Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins
Another good stuffed pepper recipe.
- 4 large poblano peppers
- 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
- 4 ounces cream cheese (1/2 a package)
- 1⁄4 of a small onion, finely chopped or 1⁄4 use 1 tbsp. onion powder
- 1⁄4 of a medium green pepper, finely chopped
- chili powder
- chopped garlic or garlic powder
- 1⁄2 cup monterey jack pepper cheese, shredded
- Cut a slit lengthwise down each pepper and carefully scrape out the seeds - keeping the pepper as intact as possible. Some people find that cutting a small slit at the top and bottom will create a flap which makes seeding and stuffing easier. Put oven on broil. Put a layer of aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and spray it lightly with Pam or brush with olive oil to keep peppers from sticking. Roast peppers about 4 minutes on each side until the skin turns black. Remove from oven and allow to cool enough to pick them up.
- In a skillet (medium high heat) with a tiny bit of butter or oil, sweat the onions and peppers. Add chicken and half the chili power and garlic powder. Cook chicken well. Dump contents of skillet into a bowl and add cream cheese, rest of chili powder and a dash or two of hot sauce if you want some kick. Mix well.
- Pick up each pepper carefully laying it flat in your hand (otherwise they have a tendency to tear) and use a knife in a scraping motion to remove as much skin as possible. Stuff peppers with chicken stuffing. Top peppers with sprinkled cheddar or Monterey Jack and bake about 12 minutes at 400 degrees. Four peppers serves four.
I made this today - I used sour cream instead of cream cheese (I didn't have cream cheese). I did add the hot sauce. I also made rice with chicken broth and added it to the cooked chicken mixture and then stuffed the peppers. It made it a full meal. It came out wonderful. I did the chili powder to taste since the recipe did not include how much.
Wonderful recipe! I've never cooked Poblanos before but this was so easy. I made as stated but added sliced mushrooms and omitted the green pepper. The cream cheese gave it a great texture. My only complaint would be that my peppers were still fairly tough. Perhaps I was just to impatient. Next time I will broil them longer. Thanks so much.