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Jalapeno Quail Appetizers

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"'My husband quail-hunts every season, and this recipe has become our favorite way to serve the birds. The bacon keeps the meat from drying out, and the jalapeno lends a little zip,' shares Diana Johnston of Kingston, Oklahoma, 'I sometimes serve these cute bundles as a main dish.'"
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Cut each jalapeno half into three long strips. Place a strip widthwise in the center of each quail breast; roll up from a short side. Wrap each with a bacon strip and secure with toothpicks. Place in a large resealable plastic bag. Add salad dressing; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill appetizers, covered, over indirect medium heat for 16-20 minutes or until quail juices run clear and bacon is crisp, turning occasionally.


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i didnt use the italian dressing,i changed it up a little bit and used a teriyaki came out delicious.the bacon keeps the quail tender and delicious.good recipe.

This recipe is a must for any wildgame feast. These are awesome and I can't believe I actually liked them. I used a spruce grouse instead of quail. The meat was so tender! However, the toothpi...

These are so good! Cooking them on the grill is the best! Also, if I don't have quail then I just wrap the bacon around the jalapeno and they are still delicious!

Wonderful! My husband was served quail with jalapenos and bacon on a hunt and asked me to try this with the quail he brought home over the weekend. I was so pleased to find this recipe. So ea...