Saturday, September 1, 2012

Chicken Bombs

These little guys are fun to bring to any barbecue! We've been grilling them up for years now, but really didn't know what to call them. The kids started calling them "Chicken Bombs" and the name sorta stuck. Oh, I suppose I could call them " Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Cheddar, Cream Cheese, And Jalapeños." But why go to all that trouble and formality? IT'S BARBECUE FOOD! And they REALLY are little bombs of deliciousness! Don't judge...just enjoy!

My husband really got a kick out of me trying to make them look dignified here! (They are the very definition of  obnoxious grill food!) One more strip of bacon and they'd be downright obscene!

SO, if it's naughty food you're in the mood for, Chicken Bombs definitely deliver! I really like them with fresh jalapeños. If that's too much spice for you, try them with a few strips of green bell pepper instead. Or maybe some canned whole green chiles. You will still have all the flavor of these bad boys, minus the heat.




Ingredients:
5 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
5 jalapeño peppers
20 strips of bacon
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated colby jack or cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup BBQ sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray's)

Directions:
1.) Slice chicken breasts in half WIDTH wise (Each half will make 1 Chicken Bomb). Place between two pieces of wax paper and pound to 1/4 inch thickness. *A rolling pin also does the trick. Season each with salt a pepper. 
2.) Slice jalapeños in half LENGTH wise and remove seeds, ribs, and the end with the stem.
3.) In a small bowl, mix your softened cream cheese with your grated colby jack.
4.) Fill each jalapeño half with about 1 Tbs cheese mixture. (Sometimes I use more)
5.) Place 1 jalapeño half at the end of each pounded breast piece. Roll over and together. *It doesn't always close the way you think it should. No worries! The bacon will pull it all together.
6.) Wrap each breast piece with 2 slices of bacon. I do 1 at a time (obviously), and just sort of wrap tightly and tuck the ends of the bacon under the strips. It all comes together in the cooking process. I promise you do not need toothpicks!
7.) Preheat your grill to 350 degrees. Cook over indirect heat for 20-25 minutes; turning every 4-5 minutes. Baste chicken with BBQ sauce each time you turn it. Giving it one final basting right before it's done. Chicken is ready when it reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees. If you don't have a meat thermometer, pierce chicken with a fork. If juices run clear, it's done! *Makes 10 Chicken Bombs

To Bake: Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Basting with BBQ sauce a few times during cooking. Baste once again when finished, and place under broil setting for a few minutes so bacon can crisp completely.

P.S. If you plan to share this dish on your blog or FB Group Page, please be courteous, and add the link to this post. Please DO NOT copy and paste the recipe and list of ingredients in it's entirety. It saddens me that I even have to add this post script. But there have been so many people who have tried to pawn this dish off as their own. Even going so far as to use my photo and crop out my name. That's not nice. And it's actually ILLEGAL. Thank you!



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97 comments:

  1. These look delicious! Newest GFC Follower from the Weekend Blog Walk. Would love a follow back! Off to check out some more yummy recipes...

    Julia
    www.momontherunx2.com
    @momontherunx2

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  2. I drooled a little! Those look delish! I'm a new GFC follower & I found ya on the BlogLovin hop, I'm following ya there too. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. These look amazing!! I will be making these for my husbands birthday coming up! He loved Jalapeno poppers and these fit the bill! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  4. These look fantastic! I can't wait to try them out on my guys! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings!

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  5. Another one of your recipes that I MUST try. This looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

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  6. Oh my, these sound amazing! Pinning and can't wait to try!

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  7. Oh my, these look and sound so good, you really come up with some great recipes. This I will try love chicken with a little heat inside! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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    1. Oh thank you! Sweet of you to say!

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  8. This sounds so delicious, thanks for sharing!! Found your blog via Jam Hands, now following.

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  9. Wow, everyone in my family would love these,and that's a rare recipe for me to find! Found you through Trick or Treat Tuesday and I'm glad I did!

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    1. I know what you mean! It's always so nice to find something for everyone! Thanks for stopping by! I will be sure to say hello on your blog!

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  10. Some think chicken is boring!!! Ha not with these babies! I LOVE these!!! Pinning!

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  11. Everything's better with bacon! This look amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

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  12. Leslie i have a question the list of ingredients says 5 peppers and 5 breasts gut you only use half in each breastor do you put them side by side before you role it up ? thnx

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    1. Hi there! It's 5 breasts and 5 peppers. The breasts are sliced in half widthwise and then pounded thin. Slice your peppers in half lengthwise. Should equal half a pepper per half breast. Hope this helps. I'm away from my computer for the day. I'll go through and make any changes to my post if needed. You should have 10 chicken bombs when all is said and done. Thanks! :)

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe was chosen to be on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday #57! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/todays-feature-post-cast-party-57-2/

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    1. Yay!!! Thank you so much!!! I will for sure stop by this evening when I'm at my computer!

