How to make it

  • To prep the chiles: Heat under a broiler or over gas flame until skin is blistered and beginning to char. While still hot, place the roasted chiles in a covered bowl or Ziploc bag. After about 15 minutes the skin can be easily removed.
  • To roast the tomatillos: Remove husks and rinse off sticky sap. Place on a baking sheet and cook at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until soft. After they cool the skins can be easily removed.
  • Slit each pepper from stem to tip and remove seeds and as much of the membrane/veins as possible. Set aside.
  • Pulse roasted and peeled tomatillos in a food processor or blender to desired consistency. I like about a 50/50 proportion of liquid to pulp. For a smoother sauce, blend more and strain.
  • In a medium saucepan add tomatillo puree and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • While sauce is cooking, mix cooked rice and diced chicken and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Stuff each of the roasted chiles with the rice mixture and some of the shredded cheese. Fill them completely, even over-flowing. Place the stuffed chiles in a baking dish.
  • Finish the tomatillo sauce by removing from heat and whisking in the milk or cream. Taste and add salt to taste.
  • Pour tomatillo sauce over chiles, sprinkle with more cheese, and bake uncovered 15-30 minutes until cheese in melted and slightly browned.

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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    I do believe that your "5"FORK!!!!!
    'Rellenos' will be my favorite way to cook
    this traditional recipe that is one of my favorite
    Mexican foods~
    Thank-you for sharing~
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  • debbie919 9 years ago
    This sounds awesome - thanks so much for sharing it! LOVE Tex Mex...=) this does sound like a great change from the battered fried Rellenos.
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    sound wonderful!
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  • txgreg 9 years ago
    Thanks Meow, Tink, and Blue for the fives. This was my first submission, so the vote of confidence is greatly appreciated!!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    This Texas gal definitely approves. Sounds fantastic. Great post and a high 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    oh yeah baby!!!!!!!! love it ..........yummy

    thank you

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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    Absolutely Perfect
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