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Sometimes dinner just needs to be simple and fast.

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But of course, still incredibly delicious…and in today’s case, a little cheesy too. Guys, that is this dinner. You all know I love a good Mexican inspired meal, and when made in one pan, well you really just cannot be beat that!

Real quick sidenote here…I HATE to talk about the weather yet again, but you guys, it’s been snowing since Monday night and the forecast calls for on and off snow into May! I actually had a completely different post planned for today, but the chilly weather had me feeling like I needed to show you guys this easy chicken recipe!

Someone, please get me outta this freezing cold climate…FOR REAL.

Anyway,  even if your weather is sunny and warm, this is still the perfect dinner…

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Let me explain.

This recipe is made and ready to go un under forty-five minutes, it calls for only eight ingredients (not including the salt and pepper) and it uses just one skillet or sheet pan. Best part? Even though it’s super simple to make, it’s still so freaking good. And semi-healthy..ish too. Cause you know I think cheese is health food. Balance people, balance.

Anyway, here’s the break down of this recipe:

…start off by charring up some fresh tomatillos. I LOVE the flavor a charred tomatillo adds to a dish, and it’s perfect for making a salsa verde style sauce.

…once your tomatillos are charred, you’re going to puree them with a couple of cans of my favorite Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles, a pinch of chili powder, and some salt and pepper. The green chiles add a nice subtle heat to the sauce, which is perfect with this cheesy Mexican chicken.

…Next up, stuff the chicken with some pepper jack cheese (YUM) and bake just until the chicken begins to get a nice crust. Then add the tomatillo sauce and finish baking.

…DONE.

You see? pretty simple!

8 Ingredient Cheesy Green Chile Chicken | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest 8 Ingredient Cheesy Green Chile Chicken | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

I really can’t express enough just how much we are loving this chicken over here. It’s perfect when paired with some steamed rice, tortillas, sliced avocado, and fresh lime.

I’m thinking your Wednesday night needs this recipe. Are we all in agreement?

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The Recipe

8 Ingredient Cheesy Green Chile Chicken

By halfbakedharvest

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chicken dinner, easy recipe, weeknight meal

A tasty chicken dish, perfect for a weeknight meal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 345 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 tomatillos, husked
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 poblano pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the broiler to high. 

    2. Place the tomatillos in a large skillet and transfer to the oven. Broil for 3-5 minutes, turning halfway through cooking until the tomatillos begin to char all over. Remove from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. 

    3. Transfer the tomatillos to a blender. Add the diced green chiles, garlic, chili powder, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Pulse until just combined and a sauce forms. 

    3. Slice the chicken through the middle horizontally to within a 1/2 inch of the other side. Open the two sides and spread them out like an open book. Stuff the cheese and few poblano pepper slices inside and then close like a book over the filling. Place the chicken in the skillet. Add the remaining poblano pepper and drizzle both lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Add the tomatillo sauce and continue baking for another 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with rice or tortillas. Enjoy!

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Cool, cheesy green chile chicken it is! You guys are going to love this one!

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