cheesy chicken stuffed poblanos

Keto Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblanos

Stuffed chiles is a Mexican dish that consists of whole pieces of chili, either roasted directly in the fire or wrapped in a layer of beaten eggs and baked. This is done after peeling and removing the seeds using a “comal” and filling them with food, usually meat.

If it sounds like too much work, don’t worry! We’ve got a simple recipe to help reduce the time of your prep work. In this case, we fill our food with a delicious mix of chicken with cream and cheese. It’s the perfect way to enjoy an authentic Mexican dish without ruining your low-carb diet.

This recipe is a great way to include low-carb veggies to your diet. Peppers are not only tasty, they are great when stuffed with your favourite ingredients as well.

Peppers contain unique antioxidants that reduce inflammation and help fight chronic disease. They are also a good source of vitamins A and C, depending on what color of peppers you buy. 

keto cheesy chicken stuffed poblanos

Brushing the peppers with olive oil helps you absorb these anti-inflammatory nutrients due to the healthy fat content. 

Peppers are also a great source of fiber, which help keep you full and slow down the blood sugar dumping process. This makes peppers a great food for anyone trying to lose weight or control diabetes. 

They contain a large amount of water, so you’ll need to be careful when preparing them. Overcooking your peppers causes them to become soggy. It also kills off many of the heat-sensitive nutrients. 

If you don’t have poblanos on hand, then you can use regular bell peppers but your dish won’t be as authentic! Look for organic chicken that was raised without antibiotics. The same goes for your cheese. You want your dairy to come from clean sources that are grass-fed. 

How To

For preparation, wash the peppers, dry them, and rub with olive oil and salt.

wash peppers prepare ingredients

Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes at 300 degrees until the skin starts to pull apart from the pepper. 

rub peppers with olive oil bake in oven

While the peppers are cooking, add the chicken, tomato paste, sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese, and coriander to a bowl.

add chicken tomato paste sour cream chives cheddar cheese coriander

Mix the ingredients together. Set aside.

mix chicken tomato paste sour cream chives cheddar cheese coriander

Take the peppers out of the oven and gently remove the skin using a fork or your hands. Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds.

remove pepper skin

Fill the inside of each pepper half with the chicken and cheese mixture.

fill pepper with chicken cheese mix

Bake for another 25 minutes. Serve hot!

bake pepper with chicken cheese mix

Keto Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblanos

This is not the old-school stuffed peppers recipe, it is a hearty, super cheesy, extremely satisfying dish. So perfect for low carb, keto dieting.
Prep Time1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time3 hours 30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb, Mexican
Keyword: cheesy chicken stuffed poblanos
Servings: 4
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Rayane Chehab, MS, RDN


  • 2 cups chicken shredded
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup chives chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 poblanos large
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 300F. Wash the peppers very well and dry them. Rub the peppers with salt and olive oil. Put the poblanos on a baking sheet and cook on each side for at least 15 minutes. The idea is to remove the skin of the pepper.
  • Meanwhile, put the chicken, tomato paste, sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and coriander into a mixing bowl. Stir with a spoon until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Remove the peppers from the oven when they are still warm and put them on a kitchen cloth. Rub them until you have removed all the skin of the pepper. You can do it with the help of your hands or a fork. Be careful not to break them.
  • When you have removed the skin, with a sharp knife, open a segment of the pepper and extract all the seeds. They are ready to fill.
  • Put the filling inside the peppers with a spoon, sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese (this step is optional). Bake for 25 minutes or until the cheese is browned.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblanos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 351mg15%
Potassium 430mg12%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1036IU21%
Vitamin C 80mg97%
Calcium 216mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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