Tikka Masala Stuffed Peppers

We have swapped the typical filling of ground beef and rice for a filling made with Indian-spiced chicken and rice in this stuffed bell pepper recipe. The chicken tikka masala used for the filling is quick to make, thanks to the use of a multicooker, like the Instant Pot. Want to make these ahead? Make an double batch of the tikka masala on a meal-prep day and freeze half to use later in this delicious healthy dinner.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 stuffed peppers


  • 4 large bell peppers (orange, yellow or red)

  • 1 recipe Pressure-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala (see Associated recipe)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

  2. Cut 1/2 inch off the top of each pepper (reserve tops); remove and discard cores and seeds. Arrange the peppers, cut-side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Roast until just starting to soften, about 20 minutes.

  3. Mix together brown rice and chicken mixture from prepared Chicken Tikka Masala for the filling.

  4. Divide the filling among the peppers, slightly mounding on top. Return the stuffed peppers to the baking sheet. Arrange the reserved tops, cut-side down, on the baking sheet.

  5. Bake until the filling is heated through and the peppers are tender, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle the peppers with cilantro. Place the pepper tops on the filled peppers and serve.

Associated Recipes

Pressure-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
17g Fat
46g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 stuffed pepper
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Vitamin A 9257IU 185%
Vitamin C 219mg 244%
Folate 96mcg 24%
Sodium 664mg 29%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 4mg 24%
Magnesium 88mg 21%
Potassium 1048mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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