Tasty Rice and Chicken stuffed Bell Peppers infused with a variety of Cajun herbs and spices. Distinct tangy tomato flavour to entice your taste buds, leaving you asking for more of this healthy dish.

Cajun-Spiced Stuffed Peppers - RECIPE - AceNuwara - Nature's Finest Gifts


  • 3cups (720g) Chicken Broth (Reduced Sodium)
  • 4whole (656g) Red Capsicum
  • 2cups (360g) Tomatoes (Diced with juice)
  • 1large piece (272g) Chicken Breast (Diced)
  • 1cup (185g) Ace Nuwara Wholegrain Red Basmathi Rice
  • 1medium (110g) Onion (Finely chopped)
  • 2peppers (90g) Green Chili (Finely chopped)
  • 1whole Lemon
  • 2.5tbsp (36g) Olive Oil
  • 1tbsp (16g) Tomato Paste
  • 2cloves (6g) Garlic (Finely chopped)
  • 2tsp (4.8g) Black Pepper (Ground)
  • 1tsp (4.4g) Cajun Seasoning
  • 2tsp (4.0g) Dried Thyme
  • 4tsp (2.4g) Bay Leaf
  • 2tsp (1.2g) Dried Parsely Flakes
  • 1dash (0.4g) Salt


  • Cube the chicken breast and season it with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Ensure that the oven rack is adjusted to the lower section of the oven.
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan/pot and sauté the chicken till it turns light brown.
  • Add in the tomato paste and stir for 1.5 minutes until it is fragrant.
  • Add in the onions, garlic, and green chilli and cook for 1.5 minutes.
  • Add in the diced tomatoes and pour in the chicken broth.
  • Season with thyme, bay leaves and Cajun seasoning.
  • Bring the pot to a boil and add in the rice (rinsed and strained).
  • Cover the pot and simmer for 20 minutes while checking on it occasionally.
  • Cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.
  • Discard the bay leaves and start stuffing the bell peppers.
  • Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the peppers are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with dried parsley flakes and serve with lemon.

Nutrient Info.

(Per Serving)

  • Low GI: 36
  • Energy: 457kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 58g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Fat: 14.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 373mg
  • Dietary Fibre: 6.9g

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