This is a great recipe to have with friends and family, or for a buffet line. I love to invite a few friends over and serve this with a few other appetizers. A friend brought me a version of this recipe and through a little tweaking we were able to come up with this great dish.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Set a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.

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  • Mix cream cheese, green onion, jalapeno pepper, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

  • Pound chicken tenders into a rectangular shape with the flat side of a meat tenderizer. Place 3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of each tender; fold into a pouch.

  • Wrap a slice of bacon around each pouch and secure with a toothpick. Top with some pepper jelly. Arrange on the wire rack.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp and chicken juices run clear, about 35 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Be advised that the recipe can be very spicy if you leave the jalapeno pepper membranes intact before chopping.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; 14.9 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 348 mg sodium. 11 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2017
This dish was juicy and full of flavor. The cream cheese filling is very rich and I was surprised how full I was after eating only two (which is probably the healthy size portion). I didn't have jalapeños on hand so I substituted a half can of diced chiles instead. I also added some chopped bell pepper dehydrated onion mix and garlic to the cream cheese mixture. I did not put any jelly on top because I can only handle a little bit of spice. Honestly I don't think it needed any other flavor on top. Next time I make this I will put it under the broiler for two minutes to top it off as I'd like the bacon a little more crispy and the cheese oozing out the sides a little burnt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2019
didn't work out for me using tenders. Cheese would not stay wrapped up in tender. For the last pieces I just put the ingredients on top. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2017
This dish was juicy and full of flavor. The cream cheese filling is very rich and I was surprised how full I was after eating only two (which is probably the healthy size portion). I didn't have jalapeños on hand so I substituted a half can of diced chiles instead. I also added some chopped bell pepper dehydrated onion mix and garlic to the cream cheese mixture. I did not put any jelly on top because I can only handle a little bit of spice. Honestly I don't think it needed any other flavor on top. Next time I make this I will put it under the broiler for two minutes to top it off as I'd like the bacon a little more crispy and the cheese oozing out the sides a little burnt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2017
This dish was juicy and full of flavor. The cream cheese filling is very rich and I was surprised how full I was after eating only two (which is probably the healthy size portion). I didn't have jalapeños on hand so I substituted a half can of diced chiles instead. I also added some chopped bell pepper dehydrated onion mix and garlic to the cream cheese mixture. I did not put any jelly on top because I can only handle a little bit of spice. Honestly I don't think it needed any other flavor on top. Next time I make this I will put it under the broiler for two minutes to top it off as I'd like the bacon a little more crispy and the cheese oozing out the sides a little burnt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2016
I will make these again very soon and purchase the pepper jelly that I didn't happen to have on hand. The only thing I did was to use shishito peppers rather than jalapenos but that was a minor change since my peppers were quite spicy. I would put out a warning to be careful not to overcook the chicken. I'd start checking at 25 minutes because mine was a touch overdone. I must admit however to having turned on the broiler for the bacon for one minute at the very end. But still this is a company-worthy recipe for sure! YUM! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2016
Didn't have the pepper jelly but followed the recipe otherwise and it was a huge hit Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2016
Loved this! Enough said! You really don't even need the pepper jelly because these stand out on their own without it. Perfect and thank you for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2018
The family loved them. I followed the directions as it was written because it was the first time making them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2017
I didn't use any jalapeno because my husband hates them. This recipe still came out wonderful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2019
My daughter made this dish for us. It was delicious. Very flavorful. Mix of sweet and spicy was spot on. We will definitely make these again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2017
I've found that pickled jalapeños work better than fresh. Also my version would put a small taste of BBQ sauce on the chicken followed by a sprinkle of brown sugar replacing the pepper jelly. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
wonderful simple recipe 2 per adult keep the chicken thin under quarter in and check 5 minutes early made some with jelly some with barbeque some plain. Family liked the plain best Will add 2 jalapeno peppers next time. Get the kids involved will make again Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2019
didn't work out for me using tenders. Cheese would not stay wrapped up in tender. For the last pieces I just put the ingredients on top. Read More