Buffalo Chicken B.L.T. Stuffed Tomatoes



Bite sized buffalo chicken B.L.T happiness…

I’ve seen many variants of this recipe on both the Food Network and the internet, and have been wanting to make a spiced up version for a while. While these are super tasty and amazing for entertaining guests, they do take a bit of time to prepare compared to my regular easy recipes. I’m trying to mix things up around here by working in some fancy stuff as well.

You are going to need to find yourself some large cherry tomatoes that are nice and firm. They should be just smaller than the size of a ping pong ball. Beyond that you only need a paring knife to clean out your tomatoes and you are in business. This is a recipe concept, so the ingredients are not precise. If you still have any questions about how to make these you can leave them in the comments below.


What you need:

  • Medium to large cherry tomatoes (just under the size of a ping pong ball).
  • Homemade Paleo mayonaise. Or use store bought if you watch Barefoot Contessa and think that will do.
  • Cooked and diced chicken breast.
  • Frank’s Red Hot sauce.
  • Crisped and diced bacon.
  • Chopped chives.

How you make it:

  1. Remove the stems from your tomatoes and wash them. 
  2. Turn your tomatoes upside down so they sit perfectly flat on your counter or a plate.
  3. Using your paring knife, slice the tops (which are actually the bottoms) off your tomatoes and discard them.
  4. Use your paring knife to cut out the tomato’s stems.
  5. Use your finger to pull out the tomato’s seeds and any remaining stems, being careful not to puncture the tomato.
  6. Place tomatoes open side down on a towel to dry.
  7. In a mixing bowl combine your diced chicken breast, mayo, and Frank’s red hot sauce. You are looking for a ratio of about 3 parts chicken to 1 part mayo to 1/4 part red hot sauce. Seriously, I don’t measure.
  8. Use a tiny spoon or your fingers to fill your tomatoes generously with your buffalo chicken salad mixture.
  9. Top your tomatoes with diced crisped bacon and chopped chives.
  10. Serve chilled and impress the heck out of someone (or many people at once).




  1. Heather Steinle says:

    Think these would be better with small Roma tomatoes… grape toms seem too small. Just a thought…

  2. Becca says:

    Perhaps cocktail tomatoes? 🙂

  3. anthony says:

    I did this with small roma’s I also substituted the chicken with bacon wrapped fillet mignon. FANTASTIC but a bit messy.

  4. Erin W says:

    This looks so awesome, I’ve been trying to find an aweome paleo appy to bring to a pot luck. Plus my garden is spewing tomatoes so this is perfect!

  5. nikki says:

    I hope this qualifies for the contest….This is the first recipe I saw from PaleoPot that caught my attention. I love this dip (it brings out my inner fat kid, as my brother would say)!!

  6. Barbara moreda says:

    These look so good. I have some homegrown ones to try this with!!

  7. Jessica Lamb says:

    I LOVE these! So yummy! perfect for that BLT craving and I love tomatoes! 🙂 THANKS FOR SHARING SUCH AWESOME RECIPES!

  8. Lauren says:

    Agreed on the larger tomato size. I LOVE this because it combines my favorite thing in the world (hot sauce) with another awesome thing (bacon). And it’s a great way for me to use all my leftover chicken!

  9. Lindsay says:

    I really dig this recipe. These little BLT tomato dudes are classy. The perfect item for an appetizer party. I will be making these soon I hope.

  10. Leilani says:

    I always have tomatoes with my buffalo chicken. This is a great way to go

  11. Jessica Altaffer says:

    I made these for my husband and kids, they absolutely loved them! I wasn’t able to have any at the time, but it was a good thing because there were not any left! Thanks guys…haha.

  12. Katy says:

    Just called Franks Red Hot Sauce manufacture. It doesn’t seem its paleo, in the natural seasonings although they can not confirm or deny this product has corn. When I asked the person wouldn’t say exactly what the natural ingredients are but did say corn was most likely used in making the vinegar.

  13. Matt says:

    It look so delicious!

  14. Michael says:

    I will cook this for my wife tonight..how long does it take approx to prepare?

    1. Jason says:

      That Sir, depends entirely upon your skills. It only takes a few minutes to prep the chicken salad, the time consuming part is hollowing out the tomatoes and letting them dry out on a towel, and then of course crisping your bacon. I’d give yourself a half hour window to be safe to get them done for her. After that, you will be set and she will be impressed 🙂

  15. Jen says:

    This was so good!! Very easy. Helped me get through my 1st week of strict paleo. Yum.

    I also used larger tomatoes. I planned to eat immediately so I did not go through the step of draining upside down, I just hallowed and immediately filled.

    1. Jason says:

      Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it!

  16. samN says:

    I love the idea of this recipe. i’m just a little bit concerned that it may be like eating a mouth full of mayo. I suppose I could always increase the amount of chick / bacon i’m adding into the mixture…..

    Anyhow, ive never tried mixing crazy hot sauce with mayo. I Imagine they will go quite well. I have a bottle of hot sauce from antigua that Im too scared to touch but i think this recipe will be perfect for it.

    1. Jason says:

      I’d suggest using less mayo than the recipe calls for to start. You can always add more after tasting!

  17. Valerie says:

    Do you think this would be good without Franks and using mashed avocado instead of mayo?? I think this little delight would be PERFECT to bring with me to my 12 hour clinicals at the hospital for school!!!

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