Author: Simple Foodie

Jalapeno Chicken

Jalapeno Chicken

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Servings: 6

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Jalapeno Chicken Recipe. A masterpiece of flavors all rolled up into one. The layers start with smokey bacon, followed by tender chicken, spicy jalapeno, and soothing melted Monterey Jack Cheese.


chicken breast - boneless & skinless - frozen 6 defrosted
salt 1/2 tsp to taste
black pepper 1/4 tsp to taste
jalapeno chile 3 sliced in half and seeded
Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 cup grated
bacon 1/2 lb
toothpicks 6
Basting Liquid
olive oil 1/2 cup
white distilled vinegar 1/4 cup
salt 1 tsp to taste
black pepper 1/2 tsp to taste


  1. In a bowl whisk together the olive oil, white distiled vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic and pound with a mallet or rolling pin. Pound until the chicken is about a 1/4 inch thick all the way around. Be careful not to tear holes in the chicken. Salt and pepper each side to taste.
  3. Take a jalapeno chile half and stuff with the grated Monterey Jack cheese.
  4. Place the cheese stuffed jalapeno at the end of the flattened chicken breast and roll up.
  5. Wrap a piece of bacon around the rolled up chicken breast and secure with a tootpick.
  6. If you are using a gas grill set the temperature to medium. If you are using a charcoal barbeque get the coals to the point that white ash is showing and the coals are glowing and are spread out in an even layer.
  7. Place on grill and cook for 10 minutes.
  8. Turn over and baste with the basting liquid.
  9. Cook for an additional 10 minutes and baste with the remaining basting liquid.