Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Chicken Stuffed Peppers
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If you’ve been looking for an alternative to traditional stuffed peppers, these keto chicken stuffed peppers bring a low carb and cheesy twist to this recipe. Using shredded or canned chicken makes this a very easy recipe to throw together last minute. It is filling and totally keto-friendly!

The recipe card at the bottom of the post has the full list of ingredients and instructions for your convenience. Before you scroll there, there is important information in the post!

Sometimes I find full stuffed peppers to be a bit cumbersome to eat (and stuff). Instead of using a whole bell pepper per serving, this recipe slices the bell pepper in half, lengthwise. Each half is stuffed with a chicken mixture, baked, then topped with cheese (and baked again for a few minutes). Super easy to make this capsicum chicken recipe in 30 minutes!

Is this chicken stuffed peppers recipe low carb?

Yes! This recipe for chicken stuffed bell peppers is definitely low carb and keto-friendly! Traditional stuffed pepper recipes are made with a rice mixture, but this one just uses mushrooms and chicken. It is still satisfying!!

It is important to consume vegetables on a low carb diet and bell peppers, when used in moderation, are totally safe (they’re also a great source of Vitamin C)! Mushrooms are very low carb as well!

Some recipes call for a LOT of dairy, but this one uses a relatively small amount when you separate it by 6 servings.

Ingredients for chicken stuffed bell peppers - Chicken, garlic, cottage cheese, salt, mushrooms, dried parsley

Ingredients for this Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

The ingredients for making these low carb chicken stuffed bell peppers are pretty simple. They’re healthy and low carb too!

  • Bell Peppers – Sliced in half lengthwise then cleaned out.
  • Shredded chicken – you could use rotisserie chicken, canned chicken, or simply cook some chicken and shred it.
  • Mushrooms – finely minced. These will mix into the chicken mixture.
  • Cottage Cheese – This helps as a binder. If you don’t have cottage cheese you could use softened cream cheese or ricotta.
  • Dried parsley – I love Litehouse brand!
  • Garlic – Minced
  • Shredded Cheese – You can use any type, I used Mozzarella
  • Salt – To taste – I used 1/4 -1/2 tsp but everyone varies on how much they like and don’t like salt.

Tips for making Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Low carb chicken stuffed bell peppers with mushrooms

When making this chicken stuffed pepper recipe, it’s pretty hard to mess it up. However, here are some tips to make the process easy!

When buying bell peppers (you can use any color, the red and orange will be sweeter) try to find ones that have four nodules on the bottom. These will lay flat more easily and provide similar sizes of the final product.

If you buy bell peppers in a bag, they’re often a bit smaller than buying them individually. The pictures in this recipe were of these smaller bell peppers.

Bell peppers for stuffed bell peppers. Cut the bell peppers in half, lengthwise then clean the seeds and fibers out.

Slice the bell pepper in half lengthwise then take a smaller knife (like a paring knife) to cut out the stem and then pull out the membranes and seeds which you’ll discard.

Chicken stuffed bell peppers ready to go in the oven

Chicken – the chicken you choose for this recipe can come from a variety of sources. I mentioned these above but you really just need shredded chicken. I used drained canned chicken but you can use shredded rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken.

Can this recipe be made ahead of time?

Yes! These chicken stuffed bell peppers are great made ahead of time. You can make a batch and freeze them for up to 2 months! Make sure you use air-tight packaging or freezer ziplock bags.

More low carb recipes using bell peppers

Red Roasted Chicken

Meat Crust Quiche

Easy Ratatouille Recipe For One

Baked Avocado Recipe

Keto Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

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Chicken Stuffed Peppers

This chicken stuffed peppers recipe is an easy low carb meal using shredded chicken and bell peppers. Ready in 30 minutes, this keto recipe is great when you're short on time. It can also be great for meal prep!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Bell Peppers, Cauliflower mac and cheese, Chicken, Cottage Cheese, Gluten-free, Keto, Low Carb, Nut-free, Stuffed Peppers, THM-S
Servings: 6
Calories: 116kcal


  • 3 Bell peppers Medium size
  • 1 cup Mushrooms Finely chopped
  • 2 cups Shredded Chicken
  • ½ cup Cottage Cheese
  • 1 tsp Dried parsley
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp salt (more to taste)
  • ½ cup Shredded Cheese I used mozzarella


  • Preheat the oven to 375° (190°C).
  • Slice bell peppers length-wise and clean out the seeds and fibers. Place in an oven-safe dish face-up.
  • In a bowl, combine shredded chicken, mushrooms, cottage cheese, parsley, salt, and garlic. Combine thoroughly then spoon it into each bell pepper half.
  • Bake at 375° (190°C) for 20 minutes. Pull the pan out and top each stuffed pepper with shredded cheese. Place back in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is nice and bubbly.


Note: My bell peppers were medium-sized. If your bell peppers are extra-large, the filling may not fill each half totally.
You’re welcome to use more cheese if you’d like! The nutrition facts reflect the amount of cheese in the recipe. 
Also, if you’re feeding hungry teenage boys, you’ll want to double the recipe!

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2 thoughts on “Chicken Stuffed Peppers”

    • Hey Cathy, I’ve fixed the recipe! It goes in with the chicken. If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, you could use another low carb veggie :). If I were choosing a different vegetable, I would probably go with broccoli, possibly zucchini but then the filling might have a little extra water once baked.

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