Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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

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.

Check out this video to see the buffalo chicken stuffed pepper recipe in action:

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. 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) 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.

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.

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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers


  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a medium bowl toss the chicken with the flour and salt. Add the carrots, celery, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the wing sauce and the ranch dressing.
  3. Place the pepper halves on a large rimmed baking sheet. Divide the chicken mixture among the peppers. Top each pepper with 1 tablespoon of the remaining cheese.
  4. Bake until chicken is cooked through and peppers have achieved desired softness, 30-40 minutes.
Video by Leigh Olson. Photos, article and recipe by Christine Pittman.
This post originally appeared in February, 2014 and was revised and republished in October, 2017.