Baked Chicken Chiles Rellenos


Expect lots of compliments when you serve these chicken rolls; each has cheese and chile peppers nestled inside. Serve this low-fat main dish with a generous spoonful of heated salsa.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon cornmeal

  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 4 ounce can whole green chile peppers, rinsed, seeded, and cut in half lengthwise (6 pieces total)

  • 2 ounce Monterey Jack cheese, cut into six 2x1/2-inch sticks

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro or fresh parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

  • 1 8 ounce jar green or red salsa

  • Snipped fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Place a chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound meat lightly into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick Remove plastic wrap.

  2. In a shallow dish combine the flour, cornmeal, and ground red pepper. Place egg in another shallow dish; add water and beat lightly to combine.

  3. For each roll, place a chile pepper half on a chicken piece near an edge. Place a cheese stick on the chile pepper near an edge. Sprinkle with some of the cilantro or parsley and black pepper. Fold in sides; roll up, starting from edge with cheese. Secure with wooden toothpicks.

  4. Dip rolls in egg mixture; coat with cornmeal mixture. Place rolls, seam sides down, in a shallow baking pan. Drizzle with butter.

  5. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F). Remove toothpicks. Meanwhile, heat salsa; serve over chicken. If desired, garnish with additional cilantro. Makes: 6 servings

    Homemade Chicken Chiles Rellenos

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
10g Fat
10g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 381mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 338mg 7%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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