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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.

Recipe Summary

35 mins
1 hr
25 mins
8 servings


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


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

  • 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; protein 17g; carbohydrates 11g; fat 14.9g; cholesterol 72.1mg; sodium 348.3mg. Full Nutrition