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Puffy Chicken Chili Relleno

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 40 min.
For a simple and tasty one dish meal, this chili relleno does the trick.


  • cooking spray
  • 3 to 4 (6-inch) reduced-fat or fat-free flour tortillas, torn into pieces
  • 1 (6-ounce) package cooked chicken breast strips, chopped
  • 2 (4-oz) cans chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, divided
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar prepared salsa
  • 2 cups shredded 2% milk sharp Cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese
  • blend
  • 8 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • With cooking spray, coat 2-quart baking dish. Spread torn tortillas in the bottom of dish. Layer chicken, chilies and 1 cup onions on top of tortillas. Spread salsa as the next layer; sprinkle with cheese.
  • In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk and flour. Pour evenly into baking dish. Bake until golden, puffy and center reaches 160ºF, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Cool 10 to 15 minutes before cutting. Serve topped with sour cream and reserved 2 tablespoons green onions, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 306
  Calories from Fat 131 (43%)
(22%)Total Fat 14g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(92%)Cholesterol 277mg
(48%)Sodium 1158mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(46%)Protein 23g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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