This chicken stuffed poblano peppers recipe is perfect for Mexican food lovers who don’t like spicy food. It is stuffed with seasoned chicken, cheese, and salsa.
What is a Poblano Pepper?
The poblano is a mild pepper, that is green and large, about the size of a bell pepper. They are frequently roasted and used in chile rellenos.
What You Need for Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe
6 poblano peppers
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
4 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
1/2 cups pico de gallo (prepared) (may substitute salsa)
1/2 cups sour cream + additional for garnish
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro + 1 T for garnish
1 tablespoon green onion diced + 1/2 T for garnish
1-2 lime wedges of squeezed juice
How to Make Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Wash the poblano peppers and place them on a baking sheet. Broil about 4-5 minutes on each side. You want to see the skin blacken and start to bubble.
While the peppers are broiling, mix the chicken, sour cream, pico de gallo, lime juice, green onion and cilantro in mixing bowl.
Remove the peppers from the oven, cover with a towel and let cool for about 10-15 minutes.
Once the peppers are cool, peel off the skin and cut a slit on the top of the pepper under the stem and down the length of the pepper, removing the inside and seeds.
Stuff each pepper with about 3/4 cup of the cheese and chicken mixture, then sprinkle remaining cheese on top of each pepper.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Serve with garnish of fresh cilantro, green onions and sour cream on top.
Serve it up with a side of chunky guacamole and tortilla chips! And don’t forget to pour yourself another margarita. 😉