Cut into these cornmeal-coated chicken rolls and discover a lusciously gooey mix of cheese, cilantro, and chile pepper.

Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place each chicken breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound chicken until 1/8 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap.

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  • Divide the 2 tablespoons cilantro evenly among chicken pieces. Place a cheese stick and three poblano strips or jalapeno quarters across the center of each chicken piece. Fold in sides; roll up from bottom. Secure with wooden toothpicks.

  • In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal, chili powder, and salt. In another shallow dish, combine egg white and the water. Dip chicken bundles into egg white mixture and then into cornmeal mixture, turning to coat.

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken bundles, seam sides down. Cook about 10 minutes or until browned on all sides, turning occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 10 to 12 minutes more or until no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning once. If desired, serve with pico de gallo and sprinkle with additional snipped cilantro.

Tips

Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 44.3g 89% DV; carbohydrates 10.8g 4% DV; dietary fiber 1.1g 4% DV; sugars 0.2g; fat 8.3g 13% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 106.1mg 35% DV; vitamin a iu 654.1IU 13% DV; vitamin c 77.4mg 129% DV; folate 13.2mcg 3% DV; calcium 104.6mg 11% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 59.8mg 21% DV; potassium 497.2mg 14% DV; sodium 350.1mg 14% DV.
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