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top down view of the air fryer stuffed peppers inside the air fryer basket

Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

A flavorful main dish that is so easy to make!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 202kcal


  • 6 bell peppers that are similar in size; hollowed out and seeds removed
  • 1 cup (101g) chopped celery
  • 1 cup (150g) chopped bell peppers
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup (60g) buffalo hot sauce or more, to taste
  • 2 cups (280g) shredded chicken cooked
  • 1 cup (83g) grated cheese


  • Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F or 180 degrees C. 
  • Prep the bell peppers by hollowing them out and removing the seeds.
  • In a bowl, combine chopped peppers, celery, minced garlic, hot sauce and shredded chicken.
  • Stuff each of the peppers with the buffalo chicken mixture.
  • Place the stuffed peppers in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer basket, top peppers with grated cheese, and cook for a couple more minutes until cheese has melted.


  • Choose peppers with a flattish bottom so that they stand up during air frying. If you find your peppers are not standing nice, you can make foil nests for them.
  • Choose similar sized peppers so they cook at the same rate.
  • Don't overcrowd the Air Fryer in order for your food to cook evenly. Make sure to leave space between each pepper, and cook them in batches if needed.
  • Depending on the size of the peppers, you may have some filling leftover for which you can just stuff another pepper.
  • Buy chicken in bulk and/or on sale and freeze until needed.
  • Reduce the amount of chicken and bulk out the filling with beans, cooked rice, or more veggies.
  • Easily double this recipe and then freeze the extra peppers to make an easy weeknight meal later.
  • Storage - keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for 4 days.
  • There are 5 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4787IU | Vitamin C: 184mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1mg