allergy friendly appetizer recipe,

Allergy Friendly Mini Pepper Bites

October 18, 2020 S Malik 12 Comments

allergy friendly mini pepper bites with dipping sauce

Dairy, Gluten And Egg Free Mini Pepper Bites are delicious and allergy friendly appetizer with chicken and vegan cheese. They take a little bit of time to make but are worth the effort.

Allergen Free

  • 🥛 Dairy Free: this recipe uses vegan cheese in the filling
  • 🌾 Gluten Free: the flour and the bread crumbs used are gluten free.
  • 🥚 Egg Free: to coat the peppers with the crumbs first you need to dip them in some sort of liquid usually egg but here I use dairy free milk

Which kind of cheese to use

I used dairy free mozzarella cheese slices but I think shredded cheese would be much easier to mix and fill in with. You can also use any other flavor you like for example cheddar.

How to coat the peppers

To get the crumbs to stick to the peppers you need to coat them twice. First you dip them in milk then breadcrumbs then milk again them the crumbs. This is an important step to cover the pepper entirely and to prevent the coating from falling off while frying.

How to serve the allergy friendly mini pepper bites

Serve with your favorite dip as an appetizer or snack. The Homemade BBQ sauce I posted earlier on the blog, can be a good dipping sauce.

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  • 1 hr 40 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Medium


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Adjust Servings:
20 different colored mini peppers
2 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
dairy free mozzerella cheese slices/shreds, as required
1/2 lb chicken
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon soy sauce (see cook's notes)
1 tablespoon hot sauce/peri peri sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1 cup gluten free bread crumbs
dairy free milk, as required
oil, for frying

Nutritional information

Sat. Fat


30 mins
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Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Boil the chicken with all the spices under filling for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Cool it down, then shred.
15 mins
  • slit the mini pepper
  • peppers soaked in water and lemon juice
While the chicken is boiling, wash the peppers, then slit the peppers in half and scrape the seeds. Then dip it in 2 cups water mixed with lemon juice for 15 minutes, then drain.
10 mins
  • dairy free cheese and chicken stuffed into pepper
  • stuffed mini peppers
Take a pepper fill with the shredded chicken and a slice of cheese, cut the cheese to fit the size of the pepper. Repeat with all the peppers.
10 mins
  • mini pepper dredging gluten free flour
  • stuffed mini pepper dipped in dairy free milk
  • peppers coating with gluten free bread crumbs
Now dip the pepper in dairy free milk then dredge in gluten free all purpose flour, then dip again in the milk then dredge in gluten free bread crumbs. Repeat this step twice for each pepper to ensure the coating sticks.
30 mins
  • fried mini pepper bites
  • allergy friendly stuffed mini pepper bites
Once all the peppers are coated with bread crumbs, put them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Then fry until golden, serve hot.
20 sec
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Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Cook Notes

  • Use jalapenos instead of mini peppers for spicy bites
  • For a vegan version just use the dairy free cheese as filling
  • Soy Substitution: simply leave it out

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  1. As someone who is dairy/gluten free this suits my dietary requirements to a tee. Thank you!!

  2. I love cheese stuffed peppers, and these look pretty easy to make. I can't wait to try.

  3. I love peppers and this is such a fun and delicious pepper recipe. Love it!

  4. This is a really nice recipe with peppers. I love it that it is allergen free. Also the use of shredded chicken in the filling.

  5. Stuffed peppers are always a great idea. I love how these are allergen free which makes them so great for many diets!

  6. These are so crunchy and delicious! We loved the filling. Thanks for the helpful step by step images.