Friday, January 28, 2011

Missy's Jalapeno Chicken

My friend Missy Green wrote on her FB page "mmmmm, had my favorite new kind of chicken for dinner: jalapeno and cream cheese stuffed grilled chicken wrapped in bacon, mmmmmm!"

I agree with Missy - this recipe is just that good:)
Ooey and gooey in the middle...
Missy's Jalapeno Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded out to 1/4" or butterflied
1 lb bacon
4 oz cream cheese
4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced

Pound out your chicken breasts* use 1 oz of cream cheese for each breast. Spread (or plop) the cream cheese down the middle of the chicken. Top with jalapenos (as many as you want) and roll up the chicken. Secure with toothpicks. Grab your bacon and wrap each chicken roll with it.

Take it out to your (preheated) grill. Lay a sheet of aluminum foil on the grill and place each of the chicken rolls on top of the aluminum foil. I used aluminum foil so that the bacon didn't stick to the grill. You still get that great grilled flavor - but you get to keep the integrity of the bacon and you don't have the mess!

Grill for about 25 minutes on a medium flame. Bacon will be cooked and the juices from the chicken will run clear.

So Super Good!! Thanks Missy!!

*put plastic wrap on the counter, chicken breast on top of that, cover the chicken with another layer of plastic wrap and pound. I use the bottom of my heavy sauce pan - but after last night, I am def going to invest in a proper meat pounder - you have so much more control.

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