Chicken Rellenos with Cilantro-Lime Cream Sauce

Chicken Rellenos with Cilantro-Lime Cream Sauce
Chicken Rellenos with Cilantro-Lime Cream Sauce

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

  • 1

    can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies

  • 1/2

    cup cubed pepper Jack cheese

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 3

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 6

    ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed

  • 1/2

    cup chicken broth

  • 2

    tablespoons lime juice

  • 1/4

    cup minced fresh cilantro

  • 1

    teaspoon grated lime peel

Directions

Cut a pocket in the thickest part of each chicken breast. Combine chilies and pepper Jack cheese; spoon into each pocket. Secure with toothpicks. In a large ovenproof skillet, brown chicken on both sides in oil. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm. Add garlic to skillet; cook for 1 minute. Stir in the cream cheese, broth and lime juice until blended. Bring to a boil. Stir in cilantro and lime peel. Remove toothpicks from chicken. Serve with cream sauce

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