Chicken parmesan is a crowd-pleasing classic, and in many ways, it embodies the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
It’s true. The standard chicken parmesan recipe we all know and love is far from broken, but that doesn’t mean we can’t experiment with new ideas, right? This revolutionary chicken parmesan recipe doesn’t have to replace the tried and true method of old, but it’s a nice way to freshen things up in the kitchen.
Whether you need food for a party, the family, or even just for yourself, these chicken parmesan stuffed peppers will hit the spot (and then some).
The Tools For The Job
The best part about making these chicken parm stuffed peppers is how easy they are. With just nine ingredients and an hours worth of time, you can bring a hefty plate of deliciousness into the world. So let’s take a look at what you need.
- 2 large bell peppers (halved)
- 3 cups of shredded, mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups of marinara sauce (homemade or canned)
- 1 Tbsp. of minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp. of finely cut parsley
- 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
- 12 oz. breaded chicken strips
- 1/2 cup of chicken broth
Now that you have your ingredients ready to go, it’s time to move on to the preparation.
Always Be Prepared
Some people are rogue chefs in that they don’t play by the rules and cook freely. That’s all fine and good, but leave that for the pros. You don’t want to be running around chopping onions and simmering sauces all at the same time.
It helps to have everything prepped and ready to go so the cooking process is quick and painless. You can start this recipe by cutting your bell papers in half and cleaning out their pits and seeds. Once done, set them aside on a rack above a roasting pan.
Next, grab a large mixing bowl and combine your mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, marina sauce, garlic, parsley, red pepper and breaded chicken strips. Stir it all together until the chicken strips are thoroughly coated.
Once you’re confident in your chicken coating abilities, stuff the chicken mixture into the pepper halves you set aside earlier. Don’t go overboard here, but put a healthy dose of the mixture in each one.
The reason for this is we’re going to sprinkle plenty of extra cheese on top of both stuffed peppers. After that, pour the chicken broth into the bottom of the roasting pan, set your peppers on top of the rack, and bake for 55 minutes at 350º F.
Your Life Will Never Be The Same
When you see the cheese bubbling with a slight golden brown color, you’ll know you did the right thing. With just 15 quick minutes of prep and under an hour of cooking time, you’ve created a flavorful masterpiece.
Not only does it taste great, but with all that extra time to spare, think of what you can get done? You could give Sparky an extra 30 minutes of walking around the neighborhood. You can squeeze in one more episode of Friends. Or maybe—just maybe—you’ll pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read for the past year.
Cooking at home opens up a wealth of possibilities for your taste buds and your life, so start spending more time in the kitchen now!