Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers are one of my favorite appetizers. Then, I ran across a recipe with the same flavors stuffed inside a bacon wrapped chicken breast! Well, you know what happened next, right? Yep! This was dinner last night…
It’s SO simple and easy! I used the same filling from my Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers and they came out perfectly! Why didn’t I think of this before? This meal is going into our usual dinner rotation and I couldn’t be happier!
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Chicken
Inspired from Closet Cooking – Serves 4
4 large chicken breasts, pounded thin
4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4 green onions, diced, both green and white parts
1 tsp garlic, minced
3 jalapeños, finely diced
8 slices bacon
Salt and Lemon Pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, cheddar, onions, garlic and jalapeño together. Set aside.
On a cutting board, lay chicken breasts flat. Season both sides with salt and lemon pepper. Place 1/4 of the mixture on the widest section of each breast. Roll the breast up tightly. Wrap two pieces of bacon around each breast. Secure with a toothpick if needed.
Place bacon-wrapped breasts on a rack in a shallow baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp.
We really enjoyed these. Start to finish it took less than an hour to get on the table. I love that!
Try them yourself and see what you think!