5 poblano peppers
2 tablespoons light butter
3 tablespoons chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
12 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded
8 tablespoons light cream cheese, cut into cubes
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided (save 1 ½ cups for topping)
1. Roast poblano peppers until skin is charred and blistered. You can do this over the open flame on a gas stove, or by heating your broiler to high and placing poblanos within a few inches of the broiler (turning to get all sides charred).
2. Place poblanos in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let cool, then rub skin to remove as much as possible. Cut out seeds and then place in a food processor or blender to finely chop. Set aside.
3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, and poblanos and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
4. Stir in chicken broth and season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Add chicken.
5. Add cream cheese and 2 ½ cups of the cheddar cheese and whisk until smooth.
6. To serve, divide into 6 bowls and sprinkle each with ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese. Sit briefly under the broiler until cheese is melted and browned (this step is optional but OH SO GOOD!).
Yields 6 Servings ~ Per Serving – 1 Lean, ½ Green, 3 Condiments, 2/3 Healthy Fats
(Don’t forget to add 2 ½ more Greens to complete this health Lean and Green)