8 OUNCES COARSELY CHOPPED
3 TABLESPOONS CHOPPED, DIVIDED
2 SLICES CENTER-CUT, COOKED AND CRUMBLED COOKING SPRAY
8 MEDIUM, HALVED LENGTHWISE
3 OUNCES, SOFTENED
Preheat oven to 425 °F.
Combine 2 tablespoons chives and next 6 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well with a rubber spatula. Spoon mixture evenly into pepper halves. Arrange peppers, filling side up, on a jelly-roll pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425 ° for 10 to 15 minutes or until peppers are tender.
Transfer peppers to a serving platter. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon chives.