Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Chicken
Indulge in a flavor explosion with these Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Chicken breasts. Rastelli's Boneless Chicken Breast is stuffed with a creamy and tangy cream cheese and cheddar cheese mixture, along with spicy jalapeno halves, then wrapped in savory bacon and basted with BBQ sauce for a smoky and spicy kick. Cooked to juicy perfection in a smoker or oven, these chicken breasts are a delicious and unique twist on classic jalapeno poppers, perfect for a memorable and flavorful meal.
Split the jalapenos in half and remove the seeds and ribs.
Combine the cream cheese mixture in a separate bowl, and then use the back of a spoon to press the filling into the jalapeno halves. Place the halves back together.
Press down with one hand on top of the breasts and use the other hand with the knife parallel to the cutting board to slowly slice through the breast. Leave one side of the breast completely intact.
Set the stuffed popper in the middle of the opened breast and then fold the top flap of the chicken over to envelop the popper completely.
Wrap in Bacon, use 4 pieces per breast and secure with toothpick.
With your smoker (or oven) preheated to 250 degrees F, place the stuffed chicken on the smoker or in the oven. Close the lid and cook until the internal temperature has reached 150 degrees F.
When the chicken reaches 150 degrees F, baste with BBQ sauce.
Continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.