Pressure Cooker Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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This Pressure Cooker Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers recipe combines two favorites into one! It’s perfect for busy days because it comes together easily in about half an hour. This dish is a great way to use leftover chicken or already prepared chicken. The recipe is naturally gluten-free as long as you check your labels.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers

I had some bell peppers that I had to use up and was trying to figure out what to do with them. Hubby loves stuffed peppers. I love to change things up a bit from time to time so I decided it was time to make another variation of stuffed pepper. I had some pre-cooked chicken on hand that had to be cooked, as well as an open jar of marinara sauce. I always have cheese on hand. Chicken, sauce and cheese together makes) me think of chicken parm, which is one of my favorite dishes. I decided to stick with that thought and make chicken parm stuffed peppers. These stuffed peppers were the easiest stuffed peppers I have ever made. It’s a perfect recipe for busy days because it comes together easily in about half an hour. As long as your marinara and seasonings are gluten-free then the dish is gluten-free. I thought the filling was perfect, it’s chicken smothered in cheesy saucy goodness. (All that cheese is why I couldn’t get a better picture. ?) Hubby loved these stuffed peppers and said they were one of his favorites yet. He especially appreciated that the peppers were cooked but weren’t soggy. Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers.

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Ingredients

  • 3 large bell peppers
  • 9 oz cooked chicken (I used Perdue Short Cuts Original Roasted)
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese (divided into 6 oz and 2 oz)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup water

Pressure Cooker Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Dice the chicken.

Cut the top off of the pepper, then remove the seeds and clean out the inside.

Place the chicken into a small mixing bowl.

Put 6 oz of the shredded mozzarella cheese to the bowl along with 1 cup of marinara sauce.

Add the seasonings to the bowl and combine it all thoroughly.

Spoon the chicken mixture into the hollowed out peppers. If your peppers are all the same size about a third of the chicken mixture will go into each pepper.

Once you have filled the peppers with the chicken mixture, sprinkle the remaining shredded mozzarella on top of the peppers.

Place the cover onto the pot and close to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 12 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.

Remove the peppers from the pot.

Serve the peppers immediately with pepper to taste.

If you like stuffed peppers, be sure to check my recipes for Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers, Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers, Spinach And Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers, and Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Peppers.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers

Pressure Cooker Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Dice the chicken. Cut the top off of the pepper, then remove the seeds and clean out the inside. Place the chicken into a small mixing bowl. Put 6 oz of the shredded mozzarella cheese to the bowl along with 1 cup of marinara sauce. Add the seasonings to the bowl and combine it all thoroughly. Spoon the chicken mixture into the hollowed out peppers. If your peppers are all the same size about a third of the chicken mixture will go into each pepper. Once you have filled the peppers with the chicken mixture, sprinkle the remaining shredded mozzarella on top of the peppers. Place the cover onto the pot and close to seal. Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 12 minutes. Once the cooking cycle has finished allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Remove the peppers from the pot. Serve the peppers immediately with pepper to taste.

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    21 comments

    robin rue May 9, 2018 - 7:46 am

    I have made stuffed peppers many times, but never stuffed with chicken parm. OMG that is a brilliant idea.

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    candy May 9, 2018 - 8:15 am

    This is one of our favorite meals during the summer when the green peppers are so abundant. Using the pressure cooker really saves time.

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    Alli Smith May 9, 2018 - 8:16 am

    Stuffed peppers are such a family favorite! I love the idea of making them in the pressure cooker and saving time. And I love the take on chicken parm.

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    Amber Myers May 9, 2018 - 8:18 am

    Ooo look at that cheese! I just love stuffed peppers. I haven’t had one in ages, so I’ll be trying this soon.

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    valmg May 9, 2018 - 8:18 am

    LOL I know, the cheese is why I couldn’t get a better picture.

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    chubskulit rose May 9, 2018 - 9:23 am

    We just had chicken parm the other day. I would like to try this recipe coz I love stuffed peppers as well.

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh May 9, 2018 - 9:39 am

    We really like stuffed peppers, but I don’t make them very often. I really like your version.

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    Ashley May 9, 2018 - 9:45 am

    I have been making a few stuffed peppers recipes lately. I need to try this one out, it looks tasty!

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    Jeanette May 9, 2018 - 9:58 am

    I have a pressure cooker but I have never even thought about doing one of these in there. We love stuffed peppers so I am definitely going to try this.

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    Melissa Chapman May 9, 2018 - 10:47 am

    This looks like a great twist on stuffed peppers and a meal any family would love. I will use some of your ideas to make these for a meal this week.

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    Franc Ramon May 9, 2018 - 11:37 am

    Stuffed pepper looks so rich in taste and flavor. I would love to have this one I also like that it is just the right size and not too overwhelming.

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    Michelle Garrett May 9, 2018 - 6:17 pm

    These look so scrumptious! I didn’t think I was a fan of stuffed peppers until I tasted them at a friends’ drop-in recently. OMG!! I can’t wait to try this recipe and try not to eat them all myself.

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    Tasheena May 9, 2018 - 9:50 pm

    I’ve never tried making stuff peppers before. I’m a huge fan of chicken parm so I know I would love making this recipe.

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    Dina May 9, 2018 - 10:13 pm

    This pressure cooker chicken parm stuffed peppers recipe is a delicious mix of a favorite. I love chicken parm so much. I will have to try this and see what everyone thinks here.

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    Terri Steffes May 9, 2018 - 10:44 pm

    This is a dish that my husband would love. He is our cook and he loves the instant pot. I’ll be sharing the urL with him soon!

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    Jeanine May 10, 2018 - 6:31 pm

    Chicken parm is one of my all time favourites and I adore peppers so this would be awesome to try for me. Looks delicious!

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    Glamamom May 10, 2018 - 8:30 pm

    My whole family loves stuffed peppers. This is definitely a recipe I’m going to add to our rotation. YUM!

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    rika May 11, 2018 - 12:11 am

    Look . amazing! I love stuffed peppers with meats! I’ll be trying this recipe soon.

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    Vyjay Rao May 11, 2018 - 2:51 am

    I had a sense of deja vu looking at the peppers. We make something similar by stuffing peppers with potato and spices as we are vegan.

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    Carol Cassara May 11, 2018 - 4:44 am

    That looks super amazing and definitely something that I wouldn’t mind making for the husband and I one of these days. Love the combination of chicken, peppers and parmesan!

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    pat. May 11, 2018 - 10:05 am

    Never thought of using pieces rather than ground–good idea.

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