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.

Alisa

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 appetizers
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

65 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 2.3g 1% DV; fat 3.2g 5% DV; cholesterol 17.6mg 6% DV; sodium 268.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
While everything is better with cream cheese as the other reviews state this is an amazing dairy free option for those who are craving jalapeno poppers and may have an allergy. Also using just bacon as the only fat keeps this light. I used less bacon than the recipe called for to make it lighter. Bravo. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2015
These were very very bland as written. There is no seasoning to flavor these at all. We basted with BBQ sauce the last 5 minutes of cooking and it added a lot of flavor- really the only flavor. If I were to make these again I would- like the last reviewer- add cream cheese. I think I would also add some BBQ sauce to the filling. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2013
I think if you leave the cream cheese in there it would be fantastic!! Lots of flavor exploding! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
While everything is better with cream cheese as the other reviews state this is an amazing dairy free option for those who are craving jalapeno poppers and may have an allergy. Also using just bacon as the only fat keeps this light. I used less bacon than the recipe called for to make it lighter. Bravo. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2015
These were very very bland as written. There is no seasoning to flavor these at all. We basted with BBQ sauce the last 5 minutes of cooking and it added a lot of flavor- really the only flavor. If I were to make these again I would- like the last reviewer- add cream cheese. I think I would also add some BBQ sauce to the filling. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2018
Made a few adjustments and this turned out great. Seasoned chicken with creole seasoning placed cream cheese in peppers and cooked in air fryer. Very good. Will make again with these adjustments. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2019
so so good wow I love it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2016
tried it really liked the results thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2016
Made them with more seasoning; a VERY finely minced Tai chili mixed with garlic powder and salt. Dredged chicken pieces in that mixture and proceeded with the rest of the recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2015
Perfect if you add cream cheese between the chicken send the jalapeno and top with cheddar cheese in the last few minutes Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2016
After reading the reviews l made these changes: added Greek... cream cheese and Greek yogurt which you can find at Walmart& Ralphs. I added just enough of the cream cheese to line the pepper around the inside sliced a whole skinless boneless chicken breast (it's the only thing I had) and with the thinner half cute that into stripes and then into half's once l seasoned them with taco seasoning l you can also find on this site. I soaked the skewers in water for 7 hrs. So the skewers won't burn on the grill. I even tried using turkey bacon on one I had to put two skewers just to hold the t.b. in place and I would suggest putting the turkey bacon popper over direct heat (hot spot) to crisp it up.the chicken breast and the t.b. poppers came out perfectly moist. This recipe is very inventive thank you Alisa for sharing it's a keeper. Read More