Prep: 15 Mins Cook: 45 Mins
Reminiscent of the famous chiles rellenos, Anaheim Chile Strata is a layered version rich in cheese, milk, sour cream and egg. Roasted Anaheim chiles, tender and sweet in this creamy dish perfect for brunch or lunch.

Anaheim Chile Strata

Ingredients

  • 8 Anaheim peppers, roasted (see instructions below)
  • 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 tbls. whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 ozs. roasted boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (16-oz.) ORTEGA Salsa - Thick & Chunky (Medium)

Directions

to roast peppers
Roast peppers by placing them under the broiler, holding them over a gas flame or roasting them on the stovetop in a cast-iron skillet until charred.

in the broiler: Preheat broiler; place peppers on broiler rack and broil, turning frequently, until bubbly and blackened on all sides, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer peppers into a paper bag; close bag and set aside until cool, about 15 minutes.

over a gas flame: (If only one or two peppers are being roasted, this method may be preferable) Holding the pepper in tongs over a medium-low to medium flame, turn pepper as it bubbles and blackens, about 15 minutes. Transfer pepper into a paper bag; close bag and set aside until cool, about 15 minutes more.

in a cast-iron skillet: Heat large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, using no oil; when hot, place peppers in skillet and roast, turning frequently, until bubbly and blackened on all sides, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer peppers into a paper bag; close bag and set aside until cool, about 15 minutes.

After cooling, peel peppers by gently pulling off skin; remove seeds.

to prepare strata
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with vegetable baking spray. Lay chiles flat, cut-side up in prepared baking dish. Combine Monterey Jack and cheddar in a mixing bowl, toss lightly to mix. Sprinkle evenly over chilies; set aside.

Mix flour with milk in a large mixing bowl; stir in sour cream. Beat in eggs, one at a time with an electric mixer or whisk. Dice chicken; add chicken to mixing bowl and stir to combine well.

Pour mixture into baking dish; bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, spread salsa over top; bake an additional 15 minutes.







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