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Pollo Relleno

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  Skinless boneless chicken breast halves 1 1⁄2 Pound (6 Medium Sized Ones)
  Yellow cornmeal 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Taco seasoning mix 3⁄4 Ounce (1/2 Of A 1 1/4-Ounce Package, 2 Tablespoons)
  Egg 1
  Canned green chili pepper 4 Ounce, rinsed, seeded, and cut in half lengthwise (6 pieces total) (1 Can)
  Monterey jack cheese 2 Ounce, cut into six 2x1/2-inch sticks
  Snipped fresh cilantro/Parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Taco sauce/Salsa 8 Ounce (1 Jar)
  Shredded monterey jack cheese/Cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Optional)

Place each chicken piece between two pieces of plastic wrap.
Pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet until about 1/8 inch thick.
Remove plastic wrap.
In a shallow bowl combine cornmeal and taco seasoning mix.
Place egg in another shallow bowl; beat lightly.
For each chicken roll, place a chile pepper half on a chicken piece near an edge.
Place a cheese stick on top of chile pepper.
Sprinkle with some of the snipped cilantro or parsley, black pepper, and red pepper.
Fold in sides; starting from edge with cheese, roll up chicken.
Dip chicken rolls into egg and roll in cornmeal mixture to coat.
Place rolls, seam sides down, in a shallow baking pan.
Bake in a 375° oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
Heat taco sauce or salsa.
If desired, sprinkle chicken rolls with shredded cheese.
Serve with taco sauce or salsa.
If desired, garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 269 Calories from Fat 70

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.7%

Saturated Fat 4 g19.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 119.3 mg39.8%

Sodium 844.2 mg35.2%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.7%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 32 g64.8%

Vitamin A 21.3% Vitamin C 20.7%

Calcium 16.1% Iron 12%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Pollo Relleno Recipe