Poblano Chicken Bundles

Poblano Chicken Bundles

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 20 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 11


  • 4 6 - ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 4 2-1/2x1/2-inch sticks reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese (1-1/2 to 2 ounces total)
  • 12 2-1/2x1/2-inch strips fresh poblano chile pepper (1 large pepper) or 3 large jalapeno chile peppers,* quartered and seeded
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup bottled pico de gallo or salsa (optional)
  • Snipped fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Place each chicken breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound chicken until 1/8 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap.
  2. Divide the 2 tablespoons cilantro evenly among chicken pieces. Place a cheese stick and three poblano strips or jalapeno quarters across the center of each chicken piece. Fold in sides; roll up from bottom. Secure with wooden toothpicks.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal, chili powder, and salt. In another shallow dish, combine egg white and the water. Dip chicken bundles into egg white mixture and then into cornmeal mixture, turning to coat.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken bundles, seam sides down. Cook about 10 minutes or until browned on all sides, turning occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 10 to 12 minutes more or until no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning once. If desired, serve with pico de gallo and sprinkle with additional snipped cilantro.


  • * Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 301 cal., 8 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 106 mg chol., 350 mg sodium, 11 g carb. (1 g fiber), 44 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Lean Meat (d.e): 6; Starch (d.e): 0.5