Cajun Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers - Recipe

Earthy poblano peppers stuffed with a mixture of chicken thighs, a combination of cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, and plenty of Cajun seasonings. Get the recipe here.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 369 kcal


  • 2 large poblano peppers
  • 2 boneless chicken thighs chicken breast is great, too
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasonings
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro + more for topping
  • 1 tablespoon or more of your favorite hot sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice the poblano peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides. Set onto a large baking dish.
  3. Add the chicken to a mixing bowl and coat with olive oil. Toss with Cajun seasonings.
  4. Heat a pan to medium heat and cook the chicken a few minutes per side, until cooked through. Cool and chop. Into a mixing bowl they go.
  5. Add cheeses, cilantro and hot sauce, and if desired, a bit more Cajun blend. Mix well.
  6. Scoop the mixture into the peppers and bake 15-20 minutes, or until the cheeses are nice and melted.
  7. Top with fresh cilantro and serve with extra hot sauce!

Recipe Notes

Serves 2-4.

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 32.8%
Vitamin C 60.9%
Calcium 43%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.