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Shannon's Lower Fat Chile Relleno

Rated as 3.58 out of 5 Stars

"A twist on the Mexican original. This dish freezes well to be thawed and baked later! Serve over Spanish rice with tortillas and salsa on the side, if desired."
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Ingredients

servings 287 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Pound chicken breasts with a mallet until flat. Cut green chile peppers in half and remove seeds. Place one chile pepper on each chicken breast. Insert a slice of cheese inside each chile pepper. Roll up breasts and secure with toothpicks.
  3. Dunk each chicken roll in a bowl filled with egg white and water, then roll in cornmeal. Place coated chicken on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until tops are lightly browned and cheese is oozing out of the sides. Remove toothpicks and serve.
  4. To Freeze Ahead: Place each chicken breast roll in a separate resealable plastic bag and put in freezer. To prepare for serving, remove from the freezer and thaw. Preheat oven. Place thawed chicken on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven as before.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 287 calories; 8.1 g fat; 17 g carbohydrates; 37.3 g protein; 88 mg cholesterol; 339 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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very tasty.

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This recipe is good. After interpreting the ingredients, (they are vague and don't match the directions) this recipe is an excellent idea. I cut the pounded chicken breasts in half, and used p...

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This recipe is good. After interpreting the ingredients, (they are vague and don't match the directions) this recipe is an excellent idea. I cut the pounded chicken breasts in half, and used p...

Next time I make this I will top with some sort of creamy red Mexican sauce. (I'm thinking Red Enchilada Sauce by Sara on this website) The cornmeal really dries out the chicken, but is tasty, ...

very tasty.

I followed the recipe to a t. The cheese oozed out, and therefore was NOT in the chicken, and the chicken was very dry. Not one of my favorites, sorry..

Used shredded cheese and crushed up dorritos instead of cornmeal. Turned out pretty good, a great way to jaz up chicken breasts

Very good. Had a lot of flavor. I made one change to this recipe....I am not a big fan of cornmeal so I used flour instead. Came out great:)

I couldn't find chile peppers so substituted with another spicy pepper my store had, and pepper jack cheese. Couldn't get the chicken as closed as I would have liked, so most of the cheese ende...

I found these rather bland. I love chile relleno, but the main flavour that I found coming through with this dish was just plain chicken.

This was a great recipe to start with. I made a few changes and will definitely make it again! I used poblano peppers and stuffed them with tomatoes with chilies, onions, garlic fresh basil, ore...