Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe

These Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers are the best stuffed peppers I’ve ever had. So much flavor and so quick to make. Make them for dinner tonight!

These buffalo chicken stuffed peppers are the best stuffed peppers I've ever had. So much flavor and so quick to make. Win-win!


This Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Pepper Recipe is super-quick and super-easy to make. You mixed together chopped up, uncooked chicken breast, shredded cheese, shredded carrots and thinly sliced celery with Buffalo sauce and ranch dressing (do you SEE all those Buffalo chicken flavors in there?). Then you loosely stuff the mixture into peppers and bake until cooked through, 30 minutes. Really easy. Really tasty.

Video For Making Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

You might be wondering about the raw chicken in this recipe. I hear you. Normally any meat going into a stuffed pepper has to be cooked first. So why can you put raw chicken in these?

There are two reasons. First, you chop the chicken into small pieces so that it’s quicker for it to cook through.

Second, by doing the peppers in halves (look at the picture or watch the video above) there isn’t as much filling. That means that the center of the pepper can get hot enough quickly enough for the chicken to cook. Note that even though the chicken is small and is very likely to be cooked through in the given cooking time, it is best to be safe and check that the internal temperature of the peppers (right in the middle of the chicken filling) is at least 165F. Use an instant-read thermometer like this one to check that.

This method, using halved peppers, works really well. If you want to do whole peppers, I’d say cook the chicken first. Here’s a primer on how to make stuffed peppers that includes advice on cutting the peppers, what to include in fillings, when to use raw and when to use fully-cooked ingredients, and how long to cook them, in case you want to tweak this at all. And, on the off chance that you’re not in the mood for Buffalo flavors, here’s my more basic Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Peppers recipe.

buffalo stuffed peppers

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These peppers have raw chicken inside. Make sure that you test the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer before serving. They need to be at 165F.


  • 1 lb. raw chicken breast, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tsp. all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 medium ribs celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. Buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. ranch dressing
  • 4 bell peppers, each cut in half from stem to base, seeds removed


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a medium bowl toss the chicken with the flour and salt.
  3. Stir in the carrots, celery, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the Buffalo sauce, and the ranch dressing.
  4. Place the pepper halves on a large rimmed baking sheet. Divide the chicken mixture among the peppers.
  5. Top each pepper with 1 tablespoon of the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake until chicken is cooked through and peppers have achieved desired softness, 30-40 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 2 bell pepper halves

Video by Leigh Olson. Photos, article and recipe by Christine Pittman.

This post originally appeared in February, 2014 and was revised and republished in March, 2021

31 responses to “Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe”

  1. Kayla says:

    Love this recipe! The only issue I have is that they come out watery. Do you know why this would be?

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Kayla, It’s likely juices from the chicken seeping out. That’s why there’s flour mixed with the chicken. That should do the trick. You could try adding more flour. Or try cooking them on a rack so that any water drips down and the peppers aren’t sitting in it.

  2. Jessica Bolsei says:

    Just made these and they’re fantastic! Just made one small tweak- NO ranch!! As a local Buffalonian, ranch is a NO NO! I substituted the ranch with crumbly blue cheese (you could also use liquid but i prefer crumbly) and Franks Red Hot because its not Buffalo Chicken if its not Franks! This was one of the best meals i’ve ever made! Will definitely share with others :)

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Jessica, I hear you on the ranch but sadly I’m just not a blue cheese dressing fan. I’m delighted it worked with your tweak though!

  3. Gayle says:

    Made these for dinner the other day and they are fantastic!  A definite keeper…  Thanks for sharing!

  4. Mrs b says:

    I made these tonight and they were amazing!! 

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  11. Cheryl says:

    I made these for dinner last night. They were perfect! The flavors were great. My husband thought the peppers were a bit al dente. But I think I preferred them to the way stuffed peppers are sometimes sort of more mushy. Thanks so much for this recipe. I’ll make it again for sure!

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Cheryl, I am so so happy that you make my recipe and that you like it. My husband also thought the peppers were al dente and I also disagreed. Maybe there are two kinds of people in the world, those who like al dente peppers and those who don’t!

  12. Thank you so much for everything you did to make this baby shower for Katie happen! These peppers sound awesome! (And I love how you pre-prove she’s going to love them, too!)

  13. Jen says:

    I just made these for dinner, and my husband immediately asked if I could make them again next week. They are SO delicious! Followed your recipe exactly as is and wouldn’t change a single thing about it. The flavors are perfect! Also, just in case anyone is wondering, this makes for a very healthy dinner (only
    120 calories and 10 grams of protein per stuffed pepper half!) Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. leslie says:

    Oh my! These look like they are bursting with flavor!!!!!!! Thanks for organizing this for Katie!!!

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  18. These look amazing and perfect for Katie’s baby shower! :D Thank you for including me Christine!

  19. This recipe looks so good! One of my favorite meals ever is buffalo chicken. What a perfect dish for Katie & her shower. I had no idea she loved stuffed peppers so much :) It was so nice to meet you through Katie as well! I’ll have to dig around for your kale recipes while I’m here.

  20. YUM!! This looks delish!
    My hubby will die for these stuffed peppers. I am “pinning” to make next week.
    Thank you for organizing this virtual baby shower for Katie! (I’m planning all my meals in one place!!)

  21. This recipe looks great Christine! We love peppers at my house so I am going to try it.

  22. Sarah says:

    Looks delicious Christine! :)

  23. Katie says:

    Oh Christine, you brought tears to my eyes, friend. Thank you for organizing this and thank you for being such an amazing friend! I’m so glad we met through blogging. And these peppers! Ahhh I die. I would never have thought to put raw chicken in a “stuffed pepper”. MUST TRY ASAP!

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