Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes

We’ve had some beautiful tomatoes from our CSA this summer. I haven’t really cooked with them much, though… They seem to get eaten up before I ever have a chance to use them.  So, I was thrilled to have a few tomatoes on hand the other day for lunch – especially on a hot summer day!

I remember having stuffed tomatoes quite a bit when I was younger, and now I understand why. When it’s hot out, I’m not always real keen on heating up the stove or the oven in my kitchen. I can only eat so many salads and sandwiches, so these stuffed tomatoes were a welcome change for me.  The chipotle pepper adds quite a bit of flavor (and some kick), so there’s nothing boring or routine about these stuffed tomatoes!

Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes

  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 ear of corn, steamed and kernels cut off of the cob
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
    (If you don’t like your food spicy, try starting with 1/2 pepper instead)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (or lime juice)
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 tomatoes
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

In a mixing bowl, stir together the zucchini, corn, chicken, and cilantro.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the minced chipotle, mayonnaise, sour cream, and lemon juice.  Add the dressing to the chicken mixture.  Season to taste with the salt.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

When ready to serve, stuff each tomato with 1/4 of the salad and top with some shredded cheddar cheese. Enjoy!

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18 Responses to Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes
  1. Jessica @ How Sweet
    August 16, 2010 | 8:07 am

    This is something both me and my husband would love. It looks really pretty too!

  2. Tracy
    August 16, 2010 | 8:26 am

    I know what you mean; our tomatoes always seem to disappear before I have a chance to cook with them. Maybe I can hide a few and use them to make these this week! ;-)

  3. maria
    August 16, 2010 | 9:20 am

    Our tomatoes are finally ripe! We are in heaven! Great summer recipe!

  4. Paula - bell'alimento
    August 16, 2010 | 10:46 am

    Love this idea for tomatoes! xoxo

  5. Souffle Bombay
    August 16, 2010 | 10:59 am

    You had me at chipotle…looks fantastic!

  6. Joy
    August 16, 2010 | 1:04 pm

    That looks great. Good way to incorporate veggies.

  7. laura
    August 16, 2010 | 4:57 pm

    Oh gosh – this looks so good! I’ll be up to my ears in tomatoes in a month or so and I’m definitely adding this to the list of things to make. :)

  8. Mags
    August 16, 2010 | 6:23 pm

    Fantastic summer recipe Jen. I have just a few “treasured” tomatoes left. The rest have been taken by blight or the excessive heat.

  9. Debi (Table Talk)
    August 16, 2010 | 9:24 pm

    Chipotle, lime, and chicken together in one place is one of my favorite combinations in the summer. I love that you have taken this cool refreshing salad and matched it up with tomato!

  10. Kristen
    August 16, 2010 | 10:00 pm

    Those look absolutely delicious!

  11. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit
    August 16, 2010 | 10:05 pm

    That chipotle chicken salad looks delicious stuffed in that tomato! Such a great dish for a hot day.

  12. Eliana
    August 17, 2010 | 9:02 am

    They look absolutely delicious and perfect for summer :)

  13. Reeni
    August 17, 2010 | 6:33 pm

    I’d chose this over a salad or sandwich any time! Love the kick from the chipotle. Spicy delicious!

  14. bergamot
    August 19, 2010 | 3:14 am

    Looks delicous and a good summer treat

  15. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite
    August 19, 2010 | 6:44 am

    I used to eat stuffed tomatoes a lot but never with chicken. This looks like a good one to try for this hot weather we’ve been having…

  16. bridget {bake at 350}
    August 20, 2010 | 7:38 pm

    GREAT idea, Jen! Beautiful pics, too!

  17. Chelsea
    August 30, 2010 | 10:31 am

    This recipe looks so fresh and delicious! I love dishes with a lot of fresh vegetables in the summer. The sauce sounds like its full of flavor too!

  18. Niel Eyde
    August 30, 2010 | 8:54 pm

    Made this for my wife for dinner tonight. She loved it. Thank you.

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