Makes 5 or 6 servings

Steve Tomasek of Castle Rock, Colorado, fills poblanos with shredded chicken, cheese, and vegetables.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse chicken and pat dry. In a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat, combine chicken, onion, tomato, oil, garlic, and cumin. Stir often until chicken is slightly pink in center of thickest part (cut to test), 6 to 10 minutes.

Step 2

Let stand until chicken is cool enough to touch, then tear meat into shreds. Return to pan. Add bell pepper, canned chilies, and cheese; mix.

Step 3

Wearing rubber gloves, cut poblanos in half lengthwise. With a knife, cut seed lump from beneath the stem inside each chili, leaving stem end in place (to form a cup). Pull out and discard veins.

Step 4

Mound chicken mixture equally in chili halves. Set chilies in an oiled 9- by 13-inch casserole, filling it. Cover tightly with foil.

Step 5

Bake in a 375° oven until the poblanos are tender when pierced, about 35 minutes.

Step 6

Serve chilies with a spatula. Add crème fraîche and salt to taste.

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