5 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed chile and about 2/3 cup tomato mixture)

"Tex-Mex food can be high in fat and calories, but we love it, so I try to re-create the flavors in a lightened version. This is my best dish. It's a great do-ahead meal. I refrigerate the stuffed chiles and sauce separately and bake them together either the same evening or the next day." -Amy R. Sokol, San Antonio

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Place poblano peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 3 inches from heat for 8 minutes or until blackened and charred, turning after 6 minutes. Place in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and discard skins. Cut a lengthwise slit in each chile; discard seeds, leaving stems intact.

Step 3

Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add zucchini and garlic; cook 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon cumin, jalapeño peppers, tomatoes, and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove and discard jalapeño peppers.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 5

Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin, cheese, chicken, and salt in a medium bowl, tossing to combine. Spoon about 1/2 cup cheese mixture into each chile, and secure with a wooden pick. Place stuffed chiles in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; pour tomato mixture over stuffed chiles. Cover; bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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Ratings & Reviews

tara31's Review

August 01, 2009
I had a ton of small poblanos in the garden, so I halved them and then roasted. Layered the halves in the pan and piled everything on top. Used Morningstar chicken strips for a vegetarian meal and served with CL Chipotle Black Bean Dip with Corm Chips.