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Shredded Chicken & Rice Stuffed Pepper Pumpkins

October 26, 2016

I am so happy that I found these Pepper Pumpkins and cannot wait to turn these into a Halloween meal tradition!  The recipe for the insides of these pumpkins is super easy and if you can carve a pumpkin, carving the pepper will be easy as pie!  These are so perfect for a Halloween party or just a festive meal near All Hollows’ Eve.

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

2 chicken breasts
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 can Rotel
1/4 onion chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced

Add chicken to the bottom of the slow cooker, sprinkle seasonings on top and then pour a can of Rotel over the top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. Shred chicken and allow it to remain in sauce.

Stuffed Peppers

4 bell peppers – orange
2 cups whole wheat rice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
Shredded chicken from recipe above

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While you are waiting for the water to boil, start off by washing your orange peppers

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Cut the top off of the pepper and then begin hollowing out the inside, removing any seeds and the white part inside

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Using a small pairing knife or small pumpkin carving tools, carve out your desired face into the peppers

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When water is boiling, put the peppers and their tops in and allow to cook for about 5 minutes until peppers are tender.

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Remove from water and set aside to cool.

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Cook whole wheat rice (I used an instant package and mixed in a few tablespoons of salsa) and set aside.  Mix the cooked rice, shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, and black beans together in a large bowl.  Preheat oven to 350

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Place peppers on a baking sheet

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Fill each pepper with the chicken and rice mixture and top with extra cheese.

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Replace pepper top back on top

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Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until cheese is melted and pepper is done to desired tenderness.

Allow to cool and serve!

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