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Mexican Chicken With Spicy Bacon

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  Serrano peppers 2
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Ground cloves 1 Dash
  Ground cinnamon 1 Dash
  Bacon slices 4 , partially cooked
  Whole chicken 1

Remove stems from peppers.
Slit open; remove seeds and ribs.
Finely chop peppers and garlic.
Place in small bowl.
Stir in cloves and cinnamon.
Gut bacon into 1-inch pieces.
Lift skin layer of chicken at neck cavity.
Insert hand, lifting skin from meat along breast, thigh and drumstick.
Using small metal spatula, spread pepper mixture evenly over meat, under skin.
Place layer of bacon pieces over pepper mixture.
Skewer neck skin to back.
Tie legs securely to tail and twist wing tips under back of chicken.
Insert meat thermometer in center of thigh muscle, not touching bone.
Arrange medium-hot Briquets around drip pan.
Place chicken, breast side up, over drip pan.
Cover grill and cook about 1 hour or until meat thermometer registers 185°F Garnish with cherry tomatoes and serrano chili peppers, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3283 Calories from Fat 2067

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 229 g352.8%

Saturated Fat 65.8 g329.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1131.8 mg377.3%

Sodium 1181.9 mg49.2%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.93 g3.7%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 282 g563.5%

Vitamin A 44.3% Vitamin C 54.6%

Calcium 19% Iron 76.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mexican Chicken With Spicy Bacon Recipe