Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

Want to spice up your evening meals, but keep it healthy? Check out this mouth-watering recipe for Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers.

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili pepper seasoning
  • salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • *Stuffed Peppers:
  • Cooked chicken from above
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chipped yellow onion
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 5 oz uncooked Spanish rice
  • 1 tsp. fresh minced cilantro
  • 6-8 Tbsp Mexican cheese mix

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients for Fajita marinade in a large mixing bowl and whisk well. Add chicken to the marinade and let it marinade for about 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat an oven-safe skillet on stovetop, medium heat.
  3. Add chicken and the marinade to the skillet and cook until chicken is fully done, flipping it half way through.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, prepare Spanish rice according to the package and set aside.
  5. Take chicken breasts out and lay them on a cutting board. Dice the chicken once it is cooled enough to handle.
  6. Saute chopped onions and tomato in the same skillet.
  7. In a large, clean, mixing bowl, combine Spanish rice, diced chicken, sauteed onions and tomato (including the marinade that was leftover in the skillet) and cilantro. Mix well and taste to see if you need to add a little more salt.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375.
  9. Cut the bell peppers in half, lengthwise, and clean them out, taking out all the seeds and membrane.
  10. Lay the bell pepper halves in the skillet, like little cups, and fill them with the rice/chicken mixture.
  11. Sprinkle about 1-2 tablespoons of cheese on top. Place the skillet in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the peppers are cooked. (Personally, I like them a little bit crunchy but you may need to adjust baking time according to your taste. Bake them longer if you want the peppers softer.)

Recipe was found here.

Tess Phelan, Trailblazer.

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   Meet Tess, a University of Las Vegas graduate and a Las Vegas resident, which is where she found her love for fitness and nutrition. Upon graduating, Tess started her own business as a fitness professional and is a big believer in loving what you do, which allows you to never have to work a day in your life. She’s been an avid runner for years, dabbling in triathlon here and there, practicing yoga and competing every chance she gets in road races. Tess is an avid traveler and loves to document her adventures, mostly through the form of running, cycling and yoga poses on her blog and social media channels . 
   Tess leads and active and interesting life as she is currently training to qualify for the Boston Marathon. This involves cross training, cycling and swimming. She practices yoga 3-4 times a week for injury prevention and to help with an active recovery. Travel, she believes, is done best on your feet or by bike. She has found that looking at the world upside down (handstand, headstand, etc) offers an entirely different perspective and Ioves to pose for any view worth sharing. 
   Tess  participates in many of the local races in town and loves to support small businesses. She has hopes of becoming involved with “Girls on the Run”. Through her business and with her partner, she holds group rides and runs (completely open to whoever wants to come) to inspire people to live a more fit and active life in her community.
You can learn more about Tess on her Website. She’s also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Eric Brown, Trailblazer.

Meet Eric Brown, a Men’s Health Next Top Trainer finalist and personal trainer at Fitman Performance Training in Philadelphia. Eric is a former skinny kid turned college athlete, turned certified personal trainer. He began feeling a deep appreciation for fitness when he began his endeavours, but fought the urge to indulge in the passion too much as he was saving time and energy for a “normal job”.However, it was not long before Eric realized that to be truly happy, he needed to get involved in some way in the fitness industry.

Eric trains 4 to 5 days a week and helps others reach their goals each week as well. Eric truly believes fitness is the fountain of youth and without it the body will simply deteriorate. Eric mentions that there is no better feeling as a trainer than when one hears a person’s story and helps them reach a goal. 

Eric enjoys giving back, he has volunteered his knowledge and helped at local churches and high schools. At the church, Eric has volunteered to speak to the people and to give them insight on training and nutrition.  At  high schools, he has helped prepare kids physically for sports but also on what to expect in college and how to balance being a college athlete and a student.

Eric was a finalist for the Men’s Health Next Top Trainer contest in 2014. He has been a certified personal trainer for 6 years, has competed in natural bodybuilding and powerlifting. And last but not least, he is a licensed barber. Follow Eric and his community: 

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