Bacon Jalapeno Pepper Chicken Bites

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I never really cared for the cream cheese versions of stuffed jalapeno peppers, so I came up with my own. It takes a little prep work, but they are so worth it! Serve with ranch dressing for dipping.

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound jalapeno peppers

  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins, halved

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • 1 onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 pound bacon, cut in half crosswise

Directions

  1. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Slice stems from jalapeno peppers, cut a long slit into the sides, and remove seeds from peppers.

  3. Sprinkle chicken tenderloin pieces with seasoned salt and garlic powder. Place a piece of chicken into the hollow of each pepper; top with an onion wedge. Wrap pepper completely in bacon and secure with toothpicks. Repeat with remaining peppers, chicken, onion, and bacon.

  4. Grill bacon-wrapped peppers on the preheated grill until chicken tenderloin is no longer pink, the juices run clear, the pepper is tender, and the bacon is crisp, about 15 minutes. Flip peppers occasionally during cooking. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the chicken in a pepper should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

65 Calories
3g Fat
2g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 268mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 126mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.