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Pollo Relleno

These chicken rolls each have cheese-stuffed chili pepper inside. They are a fanciful chicken recipe to serve when entertaining.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Bake: 25 mins to 30 mins 375°F
  • Start to Finish: 45 mins

Pollo Relleno

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound lightly into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap.
  2. In a bowl combine cornmeal and taco seasoning mix. Place egg in another bowl; beat lightly.
  3. For each roll, place a chili pepper half on a chicken piece. Place a cheese stick atop chili pepper near an edge. Sprinkle with some of the cilantro or parsley, black pepper, and red pepper. Fold in sides; roll up jelly-roll style, starting from edge with cheese .
  4. Dip rolls into egg and coat with cornmeal mixture. Place rolls, seam sides down, in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Heat taco sauce. If desired, sprinkle chicken with shredded cheese. Serve with taco sauce or salsa. If desired, garnish with cilantro sprigs. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Pollo Relleno)

    Per serving:
  • 235 kcal cal.,
  • 10 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 103 mg chol.,
  • 769 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 28 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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