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Baked Chicken Chili Relleno Recipe — 45 Comments

  1. This is a keeper. Of course I didn’t have any gluten free cornmeal and was determined not to go to the store. I used a frozen cornbread muffin that I crumbed instead. Excellent recipe. tfs

  2. My hubby loved this when I made it! I did make the mistake of getting extra hot Mexican hot sauce…but I’m trying it again with regular. I also used a fresh pablano pepper last time and it was too stiff and crunchy so this time I roasted the pablano. It’s in the oven now and I can’t wait! This is a keeper!

  3. This was delicious! I made so many, after I rolled them in egg and the cornmeal concotion, I toothpicked them, wrapped them individually and put them in the freezer. GOOD STUFF!

  4. I made these tonight and they were awesome!
    Couple mods: fresh pablano – microwaved to soften (I was in a hurry; roasting would be ideal), pepper jack cheese (no need for the separate spices), and enchilada sauce instead of the taco sauce.
    This will become a regular in our house!

  5. I found this via Pinterest. It was delicious! I didn’t have the patience to flatten my chicken, and subbed regular flour for cornmeal. But it was sooo good! My dh called it “High dollar Mexican food”. Thanks so much!

  6. I just wanted to tell you that I bought ingredients for this & then life happened. So I modified this for week night one-skillet cooking & it was SOOO good! I used boneless, skinless thighs, diced & rolled in taco seasoning, chopped the chilis, added a bag of frozen bell peppers & onions, cooked it up, sprinkled grated pepper jack & cilantro on top & served it with a mexican rice mix. My hubby & I rarely love the same thing (usually one of us loves something & the other is so-so) but we both loved this. It will be made again, soon!! THANK YOU!!

  7. I found this on Pinterest and made it last night. My husband said the recipe was a keeper and wanted the dinner in the monthly rotation. It was super easy too! Thanks for sharing.

  8. My hubby made this at my request. He called me at work because we didn’t have the right ingredients. He subed crushed Tortilla chips for the corn meal and used extra cheese because the peppers were unusable. OMG they were to die for. Must make again!

  9. Hello, I love this dish. Made it last week and highly suggest this to others. I do have a question, what kind of beans are pictured? Black beans out of a can? Or is their a recipe? I served the chicken chili relleno with spanish rice and refried black beans – which is fine, but canned refried beans are simply not the same as Mexican restaurants. Would love to know. Thanks!

  10. I am lucky enough to live in Colorado where we have fresh chile grown on our farms. I used 1 large “Pueblo Hot Chile” per chicken breast and this recipe is just the best! Another great way to use some of my frozen roasted Pueblo Chile’s. Thank you!!

      • Most of the farms ship these Chile’s by the bushel ..I ship my sister in Florida a bushel every year! Check out Mauro Farms in Pueblo,Colorado. We have a Chile Festival every year and the farms roast them there and then we all run home with our bushels and freeze them!!

  11. Recipe sounds great! I like the suggestion of coating w crushed tortilla chips too! Can’t wait to try this!

  12. I’ve had this recipe pinned for some time and I’m now ready to try it. I’m a Atkins lifestyle guy so i’ll have to substitute the cornmeal with crushed up pork rinds. Thanks ahead of time, I know it’ll be tasty!

  13. This was outstanding! I just drizzled a little canned enchilada sauce over it to cut corners on time and it was still delicious. My husband doesn’t usually care for chicken breasts but these were very moist and he said they were the best he’s ever had. The only other thing I did differently, since the breasts I had were pretty large, was use a whole canned chili opened up flat. Wanted to get plenty of the chili flavor in there. Also used pepper jack cheese. Yummy recipe. Thank you!

  14. Aloha Sheryl: I am going to make these for New Years. A friend has some chicken breasts that are brined in his freezer and wants me to do something with them. This recipe is one. I also have some Mexican cheese (the one used for cheese and chili tamales) that I will use up in this recipe.

    I made some mole several months ago, so I will heat up some and serve as a sauce on the side for those who would like it.

    I will also make chicken picatta with some of the chicken breasts. This sounds like a great recipe. Blessings,Anne

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