Fajita Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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Fajita Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers is a complete meal that’s full of flavor and takes less than 30 minutes to make. This stuffed poblano recipe of seasoned chicken, cheese, and salsa is perfect for Mexican food lovers.

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Fajita Stuffed poblano peppers

Fajita Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Everybody raves about this twist on classic stuffed peppers! They have a little spice which makes them one of our favorite weeknight meals! Plus, they are quick to get on the table and are low carb. 

These are so easy to make. I made this recipe in under 30 minutes. That even includes the time it took to make the seasoning! It’s easily adjustable to serve a few or a lot, just add extra peppers and more chicken. For an entree, you probably want to allow two peppers per person depending on the size of the peppers. If you’re serving it as a side dish, you may want just one pepper per person.

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If you are serving it as a side dish, it would be great with Chicken Slow Cooker Enchiladas for a Mexican-themed dinner. Add guacamole, chips, and a salad. Wow, I’m getting hungry!

You can easily make this vegetarian by leaving out the chicken. Or substitute ground beef or chorizo for the chicken. It’s a highly adaptable recipe!

Fajita Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

 

Because I had never blistered peppers and peeled the skin, I was a little intimidated. I thought this would be a long process. It took 5 minutes to char and peel the peppers. I did it while the chicken was sauteing which speeded up my total cook time.

Additionally, add as much cheese or cheese sauce as you like. My opinion is that the more cheese the better.

fajita chicken and black beans

 

You can purchase or make the fajita seasoning. I have included the easy fajita seasoning recipe here..

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Fajita Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I updated this post from an earlier version dated September 15, 2014. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.

Fajita Stuffed poblano peppers

Fajita Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I made this in under 30 minutes. That even includes making the seasoning! It's easily adjustable to serve a few or a lot, just add extra peppers and more chicken. For an entree, you probably want to allow two peppers per adult. If you're serving it as a side, you'll probably want just one pepper per adult. It makes a beautiful dish that full of flavor and is super easy to prepare.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 4 medium poblano peppers
  • 2 medium chicken breast boneless skinless
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10 ounces tomatoes & green chilies diced, drained, whatever level of heat you desire. I used mild.
  • 15 ounces low sodium black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups whole kernel corn I used frozen
  • ¾ to 1 cup queso fresco
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fajita seasoning
  • 6 ounces evaporated milk
  • ½ cup American cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Monterey jack cheese shredded

Instructions

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

  • Preheat the oven broiler on high. Position an oven rack about 4 inches from the broiler. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • Place the poblanos on a cooking sheet and set under broiler.
  • Turn the peppers after 3-4 minutes, once they start to blister and turn black. Keep an eye on the peppers, this happens quickly. Peppers are done when all sides are blackened and blistered.
  • Remove peppers from heat and place in a plastic zip-top bag for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Allow peppers to cool enough for you to handle.
  • Remove peppers from bag and remove blackened skin.
  • Cut each poblano pepper open, from stem to tip and remove seeds, set aside.

Chicken mixture

  • Season chicken breasts liberally with fijita seasoning on both sides. Heat a saute pan to med-high. Add vegetable oil. When oil is hot add chicken to skillet. Cook chicken breasts 3 to 4 minutes on the first side, turn and cook another 2 to 3 minutes until cooked through. Cook time will vary depending on the size and thickness. I pound them flat to help speed up this process.
  • Remove from pan and chop chicken into chunks.
  • Return chicken to pan along with diced tomatoes, corn and black beans.
  • Heat through.
  • Place the peppers on a oven safe serving tray.
  • Stuff each pepper with the chicken mixture.
  • Add evaporated milk, American cheese, and Monterrey Jack cheese to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-40 seconds at a time until melted. Drizzle the melted cheese over the chicken before placing in the oven. (There will be leftovers for extras or dipping.)
  • Sprinkle queso fresco over the stuffed peppers. In a 400 degree oven, heat peppers in oven until peppers are heated through and queso fresco is warm about 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1010mg | Potassium: 1417mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1299IU | Vitamin C: 107mg | Calcium: 598mg | Iron: 4mg
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16 Comments

  1. Curious… when do you use the queso fresco? Also, you say to heat until the cheese melts, but we pour melted cheese on the peppers before putting them in the oven. What time is needed in the oven. Thanks!

  2. Wow, Paula! Your stuffed peppers look amazing! I’ve definitely pinning to try.

  3. Oh me oh my, my mouth is watering! I am a spice lover! I don’t get to make very many spicy things for a complete meal because my husband hates much spice. Boo! This looks so deelish though and I bet I could make it and freeze individually just for my and tasty treat!

    1. I love the freezer idea. My boys won’t eat a lot of things we do so freezing half of these stuffed poblanos would be perfect.

  4. Looks delicious, Paula! When I was in Alaska last month, I had a poblano pepper stuffed with sausage and scrambled eggs one morning for breakfast and it was incredible! Pinning! If you have a free moment, I’d be thrilled if you’d share it with us at Foodie Fridays! Happy Friday!!

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