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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Chicken Bombs-Fabulous Football Food!

Here's a great twist on Poppers that turns them into a more substantial main dish! I was drawn in by the fun name and hooked as soon as I saw the stuffed jalapeno. They require a little work to assemble but have a big "wow" factor when served. I would call this party food at it's best!
They are intended to be cooked on the grill and I do think that would be the best way to make them. It would give the bacon fat a chance to cook off and most things are a better on the grill. Since it's cold outside and there wasn't a big burly guy here to man the grill... these were made in the oven and finished under the broiler. Still very good, I just think the grill would be better.
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Chicken Bombs-from Dishing With Leslie
5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts-makes 10 bombs:@)
5 jalapenos, sliced in half lengthwise and cleaned
20 slices bacon
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 C colby jack or cheddar cheese, shredded
S&P to taste
1 C BBQ sauce-I used Sweet Baby Ray's
  1. Slice chicken breasts in half (like a hamburger bun), place between wax paper and pound until it's 1/4" thick.
  2. Season with S&P.
  3. Mix the two cheeses together and smear about 1 Tblsp into each pepper half (just use up the cheese between all of the peppers).
  4. Place the pepper on the chicken breast and wrap it up as best you can. I suggest placing the pepper cheese side down so it gets completely covered by the chicken. 
  5. Wrap each chicken breast completely with two pieces of bacon. Start at one end, wrap half the breast and finish the second half with the other piece of bacon. 
  6. Cook on a preheated 350 degree grill over indirect heat for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Turn every 5 minutes and baste with BBQ sauce each time you turn it. 
  7. For oven: Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Baste a couple times and finish under the broiler to set the BBQ sauce. **I suggest a 400 degree oven and no BBQ sauce for the first 20 minutes, turning once to help cook the bacon. Then reduce heat to 375, change pans to loose some of the bacon fat (if you don't have a broiler pan), cover in BBQ sauce and finish baking. 
Best served with an ice cold beer and a playoff game:@)

36 comments:

  1. Yum, I could pop a few of these myself. I bet guys really go for them too :)

    Happy weekend Lynn.
    Sam

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  2. They look yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Have a happy day!

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  3. These look delicious, Lynn! Now I just need to find a low-carb barbecue sauce and these would totally fit our low-carb eating plan! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I wish I had a few baking right now!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. oh, now you've gone and done it!! guess what I'll be making for Super Bowl Sunday!!!
    Happy New Year Lynn!!!!
    xxxooo

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  6. I'd suffer through a football game at your house anytime just because of the snacks! These sound nice anytime, even a bunco night! xo

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  7. Aren't they yummy? So glad you liked them! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for linking back! :)

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  8. You are killing me here! Those are something you can only get from home cooking. At first I thought you said they took little assembly work - then I looked at the instructions and wondered what on earth you would consider to be a lot of work. I am sure they are worth the effort - especially if they turned out like yours!

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  9. Happy New Year, Lynnie! Oh, these look delish! I can always count on you to feed me! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  10. Oh these look soooo good. Love the flavors. Watching football, wish I had one or two! HappY Sunday!

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  11. They look good, I'll skip the peppers... Football on now, but I watch in the Kitchen on QVC, good thing we have more than one TV. :)

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  12. Wow! Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Oh my goodness - you would be one popular woman in my house - these look sensational!!!
    Mary x

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  14. I hope I get invited to a football party 'cause I'm bringing these!!! YUM!

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  15. Hi Lynn, This recipe is to die for. My husband and I love anything with jalapenos. Yum.
    Happy 2013.
    xo. Jeanne

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  16. Oh don't let my family see these or we will be buying bacon on a daily basis.

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  17. You come up with some of the best party food. These look delicious, Lynn.

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  18. Holy Cow do these look good. I saw them on Flour Me with Love as I was linking up. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-67/

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  19. Wow, do those ever look like great football munchies!! My guys would love them...need to make soon.

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  20. These really ARE tempting, Lynn. I'll have to think of a mild substitute for the pepper though. Remember, I'm a wimp when it comes to spicy/hot stuff.

    You should have seen me shoveling the snow yesterday to make a path to the grill on the deck & then struggling to get the snow covered canvas off it. I was determined to grill the lamb chops I had bought & I managed, but I told DH we would NOT be grilling again till SPRING! LOL Maybe I'll try this recipe then.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  21. Oh my do these look scrumptious! I was looking for a new recipe to try tonight and this will be it. The line-up of ingredients are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2013/01/mix-it-up-monday.html#more

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  22. I was looking for something to make tonight for the big National Championship game and this will be perfect! My guys love jalapeno poppers so they will love this version for a more substantial dinner bite! Thanks so much, this is going to be "the bomb!"
    Jenna

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  23. Hi there, new and visiting from Menu Monday. These look great- I will have to try them out for the next game. Love the name of your blog BTW :)
    cass-eats.blogspot.com

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  24. I think these could be quite addictive and they're so pretty too!

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  25. Oh, I'll bet these taste just as good as they look. Adding to my 'must try' list.

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  26. Those chicken bombs are da bomb! I'm updating my blog list so I might miss a few of your posts until I set it up. You are finding the best recipes girl!

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  27. Joe and CC would enjoy these very much Lynn. I cannot eat peppers but I don't mind cooking them:}

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  28. Touchdown Lynn! They the perfect football bite and they look delicious!

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  29. PERFECT, I also like your marshmallows in team colors.

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  30. Perfect Super Bowl snacking!

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  31. These look great food for Super Bowl night. I would like to feature these. Thank you for sharing.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-soup-kitchen-recipes-chicken-alfredo-soup

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  32. Hi Lynn,
    What a great appetizer and we are going to just love them. This is perfect for the upcoming bowl game. Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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  33. Wow, that sure looks good. I pinned this for later!

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  34. yeah,I'd like to pop-off a few of these bombs.
    ~Jo @ LoblollyLane

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  35. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

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