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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites

12 Oct

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THIS IS NOT MY RECIPE NOR MY IDEA.  IF IT’S YOURS ADN YOU WANT IT GONE, TELL ME AND IT’S OUTTAHERE.  THIS IS A FANTASTIC RECIPE THAT I KNOW EVERYONE WILL LUV!

If you don’t like hot, leave out the jalapenos or skimp a bit.  I definitely prefer fresh jalapenos over the canned or pickled ones traditionally used with nachos.  They are milder and prettier too.

FROM SHERI:  I will use halved whole chicken breasts, flattened with a tenderizer, mix up cream cheese, onion, green onion, salt pepper, diced olives, and whatever other additive i have on hand and make this a main course instead of an appetizer.

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites
Recipe type: Appetizer
Author: Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 16 bite-sizes
Chicken spread with cream cheese and jalapenos, rolled and wrapped with bacon, then grilled.
Ingredients
  • 8 chicken tenders, flattened and cut in two
  • 3-ounce package softened cream cheese
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 8 slices bacon, cut in half
Directions
  1. Dab 1/2 teaspoon (more or less) of cream cheese on top of each chicken tender. Sprinkle a scant 1/4 teaspoon of peppers over cream cheese. Fold or roll chicken to enclose cream cheese mixture. Wrap each roll with one piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  2. Grill until bacon is brown and crispy on both sides.
Notes

Be sure to wear plastic gloves when handling fresh jalapenos. The oil will attach itself to your hands and is not easily washed away. An inadvertent swipe of the hand close to your eyes could be an unforgettable experience.

For reference, if you are substituting for the chicken tenders (i.e. dark meat, large pieces of chicken breast, game meat), the size of the tenders I used were 5-6 inches long and 2-3 inches wide before flattening and cutting in half.

Try flattening meat inside a zip-lock bag as pictured above. No flying pieces, no contamination on your cutting board from the chicken, and cleanup is super easy

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2 Comments

Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Cheats

 

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2 responses to “Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites

  1. hlh827

    October 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    This is such a great combination of flavors! We make something similar to this, but we stuff the jalapenos with a chicken and cream cheese mixture, wrap it in bacon, and grill it. It is so delicious…my mouth is watering!

     
    • All Better Now

      October 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      You can’t mess this kind of recipe up. It will be good no matter what! Unless you burn it, and my kid would still eat it…cuz it has BACON.

       

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