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  14. Delicious! These look amazing...now I'm hungry! ;)

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  15. Yum! We would love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...just posted it! Thanks!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/09/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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  16. You had me at chicken, but the bacon and the two cheeses put it over the top! LOL They look totally delicious and quick to throw together. I'm seeing a lot of these being served at family parties. Thanks!

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  17. It's like a chicken jalapeno popper, this is one of those "why didn't I ever think of that" moments! I would love for you to come link up on I Freakin' did it Fridays over at Miss Information
    http://www.missinformationblog.com/2012/09/hey-everyone-welcome-back-to-this-week.html

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  18. My bacon obsessed spice food teenager will love these. I will pin this. Thanks for sharing your recipe on foodie friday.

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  19. oh my goodness deliciousness. thanks for linking up to spicy spotlight!

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  20. Leslie! My hubby wants to know when we can come for dinner? He's drooling over these! I'm featuring them this week at Addicted to Recipes :-) http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/2012/09/scrumptious-sunday-27-features.html

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  21. Oh my Gosh Leslie. These look amazing.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  22. Oh, I have bookmarked these and will be making this. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope you're having a great weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  23. These look SOOOOOOOO good!! Pinned of course ;) Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  24. Yum! These look SO good. I can't wait to give them a try! Thanks so much for linking up to Sunday Round Up! :)

    -Kayla :)

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  25. These look wonderful! :D Thanks for sharing one of your family faves!

    ~Melissa
    www.mywatermelonmoon.com
    I love visitors! Come by and see me some time!
    I'm trying to get 100 followers before the end of the month, hope you decide to join me too!

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  26. Found your link over at Lemon Sugar. These look so good! Pinning to my board and definitely adding to my weeknight repertoire. Glad I clicked on the link!

    Sherri @ The Kitchen Prescription

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  27. Holy moley these look yummy. Pinning for later inspiration!

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  28. What a great combo. My hubbie would love that! I've had fun looking over your blog. I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' in my link party...it's hosted on Saturdays, but you can still enter today. I hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com/2012/09/hello-weekend-50-mikarose-giveaway.html

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  29. Yay! You were featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday. Thanks so much for partying with us :)

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  30. One word. YUM! What a great share! I just pinned your recipe. I saw your feature at Jams Hands ~ Recipe Sharing Monday! Have a great week! Cheers!

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  31. OMG I really really want these!! They look fantastic :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders link party! Hope to see you back on Thursday Have a great day :)

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  32. Wow, this looks amazing - give a guy something to grill with bacon - a happy camper! I'll share this with Dearest - and I am featuring this post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday party - I appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

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    1. Hi Kathy! This is truly a "guy" dish that all us ladies love too! Thank you so much for the feature! I will be sure to stop by!

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  33. This is making me drool! I think I'll need to bust out the BBQ this weekend! We'd love for you to share this at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/09/riverton-housewives-round-up-32.html

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  34. What a delicious combo of flavors!! I will be FEATURING this recipe this week. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  35. So awesome! Pinning and featuring tonight! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  36. I featured your Chicken Bomb and Cornbread Salad today!
    Kim~madeinaday

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  37. So excited about these, i must make them really soon, oh i pinned them too, yay

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  38. These look AMAZING! Gotta have some soon. Pinned.

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  39. Congrats your chicken is being featured today on foodie friday. Stop by and get your featured button. I will also be pining and tweeting your recipe this week.

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  40. Thanks so much for stopping by to share this! I would love to have you come again today, the link party just opened up! Each week I pick two favorites to reshare on the blog, pin, and follow on Pinterest. I would love to see more of 'Your Great Ideas,' and I know my readers would too. :)

    www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  41. You've Been featured at Sunday Round Up! Have a great week :),

    Kayla

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  42. I just shared this post on my Facebook page as one of last weeks Freedom Fridays Five Faves! I also tweeted it:)

    http://www.facebook.com/MyTurnForUs

    Have an awesome weekend!

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    1. Hi Evelyn! Thanks so much for sharing my dish! :)

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  43. Can't wait to try these. There's no doubt they'll be awesome. Thanks for sharing.


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  44. I just made these yesterday and posted about them-very good! Thanks for such a fun idea:@)

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  45. Love this--and planning to make it this weekend!
    Thanks for linking up to the oldies party this week--the new party will be live on Monday night.
    AND, I'm excited to be featuring this oldie, but definitely a goodie!
    Nancy

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    1. Thanks for the feature! I really appreciate it!

