Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers: This easy recipe combines zesty Mexican flavors and an all-American classic. Buffalo wings and poblano peppers!

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Fall Cooking

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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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Today’s Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe is a family favorite that encapsulates 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, comfort food that doubles as both the main course for dinner and a festive party snack for game day!

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Roasted Poblano Peppers

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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Spanish Rice

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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Chicken Stuffed Peppers

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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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

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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Old El Paso Taco Seasoning

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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Stuffed Peppers

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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Perfect for Parties

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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What Do You Eat with Stuffed Peppers?

If you are serving your stuffed peppers as a main dish try pairing it with something light such as a salad.

What is most important is to not have the flavors clash. So anything you would serve with buffalo wings or poblano peppers would be fine.

Or, serving with some chips will help you scoop up any of the fillings that fall out or is left over.

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See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers. Enjoy!

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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers
5 from 18 votes

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers: This easy recipe combines zesty Mexican flavors and an all-American classic. Buffalo wings and poblano peppers!

Servings: 8 peppers
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving (1 pepper)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 908mg 38%
Potassium 292mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 21.4%
Vitamin C 120%
Calcium 17.7%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. Prepare the Old El Paso Spanish Rice according to the package instructions. While it's 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.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. All Mexican food loving opinions are my own.

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22 comments on “Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

  1. Toniposted May 1, 2019 at 8:17 am Reply

    This was a huge hit! Everyone at my house loved it!

  2. Krystleposted April 30, 2019 at 11:53 pm Reply

    Such a great twist on stuffed peppers! Our family devoured them.

  3. Becky Hardinposted April 30, 2019 at 11:03 pm Reply

    These are so incredibly delicious! 

  4. Tanya Schroederposted April 30, 2019 at 5:48 pm Reply

    This was so delicious, the sauce was amazing!

  5. Lizposted April 30, 2019 at 11:25 am Reply

    This fusion food is absolutely delicious!!! Making again for Cinco de Mayo!

  6. 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!

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  8. 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!!

  9. Ericaposted September 17, 2015 at 11:21 am Reply

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

  10. 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.

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

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

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

    Poblanos are one of my favorite varieties of peppers!

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

    These are such a great party appetizer!!!

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

    What a great party recipe idea!  Love these!!

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

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

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

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

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

    poblanos are the best! this is perfect for game day

  18. 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!

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

    Yum!!  This looks so tasty!

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

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

    Hello my new favorite dinner! This looks amazing!