Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bacon Jalapeno Chicken Bites



Chicken pieces stuffed with fresh chopped Jalapeno and cream cheese...... wrapped in BACON.......’nuff said!!!!  These grilled bites will be scarfed down before you can say “hot damn!”

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and had to try it.  It made me do the happy food dance and when my friends tasted it they, too, did the happy food dance!  My thanks to Salad in a Jar.com for sharing this recipe.  

See their recipe at: 


Ingredients
8 chicken tenders, flattened and cut in two
3 ounces of softened cream cheese
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
8 slices bacon, cut in half

Preparation
First, soak about 15 toothpicks in water so that they do not burn up during the grilling process.

Wipe any moisture off of the the chicken tenders in order to help with spreading the cream cheese.  Spread 1/2 teaspoon (more or less) of cream cheese on top of each piece of chicken. Sprinkle a small portion about (¼ teaspoon) of chopped jalapeno peppers over the cream cheese.




Roll each chicken piece to enclose cream cheese mixture. Wrap each roll with one piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Grill the pieces over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes or until bacon is brown and crispy on both sides.  If you have trouble with grill flare-ups you can place the bites on a piece of foil on the grill.

Get ready to eat fast ‘cause these won’t hang around for long after they come off the grill!
Cheers!