I love this recipe because it helped me use up a bunch of leftover ingredients I had around from other recipe testing. I didn’t even need to go to the store! It was very straightforward and easy to put these chicken stuffed poblanos together. They were even quick enough for a busy weeknight! Best of all, they were really huge on flavor and low carb. My kind of dinner!
After the chicken stuffed poblanos were done in the oven, I just served them immediately! Those poblanos had a huge kick that I loved, but the cream cheese and shredded cheese kept it from being overpowering. They were so easy to make, and were pure spicy goodness to boot! Hope you all love them too. xoxo
Chicken Stuffed Poblanos
Course: Main Course
- 8 whole poblano peppers
- tomato infused olive oil for roasting and sauteeing
- hickory smoked sea salt as needed for seasoning
- 4 oz cremini mushrooms thinly sliced
- 1 bunch scallions thinly sliced, white and light green parts
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 3/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken diced small
- 1/2 teaspoon red adobo seasoning
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/4 cup vegetable cream cheese
- shredded mexican cheese blend as needed for topping
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet tray with aluminum foil. Prep the peppers by cutting off just one side, then the top on each of them. Scoop out all of the seeds so that you have 8 hollowed out little boats. Get the peppers onto the tray, then drizzle them with the tomato olive oil and sprinkle them all with salt. Get them into the oven to roast for 10 minutes.
- While the peppers roast, prepare the chicken filling. Heat up more tomato olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Get the mushrooms into the pan to get soft first since they take the longest to cook for about 2 minutes. Then add the scallions, cilantro and garlic and let them get fragrant for a minute.
- Get the diced chicken into the pan next and let it cook through for 5 minutes. While it cooks season the mixture with additional hickory smoked sea salt, the red adobo seasoning and crushed red pepper. Then add the chicken stock, tomato paste and cream cheese and give the mixture a big stir. Let the chicken filling simmer for 10 minutes.
- The poblanos will be done roasting by this point, take them out so that they can cool enough to handle. When the chicken mixture is done simmering, stuff the poblanos with it to the brim. Then top each of the stuffed peppers off with a big handful of the shredded cheese. Get them back into the oven for 20 minutes to let the cheese melt and for everything to get bubbly.
- Once they're done, just take them out and serve the chicken stuffed poblanos immediately. Enjoy the spicy goodness!
2 thoughts on “Chicken Stuffed Poblanos”
This is the perfect recipe! Sounds insanely good!
Thanks so much, Pat!! I love the heat it has, and the fact that it has no carbs :-).
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