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  46. Ok. Guess I'm the only one confused by "width"wise. Not just split the breast in half? Can you help me visualize? And oh yeah,yum!

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    1. I probably need to go in and rewrite that part. I was just reading it, and can totally see how It's confusing. But here's how I do it:

      1.) The chicken breast is laying on the cutting board.
      2.) I simply cut the breast in half. Just slice the knife right across the the breast at the center. *I'm not filleting it.
      3.) Then I pound each half to 1/4 inch thickness (maybe even thinner)
      4.) I lay the pepper on it. Roll it tight. *It actually doesn't completely close.
      5.) I use the bacon strips to close it all up.

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  47. My son came up with something similar to this for steak (he uses deer steaks) but marinades the meat in Catalina dressing and chops up the peppers. I do it in the food processor to make it easy on myself! It is so yummy!! I never thought of using chicken instead. I'll have to try these after I go to the store and get the peppers.

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    1. The possibilities are endless, aren't they? I hope you like them. :)

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  48. Oh yum! Will be trying these for dinner tomorrow, could I substitute the jalapenos for spinach???

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    1. Of course. It will have a very different taste, though. So keep that in mind. Let me know how they turn out! :)

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    2. Will do, I'm preping them now :) I would love to try them with jalapenos but got little kiddies who don't like hot food.

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    3. I completely understand :)

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  50. JUST MADE THESE. UNREAL. SUPER EASY TO MAKE AND THEY TASTE EVEN BETTER THAN THEY LOOK. A+ all the way!!!

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  51. I stumbled upon an FB page that seems to posting recipes and photos without giving credit or links back to the blogger. I found this recipe on there. Just thought you should know. https://www.facebook.com/Proudparentsyay

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know.

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  52. I LOVED these!! Thank you so much for the recipe!

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  53. Just made this recipe. It was excellent! Thanks very much!

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    1. You're so welcome. Glad you liked them! :)

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  54. These look SO good, thank you! But I wanted to let you know I saw this recipe on a Facebook page, your image and recipe. I can't find it now so hopefully it was removed, but this is the page they were on:
    https://www.facebook.com/carl.barbaro1?ref=ts&fref=ts

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    1. Thank you so much for the heads-up. I have had several people contact me about this page in particular. I have messaged him, asking him to please add my link. I have received no response back.

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  55. Made these tonight. They were great, thanks for the recipe!

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you liked them!

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  56. These are so good this is my third weekend in a row that have cooked them.

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    1. Awesome! I am so happy you like them!

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    2. The only thing I change is I season the chicken a little and make my own texas apricot bbq sauce. Since my wife doesnt like bacon I use turkey bacon.

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    3. I bet your sauce is delicious!

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  57. I made these last night, however I did not use the BBQ sauce and I pan fried mine. Never the less they were absolutely divine. I will definetly make them aain!

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  58. These look amazing...I look forward to trying them. I am trying to imagine finished size of each portion...how many bombs do you consider an adult serving? Thanks :) p.s. found you through skinnyms site.

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    1. I would say 2 is a good amount. My husband would completely disagree! lol!

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  59. If this is your own creation I wanted to let you know it is posted on food,com on this page http://www.food.com/recipe/chicken-bombs-499604 Just thought you might want to know .

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie!
      It is my own creation. I have been in contact with food.com. They have since gone back and edited their post; my name is now on there. It's hard to keep track of all the different site that share my recipes. So I always appreciate when someone alerts me. Thanks again!

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  60. I understand your comment about claiming a recipe as their own, when they find it on the net. This is why I never publish my treasured recipes. But I am glad that you did as my family loves your recipe and I make it often. Thank Leslie, and be rest assured that I will give the credit to you.

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn!
      I am so happy you enjoyed my dish!

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  61. Wow gotta try this for my super bowl party. My mom use to make these but it was just the chicken wrapped in bacon rolled in brown sugar and then put on the grill with the bbq sauce. Never had them stuffed can't wait to make them.

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    1. Hi, Krystal!
      These are EXCELLENT for Super Bowl parties! Enjoy!

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  62. I've made these for years, got the idea from a grocery store that I frequented in Kansas City Missouri! They are called Cowboy Grillers!

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  63. Think I could make these ahead of time and freeze in wax paper for later? Mmm.

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    1. Hi, Kinzie! Sorry for my slow response. I am just now seeing your comment. I wouldn't recommend freezing these. It will alter the texture of the cream cheese.

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