Ingredients

How to make it

  • Make rice according to directions (Or use leftover rice from chinese takeout- great way to use)
  • Chop red bell pepper and onion in size that you prefer (I like mine about 1")
  • Saute in large non stick pan in a little olive oil (my preference, you can use butter or eliminate) till onion is slightly clear and pepper is still a little firm
  • Remove peppers and onion and set aside
  • Slice and chop the chicken into bite size pieces
  • Heat pan with a little olive oil and add chicken letting it brown slightly (careful not to overcook)
  • Add chicken broth and green chiles bring to simmer
  • Turn off heat and add cream cheese stirring slowly till incorporated (I use back side of large spoon and press on block of cheese in a circle till it slowly melts in)
  • Add spices (I'm not too stringent on this, I just add to taste depending how "hot" we want it)
  • (You can serve with dried red pepper flakes for those who like it really hot)
  • Add back the peppers and onions
  • When it has the consistency you like - to make it thicker, add more cream cheese - thinner, add more chicken broth or milk - serve over cooked rice.
  • top with cilantro

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  • NPMarie 3 years ago
    This does sound good!!!!
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  • sharebear1 4 years ago
    I made this last night and OMG!!! This stuff is awesome, I did add an extra tspn of the chipotle powder, but other than that I followed your recipe to a T. It was a little liquidy at first when I added the cream but after I shut the heat off it thickened up for me. I will be making this again, it so easy and I love the flavors! I will post pictures tonight when I get home from work. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!
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  • justjakesmom 5 years ago
    I've made this so many times, I can even tell you! Seems I never do it the same twice, just throw stuff in. Well, I made it last night, and I wanted to let you know, I think it was the best yet. What I did different was use Herdez's 5 chile salsa (just threw it in, about 1/2 cup) instead of the spices, added some hot chili powder (just shook it in) Tasted great! Easy too.
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    This is on the menu for one day next week. It is so good and worth coming up to the top of the list again.
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    " It was excellent "
    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    I LOVE Mexican food and Pollo (or Camarones) con Crema is one of my favorites. My favorite restaurant even puts this in a chimichanga which is to-die-for. Awesome post! I'm saving this one. - Natalie
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    This is so awesome. Funny our dinner out the other evening had Liv raving about the cilantro cream with heat on her chicken enchiladas and it made me think of this recipe...definitely back in the rotation for this week's suppers. So good.
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    How did I miss this?...On the list for this week....Sounds incredibly good...Thanks, Donna...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    This looks wonderful!
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    This recipe reads like a winner! I'm bookmarking it for future use, as I made chicken enchiladas this week and we had it for dinner two nights in a row. Thanks!
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  • keni 6 years ago
    Right up my alley...and, I'm with you...like it hot, too! This is going on my "must try" list!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh my...this sounds sooo good. I am printing this out to try. Thanks so much!
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  • kellyg72 6 years ago
    This sounds absolutely fantastic. I needed a new recipe for chicken and my husband loves spice along with my daughter. Thanks!
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  • justjakesmom 6 years ago
    Thank you so much for your kind remarks, Jill. Glad you liked it.
    :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    Hi Donna! I made this for supper last night! It was delicious! I love the way the flavours blend so beautifully. Barry and I can't take much heat so I made sure I didn't over do it. Instead of dried chili I used canned chipotle, but I only chopped one up very finely and got rid of the seeds! And it was perfect. I did end up using red pepper, but I see what you mean about using some green and some red, it would be nice for the colours. I took a picture, but the plate it was on was big red and yellow flowers and it really looked awful! So I'll try another time with the leftovers (which I'm eating for supper). I'll try it on something dark. Or next time I make it, because I will definitely be making it again! Great recipe! Love it! By the way, that Lincoln, another cute and cuddly picture!! X0
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    Donna, I'm going to make this for supper tonight. It just started storming here, so it'll be okay to have the oven on! Maybe I can take a picture for you!
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  • bvannetter1955 6 years ago
    yum!
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    " It was excellent "
    robertg ate it and said...
    I'm glad you posted, this is one of our favorites now....Bob
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    This is absolutely delicious. A new favorite for us, m'dear. Thanks for the post.
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  • justjakesmom 6 years ago
    Thanks all for your kind comments. I have been hesitant about submitting recipes - now you've got me "all fired up"! LOL
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    U got my attention with this one... I have made one close... This one sounds a bit healthier! Great! Never made with canned peppers... But will now.. Thanks...
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