- August 12, 2006 at 7:13 pm #237176LissKeymaster
8 medium poblano chiles (1 1/4 lb)
1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast meat (1/2 lb)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 plum tomatoes, finely diced
2 1/2 oz Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 1/4-inch dice
Roast chiles: Lay 4 chiles on their sides on racks of
gas burners and turn flames on high. (Or broil all 8
chiles on rack of a broiler pan about 2 inches from
heat.) Roast chiles, turning with tongs, until skins
are blistered but not blackened, 4 to 6 minutes (do
not overroast because chiles may fall apart). Transfer
immediately to a large plastic bag, then close to
allow chiles to steam.
Roast remaining chiles in same
Make filling: Cook onion in oil in a medium nonstick
skillet over moderately low heat, stirring, until
onion begins to turn golden, about 4 minutes. Add
chicken; sprinle chili powder, salt and pepper over.
Cook about 4 minutes, stirring. Add tomatoes and cook,
stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes.
heat. Cool completely, then stir in cheese.
Stuff and bake chiles: Preheat oven to 350?F.
Rub skins off chiles. Cut a slit lengthwise in each
chile and carefully remove seeds (leave stem
Stuff filling into chiles through slits, keeping
chiles intact. Place chiles in a 13- by 9-inch baking
dish and cover tightly with foil.
Bake chiles in middle of oven until cheese is melted,
about 30 minutes.
Serves 4 (2 chiles each)
(Chiles can be stuffed 1 day ahead and chilled,
You can do a lot of variation with this … you can
spice it up by using red pepper instead of black, and
using pepperjack cheese. You can use 1/2 lb sausage
instead of chicken (cut back on salt then) or even 1/2
lb ground meat (double the chili powder).
You can use
cheddar or cojack cheese. You can use taco seasoning
instead of chili powder (eliminate salt then). You
can use 3/4 c taco sauce or salsa instead of tomatoes,
or half a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles.
Throw in a little sour cream with the filling.
free to adjust it based on what you have or like!
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