Food & Recipes

Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Peppers Are An Easy Weeknight Dinner To Add To Your Rotation

Yum! The whole family will love these.

Stuffed bell peppers are a great go-to for a busy weeknight. They’re versatile, delicious and healthier than ordering take-out when there’s not much time for cooking. Considering these buffalo chicken-stuffed peppers require little more than bell peppers, chicken and hot sauce to make, you’ll likely be able to whip this up with items you already have in your kitchen. So you can skip the trip to the grocery store and get straight to eating!

This recipe from Peas and Crayons combines cooked chicken, bell peppers sliced in half, hot sauce of your choice (the recipe calls for Frank’s Red Hot Sauce), grated cheese, fresh jalapeño and onions. And whether “cooked chicken” means a rotisserie chicken, shredded chicken straight from the can or chicken you cook on the skillet — it really doesn’t matter. Just do whatever’s easiest for you.

You’ll start by warming your sliced bell peppers in the oven. While those soften, you’ll combine the cooked chicken, cheese, hot sauce, jalapeños and onions on a skillet and cook until onion and peppers have softened.

Remove bell peppers from the oven and fill with the chicken mixture and top with cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes.

Once the filling is nice and melty, they’re ready to eat. Top with additional jalapeño slices, bleu cheese crumbles, ranch dressing or whatever you see fit:

Peas and Crayons

This is something the entire family can enjoy, especially since you can control the level of spice based on the sauce you choose, or opting to add or subtract jalapeños.

For a version that’s creamy and earns full-on comfort food status, you’ll want to try this version from Buns In My Oven. This recipe combines cream cheese, mozzarella and cheddar with the chicken and hot sauce. That will all be stuffed inside of the bell pepper to create a dish that’s next-level in terms of richness.

Topping with ranch or bleu cheese dressing is very much encouraged:

Buns In My Oven

And if you want to make this quick weeknight dinner even easier, you can take notes from Meal Prep On Fleek, which walks you through the steps of making this and storing it in the fridge for up to four days. It involves slow-cooking the chicken, but once that step is complete, this meal comes together in a matter of minutes and can be prepared in advance and served whenever you’re ready to eat it alongside cauliflower rice, ranch dressing and a lime wedge:

Meal Prep On Fleek

Buffalo chicken stuffed peppers will make weeknight meals all the better. So, guess you know what’s for dinner tonight!