Green Chile Chicken Stuffed Poblanos

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these delicious chicken and green chili stuffed poblanos!  Where’s my margarita?

Green Chili Chicken Stuffed Poblanos | suburbancluster.com

It’s been kind of a crappy week around here to be honest.  For starters we now have a huge water leak in the house, which is always great.  Mr. Cluster jumped in the shower while I was making dinner the other night and I kept hearing a dripping noise.  I could not figure out where it was coming from.  Well I opened the supply closet basically to a huge waterfall pouring through the ceiling just under our master shower.  Awesome.

Luckily we’re already planning to tear out that bathroom and the little closet. But of course work isn’t scheduled to start for several more weeks.  So we’re down a shower, got to clean up a huge wet mess and the leak pretty much ruined everything in the closet.  Who knows what kind of damage we’ll find when we start pulling out the ceiling and shower.  Should be fun.

Yesterday I got a call from my kid’s teacher while his class was on a field trip.  Apparently he gets raging motion sickness riding the school bus for extended periods (this isn’t an issue any other time) and was tossing his cookies on the nature hike.  So I got to trek out there and do the walk of shame to pick up my puker.  I definitely got a few pity eyes from moms who were actually there chaperoning.  You know the looks that say “sorry your kid is sick but thank God that’s not me”.  He was completely fine by the time we got home too, so it was totally worth the trip.

In addition to the water inside it has literally rained non-stop for days.  I don’t usually mind a rainy day, but it’s to the point of just being depressing.  It’s not doing much to improve my mood.   But since I can’t control the weather I’m going to make these Green Chili Chicken Stuffed Poblanos instead.  And then maybe have a margarita (or 3).

Green Chili Chicken Stuffed Poblanos | suburbancluster.com

Poblanos aren’t a hot pepper so you might like these even if you don’t like spicy.  The filling is mostly chicken, cheese, and green chilies (also not really spicy).  I use Trader Joe’s Lite Mozzarella and reduced-fat sour cream in this recipe to keep the points reasonable but you could use whatever you like.   I leave out any rice or bread crumbs to keep the carbs down as well.

Green Chili Chicken Stuffed Poblanos | suburbancluster.com

These can be stuffed in advance, just cover the casserole dish and put in the refrigerator until ready to bake.  Pop them into the oven until the cheese is brown and bubbly and dinner is done.

Green Chili Chicken Stuffed Poblanos | suburbancluster.com

If you’ve had a crap week too maybe these stuffed poblanos will cheer us up today for Cinco de Mayo.  Serve them with some fresh avocado and sour cream, that combo makes everything better!  And I fully intend to turn the weekend around and look forward to all the good things we have planned.

Green Chili Chicken Stuffed Poblanos | suburbancluster.com

Green Chile Chicken Stuffed Poblanos

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 stuffed peppers

Serving Size: 1 pepper

Calories per serving: 330

Green Chile Chicken Stuffed Poblanos

Ingredients

  • 4 large poblano chilies
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream, reduced fat
  • 4 oz chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese + 1/4 cup for topping (I used Trader Joe's Lite mozzarella)
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Wash, seed and place the peppers in the prepared dish.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  4. Sautee the diced onion and chicken until cooked through and the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Set aside to cool slightly.
  6. In a large bowl combine the sour cream, green chilies, spices, 3/4 cup cheese and egg. Add the cooked chicken and stir well to combine.
  7. Stuff the peppers with the filling and top with remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through and the cheese has browned.

Notes

WEIGHT WATCHERS SMART POINTS: 8 SP (per the WW points calculator)

NET CARBS: 7 net carbs (per the MFP website)

The nutritional information shown above was calculated using the My Fitness Pal and WW websites and the ingredients I used. Values may vary depending on ingredient choices or substitutions.

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