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stuffed jalapenos w/ chipotle ranch dipping sauce

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Karen Murray
Sedalia, MO

This is one of my family's favorite appetizers. Everywhere I take them, they always dissappear quickly!

(2 ratings)
yield 4 - 6, multiply as needed
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For stuffed jalapenos w/ chipotle ranch dipping sauce

  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tsp
    chipotle chili powder
  • 12
    medium jalapeno peppers
  • 1 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 c
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb
    hickory smoked bacon
  • 12

How To Make stuffed jalapenos w/ chipotle ranch dipping sauce

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).
  • 2
    For the dipping sauce, stir together first 3 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate to blend flavors.
  • 3
    Cut the stems off jalapenos and, using an old-fashioned vegetable peeler, clean out each one, being sure to remove all seeds and pith. Set aside.
  • 4
    With a very sharp knife, chop up the chicken very finely and place in a mixing bowl. Add the jack cheese and stir to combine. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5
    Stuff each hollowed pepper with the chicken/cheese mixture to the top of the pepper. Wrap each stuffed pepper with a strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • 6
    Place peppers upright on a pepper roasting rack and bake until the bacon is crispy and the stuffing reaches a temperature of 170, about 30 minutes. (If you don't have a pepper rack, be sure to wind part of the bacon strip over the opening of the pepper so all the cheese won't ooze while they are cooking.)
  • 7
    Pat excess bacon grease, if necessary, and serve with dipping sauce.