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Recipe courtesy of The Stockyards

Poblano and Pepper Jack-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Ancho Chile Cream Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Ingredients

Poblano and Pepper Jack-Stuffed Chicken Breasts: 

2 small to medium fresh poblano peppers

Two 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Two 2 ounce slices pepper jack cheese

Ancho Chile Cream Sauce:

2 cups heavy cream

1 tablespoon Cajun spice, such as Paul Prudhomme's Blackened Redfish Magic Spice

1/2 tablespoon ancho chile powder

Directions

  1. For the poblano and pepper jack-stuffed chicken breasts: Roast the poblano peppers over an open flame until completely charred, transfer to a plastic bag and seal for 10 minutes. Peel the charred skin, remove all the seeds and cut each pepper in half. 
  2. Meanwhile, put chicken breasts on a cutting board and pound with a meat mallet to 1/4-inch thickness. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil, heat, then add the chicken and cook until the first side is golden-brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook until the second side is golden-brown, another 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until just cooked through, about 8 minutes. 
  4. Meanwhile, make the ancho chile cream sauce: Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan and cook until reduced by 1/3. Add the Cajun spice and ancho chile powder and simmer for another minute or so. Keep warm. 
  5. When the chicken is done, cut each piece into 2 equal halves. Lay one piece in the centers of 2 dinner plates and top each with 2 poblano halves, 1 piece of pepper jack, and another piece of chicken. Pour half of the Ancho Chile Cream Sauce over the tops and serve immediately.