Stuffed cheese poblano peppers have been one of my favorite meals ever. I am always excited to order them in my favorite Mexican restaurants. But most of all, I do make different recipes with stuffed peppers at home.
Do You Eat Poblano Peppers Raw?
Well, you can. But these chili peppers are best at their taste and aroma when they are grilled or baked in the oven.
Usually, it is a very popular recipe in Mexico called “Chiles Rellenos,” when you get an amazingly piping hot dish with aromatic poblanos stuffed with cheddar cheese.
This recipe belongs to the super quick dinner ideas for the entire family.
The Reasons to Include Poblano Peppers into Your Regular Diet
What you may not know about is that this scrumptious chili pepper bursts with abundance of Vitamin A or Beta-carotene. Our eyes need this vitamin to see well and be free from the night blindness which affects millions in this country.
Another abundant vitamin found in the poblano pepper is Vitamin B6. Being deficient of Vitamin B6 may make you feel depressed, have cracked lips and scaly skin. These are a few more reasons why we need to include a wide variety of whole foods into our modern lifestyle.
Are Poblano Peppers Hot?
These green chili peppers are very mild. That is why I put them on the list for my easy weeknight dinners for family. The kids love the filling that goes well with the grilled side of the pepper.
Check out a more savory and hotter pepper dinner idea – Shishito Pepers!
Keep in mind, though, that sometimes depending on the area and vegetation, poblanos may have more “zing” to them. But from my personal experience, I had maybe once in my life a poblano pepper that tasted a bit more than mild hot.
A Valuable TIP On How To Clean Poblano Peppers
I learned it from my personal experience. Though poblano peppers are not spicy, the seeds may leave a mild burning sensation on your skin. But you can easily avoid this inconvenience. Here’s a tip on how to clean your poblano peppers for dinner.
When getting rid of the seeds inside poblano pepper, DO WEAR FOOD GLOVES!
If you want to brave the seeds without any protection to the skin, then you may very well get a light burn that lasts for several hours. My skin is sensitive, and when I want to do things fast without any distraction, I end up with a mild burn in my skin from the poblano seeds. Protect your skin!
Your dinner making experience of Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Poblano Peppers should be a pleasant one, from A to Z.
Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Easy dinner recipe that has protein and fiber in one. Add the powerful antioxidants, and you'll get a nutritious delicacy indeed.
- 6 poblano peppers seeded
- 6 oz cream cheese softened
- 4 cloves garlic diced
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1/2 cup corn fresh or canned
- 1/2 cup black beans cooked or canned
- 1/2 cup fresh tomatoes diced
- 2 cup chicken cooked: shredded or sliced in small pieces. PS: you can use chicken sausage if there's no other chicken meat on hand
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Chopped cilantro or basil for garnish
Preheat oven to 400F
Wash, dry and seed the Poblano peppers. Cut a triangle inside a pepper and take the seeds out. TIP: Use thin food gloves when you seed the peppers! You will thank me for this tip! The seeds can burn the skin on your hands, and this burn can last for a day if your skin that sensitive. But Poblano peppers taste great and barely have any burn.
Saute onions, garlic and chicken for a few minutes.
In a bowl, combine all ingredients except peppers. Mix well to combine.
Stuff each Poblano pepper with the filling. You may have leftovers of the filling. Store it in the fridge or cook it with the peppers in the oven inside a ceramic bowl.
Place the stuffed peppers into the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh herbs, salsa, sour cream or your favorite sauce.
Super Quick Dinner Ideas
Keep in mind that you can make this stuffed poblano peppers recipe as unique as your taste buds. Use sausage, cream cheese, vegetables to fill the bellies of this delicious chili pepper. Bon Appetit!