Grilled Jalapeno Chicken Breasts with Bacon
Recipe type: Chicken, Grilling
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Serves: Serves 4
Half chicken breasts stuffed with a cream cheese jalapeno filling, wrapped in bacon and grilled. Top with salsa to serve.
  • 4 chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • salt and pepper
  • about 1/2 lb. bacon
  • Filling
  • 8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 - 2 chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 oz. pepperjack cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup salsa
  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise.
  2. Add the oil to hot frying pan. Add the chopped jalapeno peppers, chopped onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cilantro. Cook until onion is transparent. Remove pan from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Add the cream cheese to a bowl. Add the jalapeno mixture. Stir well to mix. Stir in cheese.
  4. Cut a pocket in the chicken breast for the filling. Flatten slightly. Put a couple of tablespoons of the filling in the pocket. Fold the chicken over the filling the best you can. Wrap the chicken in a strip of bacon. A few used 1 1/2 pieces. Wrap it so the filling is not exposed. Chill until ready to grill.
  5. Grill the chicken pieces for about 20 minutes. Watch carefully so the bacon doesn't burn.
  6. Top with the salsa and jalapeno slices if desired
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