Bacon BBQ Chicken Bombs

2017-06-23
  • Servings : 10

Ingredients

  • 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 10 fillets
  • 5 jalapenos, de-seeded, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 20 slices bacon
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

Step 1

If using chicken breasts, cut them lengthwise into thin fillets, each fillet will make one bomb.

Step 2

Pound the chicken fillets between parchment paper until about ¼ inch thin.

Step 3

Season each with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Wash jalapenos, cut stem off, slice lengthwise, remove seeds and clean out center

Step 5

Rinse jalapenos a second time.

Step 6

In a mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and chedder cheese until well blended.

Step 7

Fill each jalapeno half with about 1 Tbs or little more of cheese mixture.

Step 8

Place filled jalapeno half, cheese side down on chicken fillets and roll chicken around jalapeno.

Step 9

It doesn't always close the way you think it should. No worries! The bacon will pull it all together.

Step 10

Wrap 2 pieces of bacon (one at a time) tightly around the rolled chicken, start at one end, wrap half the fillet and finish the 2nd half with the other piece of bacon, and tuck bacon into itself to seal ends closed.

Step 11

You do not need toothpicks, because it all comes together in the cooking process.

Step 12

Preheat grill to 350 degree and place chicken bombs on the grill to cook over indirect for approximately 25-30 minutes. Turn chicken bombs on the grill every 5 minutes to ensure it is cooking evenly, and baste with barbecue sauce each time you turn it.

Step 13

Just before the chicken bombs are done, baste one last time.

Step 14

Be sure chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Step 15

If you have a meat thermometer, chicken is ready when it reaches an internal temp of 165 F, otherwise pierce chicken bombs with a fork.

Step 16

When they are done, remove from the grill, let them rest 5 minutes or so and serve and get ready to hear some accolades because these babies are very very tasty ... and Happy Grillin’

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