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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Emily Cooper, RDN
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers -- An easy and gluten-free dinner recipe that's perfect for football season. Takes just a few simple ingredients to make & comes together in less than an hour!


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  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 medium red bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • chopped parsley or green onion


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Slice the tops of the peppers off, and scoop out seeds and membranes. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and onion. Cook for 3 minutes, or until softened.
  4. Add garlic, and ground chicken. Cook until chicken is cooked through, and no longer pink. 
  5. Stir in cooked rice and buffalo sauce. Remove from heat.
  6. Bring a pot of water to a boil, and add peppers for 2 minutes. Remove and stand upright in an 11x9 baking dish.
  7. Add chicken mixture evenly amongst peppers, and cover with foil.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, remove foil, and sprinkle each pepper with shredded cheese.
  9. Bake and additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  10. Sprinkle each pepper with chopped parsley or green onion before serving.


*nutrition information estimated

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Pepper
  • Calories: 245
  • Sugar: 6
  • Sodium: 890
  • Fat: 10
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 18
  • Cholesterol: 53

Keywords: buffalo chicken, stuffed peppers, gluten-free, dinner, main dish