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Serving size 9
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16 medium-to-large poblano peppers or large New Mexico green chilies2 cup shredded cooked chicken2 cup frozen corn, thawed2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend½ cup 1 bunch scallion, chopped1 ½ tsp nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt⅔ cup salt, divided6 all-purpose flour4 Tbsp large egg whites canola oil, divided


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Place peppers (or chilies) on a large baking sheet. Broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat source, turning once or twice, until the skins blacken and blister, about 10 minutes total. Transfer to a large bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and let stand until cool enough to handle.

3. Remove the blistered skin, leaving stems intact (see Tip). Make a slit lengthwise in each pepper and carefully remove the seeds. Set aside.

4. Combine chicken, corn, cheese, scallions, yogurt and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Fill each roasted pepper with about 1/4 cup of the mixture. Fold the pepper over to completely enclose the filling.

5. Combine the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and flour in a shallow dish. Put egg whites in another shallow dish and beat until frothy. Dip each pepper in the flour mixture to coat on all sides, brush off any excess and then dip into the egg whites.

6. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Carefully set 4 peppers into the hot oil and cook until the cheese is melted and the peppers are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a platter; tent with foil (or transfer to a 250°F oven) to keep warm. Repeat in 3 more batches with the remaining oil and peppers, reducing the heat as necessary to prevent overbrowning. Serve warm.

Tip: Wash your hands thoroughly after removing the skin and seeds from chili peppers or wear rubber gloves.

To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 4, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 9 Total

  • Calories 338 28%
  • Calories from fat 162 19%
  • Total Fat 18gm 28%
  • Sodium 675mg 12%
  • Total Carbohydrates 23gm
  • Fiber 3gm
  • Protein 23gm
  • Cholesterol 58mg 8%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Diabetic, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Cheese, Chicken, Yogurt, Mexican, Broiling, Housewarming, Super Bowl, Cinco De Mayo

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