Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Anaheim Peppers
adapted from chilipeppermadness.com
- Heat an oven to 400 degrees.
- Place Anaheim peppers on a baking sheet and bake about 20-25 minutes, flipping once through, or until the skins become charred and puffy. Or, you can char them over open flame on the stovetop.
- Remove from heat and cool slightly, then place into a plastic baggie to steam for several minutes. Once cooled enough, peel off the skins and discard. Set the peppers aside until ready to use.
- While peppers are baking, heat an oven proof pan to medium heat and add olive oil.
- Season chicken breast with Creole seasonings, salt and pepper. Sear the chicken on each side 3-4 minutes to blacken. Add about 1/4 cup of water or chicken stock to the pan and allow to steam.
- Set the pan into the oven at 400 degrees F. and bake 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove.
- Shred or chop the chicken and place into a mixing bowl.
- While the chicken is baking, cook the onion in the same pan, about 5 minutes, or until softened. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute, stirring. Remove from heat and add to mixing bowl with chicken.
- To the mixing bowl, add cheese. Mix well.
- Slit each pepper down the center and scoop out the insides.
- Spoon the chicken-cheese mixture into the peppers and set them into a baking dish.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and set onto serving plates.
- Slice the lemons and squeeze lemon juice over the stuffed peppers.
- Top with cilantro and hot sauce, if desired.