It's confession time: I don't like jalapeno poppers. I know, I know. This is a southwest blog and I'm supposed to like them.
But there is just something about the texture that I hate, and having a whole jalapeno in my mouth. Don't get me wrong - I like jalapenos in lots of things. But not just a whole one with hot cheese oozing out.
The closest I have come to liking them was last Fall at a fabulous Blogher conference party hosted by The Pioneer Woman herself - Ree Drummond. She served up Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies. They almost made me like jalapeno poppers. But just almost.
So, I decided to ditch the jalapenos and use chicken instead.
These are so flavorful and easy to do on the grill. You can whip them up in no time and throw them on the grill with the rest of dinner!
Happy August, Everyone!
BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN JALAPENO THINGIES
Ok, here's the entire "recipe"
Take two chicken breasts and pound them to ½ inch thickness. Spread cream cheese, grated cheddar cheese and diced jalapeno on top. Roll them up like a jelly roll and chill for at least an hour. Remove from fridge and slice into 1 inch thick slices. Wrap each piece with half a slice of bacon, so that the bacon covers the spiral side with cream cheese showing. Then just skewer and grill.
-- posted by Donna