Stuffed capsicum with minced chicken and brown rice

All the cooking shows on TV inspired me to cook something new the other night. It was stuffed capsicum and it turned out so yummy. Here’s the recipe.


  • 4 large yellow capsicums (I used 2 yellow and 2 green ones but yellow was yummier)

Stuffed capsicum (1)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 350 g lean minced chicken
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup (40 g) grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 3 teaspoons of cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Slice tops off capsicums to make lids. Scoop out seeds and membranes and discard them.

Stuffed capsicum (3)

  • Cook rice in a rice cooker using 1 cup of water and 1 cup of chicken stock.
  • Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. Add turmeric powder.
  • Add minced chicken and cooked it until it is brown

Stuffed capsicum (2)

  • Add onionand garlic. Sauté 2 minutes.
  • Add salt, chilli and cumin powder and cook for few more minutes
  • In a bowl mix the cooked chicken and rice. Add half of the shredded cheese.

Stuffed capsicum (4)

Stuffed capsicum (5)

  • Fill each capsicum with the mixture. Place upright in a shallow baking dish. Cover with capsicum lids.

Stuffed capsicum (6)

  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until the capsicums are tender.

Stuffed capsicum (9)

  • Open the lid and top the capsicum fillings with the remaining cheese. Close lids.

Stuffed capsicum (10)

  • Serve hot.

Stuffed capsicum (11)

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*Chicken chili – Nepali Style *Chicken Tikka Masala *Goat curry

10 responses to “Stuffed capsicum with minced chicken and brown rice

  1. In the step section you mention mushrooms, but there is no mention in the ingredients. Having said that, I made this with 5 chopped mushrooms. The recipe is delicious, it has a nice bite!

  2. I love stuffed bell peppers – I have tried with couscous but never with meat. it looks so good- will have to try it sometime soon 🙂 and waiting on rest of the story

  3. awesome 🙂 mouth watering 😀 TPL also had shared the pic of this type of cooking 🙂 🙂

  4. Yum! I will sub the chicken with tofu!

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