Pollo Relleno: 1 Delicious Chicken Recipe


POLLO RELLENO stuffed chicken

First came chiles Rellenos — chile peppers stuffed with cheese. Now it’s Pollo Relleno — chicken breasts stuffed with chile peppers and cheese.

Coat these easy rolls in a mixture of cornmeal and taco seasoning, then bake. Expect oohs and aahs when your family and friends discover the cheesy filling hidden inside.

Pollo Relleno Recipe


Pollo Relleno

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Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 235 kcal


  • plastic wrap
  • 2 bowls
  • shallow baking pan
  • aluminum foil


  • 6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/2 pounds total)
  • cup cornmeal
  • ½ 1.25 ounce package 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 4 ounce can whole green chili peppers rinsed, seeded, and cut in half lengthwise (6 pieces total)
  • 2 ounce Monterey Jack cheese cut into six 2x1/2-inch sticks
  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro or fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 8 ounce jar taco sauce or salsa
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese optional
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs optional


  • Each chicken breast half should be placed between two sheets of plastic wrap.
  • Lightly pound the rectangle into a thickness of about 1/8 inch. Remove the plastic wrap.
  • Combine cornmeal and taco seasoning mix in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the egg lightly.
  • Place half of a chili pepper on each piece of chicken for each roll. Place a cheese stick near the edge of the chili pepper.
  • Garnish with some cilantro or parsley, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from the edge with cheese.
  • Rolls should be dipped in egg and coated with cornmeal mixture.
  • Place rolls, seam sides down, in a shallow baking pan.
  • To bake, cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Heat taco sauce.
  • If desired, sprinkle chicken with shredded cheese.
  • Serve with taco sauce or salsa.
  • If desired, garnish with cilantro sprigs.


Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 28gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 103mgVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 2.3mg
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