Cheesy Chicken Poblano Panecillos
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Cheesy Chicken Poblano Panecillos

These Cheesy Chicken Poblano Panecillos appetizer are so delicious! Biscuits stuffed with chicken, poblano peppers, onions, monterey jack cheese and served with salsa verde. Excellent!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 1 16.03 oz tube of biscuits I used Pillsbury Grands Buttermilk
  • 1 cup cooked chicken I used 1 chicken breast, boiled for 20 minutes and shredded
  • 4 oz pepper jack cheese cubed
  • 1 poblano pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 3 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • flour for sprinkling on flat surface
  • 2 tbsp oil

Salsa Verde

  • 1 lb tomatillos husks removed
  • 2 serrano peppers stems removed
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


Salsa Verde

  • Remove husks off tomatillos and rinse well. Remove stems off of serrano peppers and rinse. Add tomatillos, serranos and peeled garlic to a tray and roast under broiler for 15 minutes. 
    Add all ingredients to a blender with chicken broth. Blend well and add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Seasoning Chicken

  • In a skillet over medium heat add 2 tablespoons of oil. Add chopped poblano and onions. Cook until soft and onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. 
    Add chopped garlic and cook for another minute. 
    Add shredded chicken, mix well and cook for another 2 minutes. Place mixture in a bowl, sprinkle cilantro, mix and let mixture cool.

Preparing and Filling Biscuits

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C) 
    Open biscuit tube and remove biscuits. Cut each biscuit in half. 
    Sprinkle a little bit of flour on cutting board or clean flat surface. With a rolling pin or a plate flatten each piece a little. 
    In your palm, place one biscuit piece and fill center with chicken mixture and a few pieces of pepper jack cheese. Roll dough over mixture to form a ball. 
    Set aside and continue with the other 15 pieces of biscuits.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes at 425 degrees F (218 degrees C) or until golden brown.
  • Serve immediately with Salsa Verde.

Other Option for Forming Panecillos

  • Note: you can also choose to put biscuit pieces in a muffin tin. Spread dough some around tin and add chicken mixture and top with cheese.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 766mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 22.8mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2.8mg