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Monday, May 30, 2011

Double Smoked Chicken Chile Rellenos... Skillet Style

I make chile rellenos so often I'm probably turning into one. :)
I usually stuff the chilies with smoked meat, then batter and fry them individually..
like this
A smoking friend said he makes them in casserole form.. so I thought I would give it a try.

I smoked two hens not long ago, made some smoked chicken and egg noodles with some of the meat. Decided to use part of my chicken in some rellenos..





I blister and steam the peppers for easy peeling...



peeled and seeded....



made my batter... 4 egg whites beaten, add 4 TBs flour and the 4 beaten yolks...
use more if needed for a large batch of peppers..





I poured a bit of batter into a well oiled cast iron skillet...



added my chilies stuffed with the smoked chicken, cheese, and topped with minced scallions..



poured the remaining batter on to cover the chilies..



into the Memphis Pro....



I did the toothpick test to make sure they were cooked through..



topped with a few scallions and a sprinkle of cheese..






The smoked chicken chile rellenos with sauce...






They were really tasty. I couldn't help but giggle at the little "tails" sticking up but they tasted good. :)

They probably were easier to prepare than my usual way of dipping each one then frying... I might do this again when I'm short on time.

18 comments:

Canadian Smoker said...

I love anything with fresh hot peppers! Looks real tasty cowgirl!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Canadian Smoker!
I love these things. :)

Rattlesnake said...

Servus!

My kingdom for such chiles... one of the few things I miss from home.

Love your blog, BTW!

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener said...

Very sophisticated! Chile relleno pie! What's the sauce?

Definately going to try this out!

Dick said...

That's got to be a lot easier than dipping each one then frying-- clever approach. Being basically lazy, I like things like this. And it's still stuffed chilles, not a chile relleno casserole. Thanks for the idea.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Rattlesnake! :) Hope you are able to find some chilies.
I appreciate you stopping by my blog too! :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks David!
here's the sauce...
saute 1 small minced onion and 1 clove of garlic in a bit of oil til tender..
add 2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
Let it simmer for 10 minutes

It's a thin sauce but I love it :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Dick! Hope it works out well for ya. :)

Big Dude said...

They look great Jeanie.

Anonymous said...

wow does that look amazing<whats the recipe for the sauce you made to go with it

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Looks wonderful! I absolutely love chiles rellenos and this recipe sounds like a great version of it!

Rueben said...

Mexican food!!! I love it. This is a great dish with a innovative approach. You just keep them coming. I think you must be a cookaholic. Are you sure you don't have a restaurant in the area? You should!!! Well, gotta get back to the stove...

cowgirl said...

Thank you Larry! Hope you had a great weekend! :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Anonymous!
here's the sauce, it's thin but I like it. :)

saute 1 small minced onion and 1 clove of garlic in a bit of oil til tender..
add 2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
Let it simmer for 10 minutes

cowgirl said...

Thank you Lonesome Road!

cowgirl said...

Haha Rueben, Thanks friend!

Tango Joe said...

Oh Yeah! This looks like a great way to prepare Chile Rellenos, which is an all time favorite for me.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Tango Joe! :)
They are my favorites too. This version was pretty easy to make... hope you give them a try sometime.
Thanks for stopping by!