Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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Fall is my favorite time of year to cook.

That’s not to say I don’t enjoy cozy winter stews, spring baking, and summer grilling. Yet fall cooking seems to capture all of the elements I love best about cooking in one season… Fabulous produce, comfort foods, and celebration meals.

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Today’s Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe is a family favorite that incapsulates all three beloved elements as well.

Fresh poblano peppers are the base of the recipe, providing a warm smoky flavor that works its way through the contents inside. The stuffed poblano peppers are filled with spanish rice, melted cheese, and zingy shredded buffalo chicken, a comfort food that doubles as both a main course for dinner, and a festive party snack for game day!

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Roasting poblano peppers is extremely easy. Simply lay them on a baking sheet and pop in the oven under high heat. The skin will separate into two layers, a waxy layer that is best to pull off when the poblanos come out of the oven, and a soft sweet fleshy layer with a mild smoky essence.

Once the waxy layer is peeled off, slit the top of the poblanos and scoop out the seeds.

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I used Old El Paso Spanish Rice as the bottom layer in the stuffed poblano peppers because it’s loaded with zesty Mexican flavor and is ultra fluffy. The only ingredients needed for the rice are water and a pat of butter. All the herbs and spices necessary are in the box!

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I topped the rice with a mixture of shredded cooked chicken (which could be leftovers or from a grocery store rotisserie chicken), cayenne pepper sauce to provide that distinct “buffalo chicken” flavor, and shredded monterey jack cheese.

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Then place the stuffed poblano peppers back in the oven just long enough the warm the interior and melt the cheese. The cheese works its way down over the chicken and rice, holding everything together, for one big cozy lovefest.

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Once the Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers come out of the oven, drizzle them with a zippy blue cheese sauce made with blue cheese dressing and Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, then sprinkle them with chopped green onion.

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Viola!

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These Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers are so enticing even your pickiest eater won’t be able to resist. Although both fresh poblano peppers and cayenne pepper sauce are used, these stuffed peppers provide just the right amount of heat for most to enjoy.

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I like to serve them with a salad on the side for an easy mid-week dinner. However, Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers are the talk of the table at any fall party or gathering!

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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Yield: 8 peppers

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:50 minutes

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Zesty Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe – A combination of Mexican flavors and an all-american classic, buffalo wings!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Old El Paso Spanish Rice according to the package instructions. While its simmering, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place 8 poblano peppers on a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the skin is bubbly. Carefully peel the loose waxy skin off as much of the peppers as possible and discard.
  2. Gently cut a long slit in the top of each roasted poblano. Use the tip of the knife to sever the seeds from the top of the pepper then remove the seeds. Scoop an even portion of cooked rice into each pepper, pressing lightly to fill out the bottom of the peppers.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the shredded chicken with the cayenne pepper sauce. Toss to coat, then mix in the shredded cheese. Spoon the chicken mixture evenly into each pepper. Bake for 10 minutes, until bubbly and golden.
  4. While the peppers are baking, whisk the blue cheese dressing with half a packet of Old El Paso taco seasoning. Once the stuffed poblano peppers come out of the oven, drizzle the tops with the zesty blue cheese dressing and sprinkle with chopped green onions. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 peppers, Serving Size: 8

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 516 Calories
  • Total Fat: 22.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Sodium: 1346mg
  • Carbohydrates: 59.6g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 5.7g
  • Protein: 21.3g
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17 comments on “Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

  1. Katye Simmonsposted February 26, 2018 at 6:40 pm Reply

    I had stuffed poblano peppers for dinner last night… A.MAZ.ING!!! I’m so glad to find this recipe!

    Rating: 5
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  3. Tiffanyposted September 29, 2015 at 2:54 pm Reply

    We love EVERYTHING buffalo, and these stuffed peppers look like a great way to use bits of shredded chicken that I’ve been saving in the freezer. Thank you for sharing!!

    Rating: 5
  4. Ericaposted September 17, 2015 at 11:21 am Reply

    I love poblano peppers! These look so yummy. I can not wait to try them.

  5. Sammi @Sunshine Recipesposted September 14, 2015 at 8:41 pm Reply

    I NEVER would have tried poblano peppers until the owner of a mexican restaurant here in KC ordered my dinner for me one time, and he ordered me chile rellenos. Now, I can’t get enough of them! This recipe looks divine.

  6. Deborahposted September 14, 2015 at 8:13 pm Reply

    I love these, and love how easy they are!!

  7. Mariaposted September 14, 2015 at 6:57 pm Reply

    Poblanos are one of my favorite varieties of peppers!

  8. Marla Meridithposted September 14, 2015 at 5:07 pm Reply

    These are such a great party appetizer!!!

  9. Jenny Flakeposted September 14, 2015 at 11:54 am Reply

    What a great party recipe idea!  Love these!!

  10. naomiposted September 14, 2015 at 11:30 am Reply

    Such a great idea! These would be great for game day too!!

  11. cupcakesposted September 14, 2015 at 10:23 am Reply

    that is an amazing dinner meal, Buffalo and Chicken  are both great for health

  12. Gaby Dalkinposted September 14, 2015 at 10:15 am Reply

    poblanos are the best! this is perfect for game day

  13. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted September 14, 2015 at 9:40 am Reply

    Yep, I’m going to need a few of these while I watch Monday Night Football. Love the chicken flavor!

  14. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted September 14, 2015 at 8:23 am Reply

    Yum!!  This looks so tasty!

  15. Aggie | Aggie's Kitchenposted September 14, 2015 at 8:07 am Reply

    Oh I could eat these right up! Poblanos are one of my favorite peppers! Delicious recipe!

  16. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted September 14, 2015 at 7:50 am Reply

    Fall is definitely my most favorite too! Good food and good fashion. Not that fashion matters when you work at home in your Pjs.
    Whatever. These peppers sound BOMB. I want to make them when my hubby watches football so i can pretend to watch…but eat these instead! Pinned!

  17. Toriposted September 14, 2015 at 6:59 am Reply

    Hello my new favorite dinner! This looks amazing!