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chicken bombs

★★★★☆ 4
a recipe by
Carol Perricone
Massapequa Park, NY

We love jalapeno peppers, and chicken, and I loved the name of the recipe. Plan on making it this week. saw recipe on Facebook Photos: my own

★★★★☆ 4
serves makes 10 chicken bombs
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken bombs

  • 5
    boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 5
    jalapeno peppers
  • 20
    strips of bacon
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    grated colby jack or cheddar cheese
  • 1 c
    bbq sauce (you can use the low sugar kind)
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make chicken bombs

  • Gerald pounding the cutlets thin for me
    Slice chicken breasts in half width wise. (each half will make a chicken bomb). Place between two pieces of wax paper and pound to 1/4 inch thickness. *a rolling pin also does the trick. Season each with salt and pepper.
  • gather ingredients
    Slice jalapenos in half, length wise and remove seeds, ribs, and the ends with the stem. (you might want to wear gloves and don't touch your face). In a small bowl, mix your softened cream cheese with your grated colby jack or cheddar cheese.
  • stuffing the peppers
    Fill each jalapeno half with about 1 Tblsp. cheese mixture (maybe a little more, as desired).
  • very easy to roll up
    Place 1 jalapeno half at the end of each pounded breast piece. Roll chicken over jalapeno half and together. (don't worrry if it doesn't close like you think it should). The bacon will pull it all together.
  • I baked them in the oven instead of on the bbq.  They cooked perfectly at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
    Wrap each breast with 2 bacon strips. Just wrap tightly and tuck the ends of bacon under the strips. You don't need toothpicks.
  • These were so delicious, I didn't put bbq sauce on them.  Yum!!
    Preheat bbq grill to 350 degrees. Cook chicken over indirect heat for 20-25 minutes, turning every 4-5 minutes. Baste chicken with bbq sauce each time you turn it. Give it 1 final basting just before it's done. **I baked the chicken bombs in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, instead of using the bbq. They cooked perfectly, and I opted not to use the bbq sauce. Chicken is ready when it reaches an internal temp. of 165 degrees. If you don't have a meat thermometer, pierce chicken with a fork. If juices run clear, it's done!

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