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Chicken Bombs


Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

¼ cup finely chopped green onion, or to taste

¼ cup finely chopped green onion, or to taste

1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

salt and ground black pepper to taste

salt and ground black pepper to taste

8 chicken tenders

8 chicken tenders

8 slices bacon

8 slices bacon

8 toothpicks

8 toothpicks

6 tablespoons pepper jelly

6 tablespoons pepper jelly

Directions

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 jalapeño pepper membranes intact before chopping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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