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Stuffed Green Peppers

Paleo | Whole 30 | Gluten Free

Serving Size 4
Total Time 45 Minutes



12 tomatillos

1 white onion, diced

1 jalapeno, seeded and diced

4 cloves garlic, smashed

2 tbsp avocado or olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste

4 oz can mild chopped green chiles

1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro

1 cup chicken broth

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp dried oregano

juice of 1 lime

2 cups shredded chicken (about 3 breast)

6 green bell peppers, cut in half, insides removed

1 bag frozen cauliflower

Toppings - thinly sliced jalapeño, avocado, chopped cilantro, finely diced red onion

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  • Remove husks and rinse the tomatillos.

  • Place on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil, onions, jalapeño, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté until tender, about 7-10 minutes.

  • When tomatillos are done, place in a blender with the sautéed onion mixture, broth, cilantro, green chiles, cumin, oregano, and lime juice and blend until smooth. Add additional salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Reduce heat in the oven to 350 degrees.

  • In the same skillet used before, heat up caulirice and put to the side.

  • In a bowl, combine the shredded chicken and caulirice with 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce. Toss to coat - add more if mixture is dry.

  • Fill each bell pepper with mixture (either cut off the tops or slice peppers in half).

  • Pour 1 cup of sauce in a casserole dish. Place stuffed bell pepper in the dish standing up. Sometimes it helps to cut the bottoms to help them stay standing up.

  • Pour 1-2 more cups of enchilada sauce on top and bake at 350 for 20 - 30 minutes, until bell peppers are soft.

  • Remove from oven and top with garnishes - cilantro, jalapeño, red onion, and avocado.

tips & tricks

If slicing the tops off the pepper, slice the bottom to make peppers stand up.

Mixture can also be served in tortillas.

My favorite tortillas are Siete almond flour.