Archive of BBC Food Recipes

Cheesy chicken

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
From I Can Cook
These stuffed peppers are a cinch to make and are a great use for leftover chicken. Try cooking them with the kids.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Brush the parchment all over with a little oil.

  2. Place the pepper halves onto the baking tray, cut sides facing upwards.

  3. Divide the cooked chicken equally between the pepper halves.

  4. In a bowl, mix together the cherry tomatoes and basil. Season, to taste, with a little freshly ground black pepper. Spoon the mixture into the pepper halves.

  5. Divide the mozzarella equally between the two pepper halves, then sprinkle over the grated cheddar or parmesan and season, to taste, with freshly ground black pepper.

  6. Bake the stuffed peppers in the oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the flesh is completely cooked through. Serve with freshly cooked peas.


  • vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 1 red pepper, stalk and seeds removed, cut in half
  • 50g/2oz cooked leftover chicken
  • 2 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 basil leaves, torn
  • pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 25g/1oz mozzarella, chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated cheddar or parmesan
  • peas, to serve

Shopping List

Cheesy chicken

Fruit and vegetables

Cooking ingredients

Dairy, eggs and chilled

Meat, fish and poultry


This link may stop to work if/when the BBC removes the recipes
This site is under development - You can use it, but some things are not completed and may not be quite right!