Spicy Turkey Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Spicy Turkey Stuffed Poblano Peppers #tryturkey

 

Turkeys and I are good friends. Well, friends in the sense that I love to eat them up. So maybe frenemies is the better term, but either way I love turkey.

From Succulent Spiced Turkey Carnitas,

Turkey Carnitas

 

to Mini Brie Stuffed Turkey Burgers,

 

Mini Brie Stuffed Turkey Burgers | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

to Turkey Chili Pasta,

Turkey Chili Pasta

and Cherry Chipotle Glazed Turkey Meatballs,

 

Cherry Chipotle Glazed Turkey Meatballs | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

it is obvious I am a fan of the All American bird. Did you know Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the symbol of America? The bald eagle won that battle, but its always nice to be nominated.

My latest recipe featuring turkey is an amazingly flavorful and easy Spicy Turkey Stuffed Poblano Peppers. Think of those stuffed bell peppers your grandma used to make, but so, so much better!

 

Poblano Chile Peppers

 

Turkey is a very mild meat that lends itself to so many different flavor profiles. Poblano peppers are a mildly spicy chile, that is most often recognized as the pepper used in the Mexican dish Chile Relleno. For this recipe, I chose to season ground turkey with a myriad of spices before stuffing and baking it in the halved chiles. While the recipe is simple, the results are not!

I am working with the National Turkey Federation to promote awareness about how versatile and delicious turkey is. Don’t just think about turkey at Thanksgiving, consider it a meat to buy year round. Not only is is easy to cook, it is considerably lower in fat than many other meats and tastes fantastic.

The National Turkey Federation supports its farmers to raise well-treated turkeys in comfortable settings that are environmentally safe and that by doing so raise the tastiest turkey. By providing all the information retail and restaurant professionals need to raise awareness educate and inspire people to try an unexpected, healthy and flavorful lean protein – turkey.

Spicy Turkey Stuffed Poblano Peppers
 
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Serves: 8 peppers
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Pepitas, or roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle chile
  • 4 poblano peppers, halved, seeds removed
  • Sliced jack cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the turkey, shallots, pepitas, salt, thyme, cumin, coriander and chipotle.
  3. Using clean hands, throughly mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Place the poblano pepper halves into an 11 X 9 baking dish,
  5. Divide the turkey mixture between the peppers.
  6. Gently press the turkey into each pepper, evenly distributing the meat.
  7. An optional garnish is sliced mild cheese. If using place the cheese on top of the turkey.
  8. Cover the dish with foil and bake 40 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil from the dish and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, until the turkey is nicely browned.
  10. Serve immediately.

 

I’ve given you five excellent turkey recipes but for additional recipes, tips, videos and resources on turkey,  visit the Serve Turkey website.

 

You  can also find great information and recipes on the Serve Turkey Facebook page as well as the Serve Turkey Twitter account.

 

 

Rotisserie Chicken Makeover, Part 2

Pesto Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups

Recipe 2 in my series Rotisserie Chicken Makeovers is one of my favorites. It is so simple to make, can be made ahead, and is absolutely mouthwatering!

Pesto Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups need just 5 ingredients and a few minutes of prep time to become a fabulous meal! Let the kids help out by rolling up the filled lasagna noodles. They’ll have fun and so will you.

Click here for the recipe for Pesto Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups.

 

Pesto Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups

If you haven’t already, check out the first recipe in the series Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumber.

 

Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumber

Rotiserie Chicken Makeover

Rotisserie Chicken Makeover

Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumber

Rotisserie chicken makeover? A little blush, a new outfit? What?

Store made rotisserie chicken is everywhere, and a very convenient way to serve a meal quickly. But what do you do with any leftovers you might have?

I am doing a series of recipes on Mom.me about what you can make with rotisserie chicken, whether leftover or bought just for use as an ingredient in something else.

Head over to my Mom.me page for the recipe. First up is Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumber.

 

Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumber

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Potatoes

 

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Potatoes | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

She’s not the most beautiful chick(en), but she is succulent. Her skin is not bronzed like her oven roasted sisters, but she is so tender and juicy.  Slow Cooker Roast Chicken is a bit of an oxymoron, as slow cooing and roasting are very different methods of cooking.  It may be contradictory, but it works.

The best thing about a roasted chicken is the crispy  spiced skin, which is hard to achieve in a slow cooker.  But not impossible. Because of the small amount of liquid and cooking the chicken on top of the aromatic vegetables, the skin does brown and crisp slightly.  Slightly.

The chicken is so moist and tender when cooked slowly, the potatoes flavorful from being braised in a mixture of white wine and chicken drippings.  Who needs crisp skin?

This recipe calls for seasoned salt, which I always like to have on hand for  seasoning almost everything. Make up a batch and keep it in an airtight container for an easy go-to spice blend which works for meat, fish, poultry and vegetables.

 

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Potatoes | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Seasoned Salt
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine all the spices.
  2. Keep in an airtight container.

 
Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Potatoes
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 pound chicken
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
Instructions
  1. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel.
  2. Rub the seasoned salt all over the chicken.
  3. Place the potatoes, onions and wine into a large slow cooker.
  4. Put the chicken on top of the vegetables.
  5. Set the slow cooker to low, cook the chicken for 7 hours.

 

 

Last Minute 4th of July Recipe Ideas

Sometimes it takes a long time to get organized for a holiday weekend. A holiday weekend which is meant to be about relaxation and enjoyment, and is often anything but! What to cook, where to go, what to do, kid friendly or adults only. It makes me tired just typing the words. All you need are these last minute 4th of July recipe ideas to make your holiday planning a bit easier.

 

Sweet and Sticky Baby Back Ribs

 

Sweet 'n' Sticky Babyback Ribs | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Rosemary Honey Mustard Ribs

 

 

Rosemary Honey Mustard Baby Back Ribs | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Sticky Ribs

 

Sticky Baby Back Ribs | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Maple Bourbon Ribs

 

Maple Bourbon Baby Back Ribs | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Feta Stuffed Lamb and Beef Burgers

 

Feta Stuffed Lamb and Beef Burgers | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Mini Brie Stuffed Turkey Burgers

 

Mini Brie Stuffed Turkey Burgers | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Smoky and Spicy Steak Rub

 

Steak Rub Still Life

 

Skewered Steak Tips with Avocado Gastrique

 

Skewered Steak Tips with Avocado Gastrique | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Cedar Plank Rosemary and Lemon Salmon

 

Cedar Plank Salmon with Rosemary and Lemon | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Grilled Baby Artichokes

 

 

 

Black Eyed Pea Salad with Orzo

 

Black Eyed Pea Salad | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Avocado, Mandarin Orange and Jicama Salad with Key Lime Dressing

 

Avocado, Mandarin Orange and Jicama Salad with Key Lime Dressing | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Avocado and Potato Salad with Hatch Chile Vinaigrette

 

Avocado and Potato Salad with Hatch Chile Vinaigrette | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Cucumber, Chickpea, Tomato and Feta Salad

 

Cucumber, Chickpea and Feta Salad | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Lentil and Chevre Salad with Thyme Roasted Tomatoes

 

Lentil and Chevre Salad with Thyme Roasted Tomatoes | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Lentils and Crunchy Greens with Sour Cream-Tarragon Dressing

 

Lentils and Crunchy Greens with Sour Cream-Tarragon Dressing | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Warm Potato Salad with Bacon and Fennel

 

Warm Potato Salad with Bacon and Fennel | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Warm Caprese Salad

 

Warm Caprese Salad | Black Girl Chef's Whites