Grilled Jalapeno Chicken Poppers
Recipe type: Grilling, Appetizer
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Serves: Makes 18 poppers
  • 9 large jalapeno peppers
  • ¾ lb. chicken breasts
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 - 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • salt and pepper
  • bacon bits
  • shredded co-jack cheese
  1. Take cream cheese out of refrigerator and let it come close to room temperature.
  2. Chop the garlic and onion. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small saute pan. Stir in the garlic and onion and saute until onion is translucent. Cool.
  3. Cut the chicken into strips. Cut into pieces that will fit into the peppers. Saute quickly in the remaining oil. Cook until just done, do not overcook. Cool.
  4. Stir the onion mixture into the cream cheese.
  5. Cut the peppers in half. Scrape out the seeds.
  6. Put a little of the cream cheese in the bottom of the pepper. Add a piece of chicken. Top with cream cheese mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with the bacon bits.
  8. Cover and refrigerate until cooking time.
  9. Start a fire using Kingsford charcoal on one half of the grill. When the fire is going put the peppers on the grill on the side there is not charcoal. Cover the grill and wait 10 minutes. Remove the lid and move the peppers over the fire. Cook until the peppers are tender.
  10. Top with the cheese. Put the lid on. Check in a couple of minutes. When cheese is melted they are done.
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