Puffy Chicken Chili Relleno

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From: American Egg Board

Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
For a tasty and terrific one dish meal, this chili relleno does the trick.


  • cooking spray
  • 4 6-inch reduced-fat tortillas, torn into pieces
  • 1 6 oz package, cooked chicken breast strips, chopped
  • 2 4 oz cans, chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup chopped green onions, divided (plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 16 oz jar prepared salsa
  • 2 cups shredded 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 350°F.
  • With cooking spray, coat 2-quart baking dish. Spread torn tortillas in the bottom of dish. Layer chicken, chilies, and green 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 160°F, about 35–40 minutes.
  • Cool 10–15 minutes before cutting. Serve topped with sour cream and reserved 2 tablespoons green onions, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 325
  Calories from Fat 160 (49%)
(27%)Total Fat 18g
(45%)Saturated Fat 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(80%)Cholesterol 240mg
(29%)Sodium 700mg
(12%)Potassium 414mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
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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