Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 30 mins | Total time: 45 mins | Serves: 10
Ready your taste buds because this Bacon BBQ Chicken bombs will blow them away! Chicken, cheese, bbq sauce, bacon, and jalapeno? Who can say no?
5 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 10 fillets
5 jalapenos, de-seeded, sliced in half lengthwise
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper to taste
20 slices bacon
1 c. barbecue sauce
How to make Bacon BBQ Chicken Bombs
Step 1: Slice the chicken breasts lengthwise to make thin fillets.
Step 2: Place the chicken fillets between parchment paper and pound to about 1/4 inches thin.
Step 3: With salt and pepper, season each fillet.
Step 4: Wash, remove the stems and slice the jalapenos lengthwise. Remove the seeds, clean the centre, and wash the jalapenos one more time.
Step 5: Combine the cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl until well mixed.
Step 6: With around a tbsp or little amount of cheese, fill the jalapeno halves.
Step 7: Transfer cheese side-down the filled jalapenos on the chicken fillets. Then, roll the chicken around the jalapeno.
Step 8: Tightly wrap the rolled chicken/jalapeno with 2 pieces of bacon. Starting at one end, roll a piece of bacon on the fillet and finish with the second piece of bacon. Seal the ends by tucking the bacon into itself.
Step 1: Ready the grill. Preheat it to 350 degrees.
Step 2: On the preheated grill, place the chicken bombs and cook for about 25 to 30 minutes, turning the chicken bomb every 5 minutes to ensure that both sides cook evenly.
Step 3: Baste the chicken bomb for the last time just before they are done.
Step 4: The chicken bomb is ready when the internal temperature reads 165 degrees F. Check using a meat thermometer. Alternately, pierce the chicken bomb with a fork.
Step 5: Once done, remove the chicken bomb from the grill and allow them to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees.
Step 2: On a foil-lined baking sheet, place the chicken bombs.
Step 3: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes. To help cook the bacon, turn the chicken bomb once.
Step 4: Adjust the heat to 375 degrees and line a different baking sheet or pan. Transfer the chicken bomb to the new prepared dish.
Step 5: With barbecue sauce, brush each chicken bomb. Flip the chicken bomb using a spatula and brush the tops with extra sauce.
Step 6: Bake for another 5 to 6 minutes.
Step 7: Take the chicken bomb from the oven and brush them with more sauce.
Step 8: Broil for several minutes to crisp the bacon and until the chicken is completely cooked through.
Step 9: Before serving, allow the chicken bomb to sit for at least 10 minutes. Slice into half to an inch. Enjoy!