Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Smoked Paprika (2 Tbsp)
Ground Cumin (1 Tbsp)
Garlic Powder (1 Tbsp)
Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp)
together and rub all over the
Bone-in, Skin-on Chicken Thighs (4)
. Be sure to get under the skin.
Drizzle with the
Olive Oil (3 Tbsp)
, rubbing the oil all over the chicken. Add more seasoning if desired.
Lay the chicken skin side up in a square baking dish or small roasting pan. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink. Keep the oven on and set to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
Once cool enough to handle, remove and discard the skin. Using two forks or your fingers, remove the meat from the bone. Once all meat is removed, roughly chop and set aside until needed. This makes about 2 cups of chicken and can be done the day before.
Quinoa (1/2 cup)
Water (1 cup)
Sea Salt (1/4 tsp)
to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover for 10-12 minutes until the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside until needed.
Bell Peppers (5)
. Cut the stem-end off the peppers, then use a spoon to scrape out any ribs or seeds. Rinse, dry, and rub the surface of the pepper with
Olive Oil (as needed)
. Set peppers up-right in a baking dish.
In a large saute pan, heat 3-counts of
Olive Oil (as needed)
over medium heat. Once hot, cook the
White Onion (1/2)
Jalapeño Pepper (1)
until soft and the onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.
Garlic (1 clove)
and cook for 45 seconds.
Add the quinoa,
Corn (1 can)
Black Beans (1 can)
, shredded chicken, and
Enchilada Sauce (1 can)
. Combine and cook for 3 minutes or until warm.
Shredded Cheddar Cheese (1 1/2 cups)
and mix until melted and combined. Stuff the mix inside each pepper just until the pepper is full. Snug the peppers next to each other, using the peppers as support to stand, in your baking dish. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining cheese.
Pour 2 cups of Water in the baking dish, cover loosely with foil, and bake 30-40 minutes until the peppers are tender.
Avocados (to taste)
Fresh Cilantro (to taste)
Sour Cream (to taste)
, if desired.