KCEN-TV’s Texas TV Fitness Correspondent Susan Cornette is joining us on News 8 Daybreak Saturday morning to share one of her favorite recipes that also meets the Whole30 nutrition plan criteria she advocates to most of her clients as a trainer! She’s making healthy and delicious chicken-stuffed peppers with a kick.

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Buffalo Ranch Stuffed Peppers & Guacamole – Serves 4

Recipe courtesy of Primally Inspired


Stuffed Peppers

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon each: dried parsley, dried dill, dried chives, garlic powder, onion powder
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • extra butter, ghee, or other fat of choice for greasing and baking
  • 4 peppers (I like using yellow or orange, but use what you like!), tops cut off and seeds cleaned out
  • ½ cup hot sauce* (I use Frank's Red Hot)
  • ¼ cup butter* or ghee

*This is the perfect ratio of butter to hot sauce for our tastes. If you like it really spicy, add more hot sauce and use less butter. Want it mild? Use less hot sauce and more butter.


  • 2 avocados
  • ½ - 1 jalapeno, seeded, and minced
  • ¼ of a medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons of cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • sea salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix your dried spices together.
  3. Place your chicken breast and sliced onions in a single layer on a greased or parchment paper lined baking pan. Sprinkle the entire pan with dried spices. Salt and pepper, to taste. Place a small pat of butter or other fat of choice over each chicken breast.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. While chicken is cooking, melt ¼ cup butter in a pot over medium low heat. Once melted add in hot sauce and stir. Set aside.
  6. If you are making guacamole, make it now. Mash all guacamole ingredients together until desired consistency.
  7. Once chicken is cooked, run a knife through the chicken and onions until chicken is in small, bite-size pieces.
  8. Combine chicken with the hot sauce mixture. Spoon chicken mixture evenly in all four peppers.
  9. Place stuffed peppers in a baking pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until peppers are softened to your liking.
  10. Serve with Guacamole. Enjoy!