Chili Rellenos with Sweet Pepper & Onion Sauce

By ADW|2017-01-06T13:42:39-05:00Updated: February 7th, 2010|Diabetes Recipes, Soups & Stews|0 Comments

Chili Rellenos Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen but thawed whole kernal corn
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups or 12 oz shredded, cooked chicken breasts or lean meat
  • 1/2 cup or 2 oz shredded reduced fat, Monterey Jack cheese
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • 8 small 2oz poblano or green peppers
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Sweet Pepper and Onion Sauce (see below)


  1. Saute celery, corn and garlic in oil in a medium skillet for 3-5 minutes. Stir in chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese, salt and pepper.
  2. Cut stems from top of peppers and remove seeds, leaving the peppers whole, Fill peppers with Chicken mixture.
  3. Spray large skillet with cooking spray and heat until hot. Cook peppers on medium heat until dark brown on all sides. Reduce heat to low and cook covered until peppers are tender – about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately with the Sweet Pepper & onion sauce.

Sweet Pepper & Onion Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red peppers
  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow peppers
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green or black peppers
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 small cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons dark raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons white distilled vinegar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons Equal Spoonful


  1. Saute peppers, onion and garlic in oil in a large skillet until tender. Stir in raisins and chili powder, cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth and heat to boiling.
  2. Mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into boiling mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Add vinegar, salt and pepper for taste. Remove from heat and cool 2-3 minutes. Stir in Equal.

Food Exchanges: 3 1/2 Lean Meat, 1 1/2 Starch, 2 Vegetables

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 4 Servings
Calories:    370
Protein:    36g
Carbohydrates:    32g
Fat:    12g
Cholesterol:    80mg
Sodium:    898mg

This recipe provided courtesy of the Marisant Corporation and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal.

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ADW Diabetes is a diabetic supply mail order company that is dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable. ADW takes a leading role in offering free diabetic education through Destination Diabetes, an informational component of the ADW website featuring tips and advice from diabetes and nutrition experts, diabetic recipes and more.

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