Drained, 1 can
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, Minced
  • 2 cups Mexican Style Shredded Cheese, Divided
  • 6 Multi-Colored Bell Peppers

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix shredded chicken taco meat, cooked white rice, diced tomatoes, olives, fresh cilantro, and one cup shredded Mexican cheese. Mix well and set to the side.
  2. Fill the slow cooker with 1/3 cup water.
  3. Rinse bell peppers, and then cut around the tops of the bell peppers removing the seeds and stem. Carefully begin filling the bell peppers with the chicken-rice mixture. Place stuffed bell peppers in the slow cooker. Top with remaining 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Cook on low for 5 hours. Remove bell peppers from slow cooker and serve with sliced avocado, salsa, and sour cream.

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Author: Katie Jasiewicz
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 300 minutes
Total Time: 310 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 115
Calories 343

% Daily Value*
22%
Total Fat 14g
32%
  Saturated Fat 6g
13%
Sodium 322mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
49%
Protein 25g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Katie Jasiewicz

About Katie

Katie is our resident one-pot meal fanatic, but you'll find that she's passionate about every kind of food, from dinners to desserts, on her blog Katie's Cucina.