Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Recipe: Chicken Bombs--Jalapeno Poppers Wrapped in Chicken & Bacon and BBQ Sauce

5 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts 
5 jalapeño peppers 
20 strips of bacon 
4 oz cream cheese, softened 
1 cup grated colby jack or cheddar cheese 
salt and pepper to taste 
1 cup BBQ sauce 

1.) Slice chicken breasts in half WIDTH wise (Each half will make 1 Chicken Bomb). Place between two pieces of wax paper and pound to 1/4 inch thickness. *A rolling pin also does the trick. Season each with salt a pepper. 
2.) Slice jalapeños in half LENGTH wise and remove seeds, ribs, and the end with the stem. 
3.) In a small bowl, mix your softened cream cheese with your grated colby jack. 
4.) Fill each jalapeño half with about 1 Tbs cheese mixture. (Sometimes I use more) 
5.) Place 1 jalapeño half at the end of each pounded breast piece. Roll over and together. *It doesn't always close the way you think it should. No worries! The bacon will pull it all together. 
6.) Wrap each breast piece with 2 slices of bacon. I do 1 at a time (obviously), and just sort of wrap tightly and tuck the ends of the bacon under the strips. It all comes together in the cooking process. I promise you do not need toothpicks! 
7.) Preheat your grill to 350 degrees. Cook over indirect heat for 20-25 minutes; turning every 4-5 minutes. Baste chicken with BBQ sauce each time you turn it. Giving it one final basting right before it's done. Chicken is ready when it reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees. If you don't have a meat thermometer, pierce chicken with a fork. If juices run clear, it's done! 

NOTE: If baking, set temperature at 400 degrees and cook until chicken juices run clear when pierced with fork. If bacon has not crisped up by the time they are done, set under broiler for a few minutes. Baste breasts with BBQ sauce as they cook.

Original Recipe found here but is by "Dishing with Leslie" blog:

Born and raised in Manassas, Virginia, S. Dionne Moore moved to Greencastle, PA in 1993, then to Mercersburg in 2008. Moore enjoys life in the historically rich Cumberland Valley where traffic jams are a thing of the past and there are only two stoplights in the whole town. 

Moore's first book Murder on the Ol’ Bunions was contracted for publication by Barbour Publishing in 2007 and published in 2008. In 2009 she moved on to writing historical romances as an outlet for her passion for history. In 2010 her second cozy mystery, Polly Dent Loses Grip was a 2010 Carol Award finalist and she was also named a Barbour Publishing 2010 Favorite New Author. In 2011 and 2012 she was a Carol Award finalist in historical romance (Promise of Time, Promise of Tomorrow, both in Promise Brides) Her newest release, A Heartbeat Away, arrives in May 2013.

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