asian stuffed peppers with cilantro

Asian Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: ari | well seasoned
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Asian


Easy healthy asian stuffed peppers with chicken, spinach, onion, garlic, and soy sauce.



  • 3 bell peppers, halved, stems and seeds removed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 ½ lb ground chicken, turkey, or pork
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos or soy sauce, plus more for serving
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • ½ large onion, minced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic,(minced
  • 1 cup baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place halved peppers cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and 1 tsp kosher salt. Bake for 10 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken (or other ground meat), remaining 1 tsp kosher salt, scallions, sesame oil, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), and black pepper. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and shallot, then cook until translucent, stirring often, about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and spinach, and cook 1-2 minutes more, until spinach has just wilted. Set aside to cool slightly, then add to ground meat and mix well.
  4. Fill each pepper with meat mixture, then bake 18-20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F. Serve with cilantro and additional soy sauce / coconut aminos, as needed.


  • Serving Size: 2 halves
  • Calories: 323
  • Sugar: 3.8g
  • Sodium: 930mg
  • Fat: 17.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.6g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 34.1g
  • Cholesterol: 101mg

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