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

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Makes 5 or 6 servings


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; calories from fat 47%; protein 21g; fat 11g; saturated fat 4.7g; carbohydrates 9.4g; fiber 1.4g; sodium 316mg; cholesterol 58mg.