Chicken-Chile Relleno Strata Recipe

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This versatile dish can be made as a entree, brunch or potluck dish. It's also one of the easiest meals to assemble on a busy weeknight. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 6 cups cubed French bread (about 6 ounces)
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salsa


  1. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of each of the following: bread cubes, chilies, Monterey Jack cheese and chicken. Repeat layers.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, baking powder and garlic salt until blended. Pour over layers. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove strata from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until puffed and golden at edges. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with salsa. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Chicken-Chile Relleno Strata in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p194

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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