Good for the Whole Family
Just like I’ve done with the other recipes, I wanted to make sure that the adults get to enjoy dinner time just as much as the kids. If you’re ever finding yourself eating recipes that aren’t exactly your favorite, but you know the kids will eat it, hopefully this summertime meal series is helping you out! This Italian Stuffed Peppers with Chicken recipe can be segmented out and deconstructed for the kiddos who don’t love their food all mixed together.
Kid-Friendly Alternatives for Stuffed Peppers
The rice can be on the side along with the chicken, and then I cut up some raw peppers and served those to them. My kids go crazy for raw bell peppers, but won’t touch the cooked ones, so I decided to bypass the arguments at dinnertime and give them something they would eat.
To Sauce or Not to Sauce
I ended up mixing the chicken mixture and the tomato mixture together first and then splitting it off for the kids before adding it to the stuffed peppers, and at first my son didn’t want to touch the “red stuff”, but then he finally decided to give it a try, he told me, “mom, this is actually really good.” As if I had no idea that what I was eating was delicious, haha! If you have a kiddo that is a “no go” on sauce, you could definitely set some of the chicken mixture aside before you add the sauce in.
For a final touch, you really can’t go wrong with melted fresh mozzarella cheese on top of these stuffed peppers, I could probably eat the whole ball of cheese, but just a slice on top and melted all over the pepper is enough to satisfy my craving for ooey gooey cheesiness and just makes this dish so amazing.
I can’t wait to hear what you think about this one! Did you end up deconstructing it for your kids? Or, did you give them a stuffed pepper to try the whole thing?