Spicy Low-Calorie Recipes

These spicy low-calorie recipes featuring chile pepper, cayenne, chipotle and paprika are packed with flavor—but not calories. Try one of our spicy chicken recipes, such as Saucy Coconut-Chicken Stir-Fry or Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce. Or enjoy one of our many spicy chili recipes, such as Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili.

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Ranch Chiles Rellenos with Ancho Chile Salsa

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Poblano chiles are the traditional choice for chiles rellenos. They have great flavor, but may be too spicy for some tastes. Anaheim chiles are reliably mild substitutes. For a larger crowd, the recipe can be doubled. Serve the chiles rellenos with beans and rice. Adapted from Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta: Recipes from the World-Famous Spa (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2008) by Deborah Szekely and Deborah M. Schneider with Chef Jesús González, Chef of La Cocina Que Canta.