Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon wrapped buffalo jalapeno poppers combine the best of the world of spice, buffalo chicken and bacon. We season some chicken buffalo wing style, stuff into jalapenos, and then wrap these with bacon.

Ingredients

Chicken breast 1 Pound , ground
Ranch dressing mix 1 Packet
Hot wing sauce 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
Celery rib 1 , mince
Ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
Jalapeno chili peppers 12 Large , cored and seeded
Bacon strips 6 , cut in half

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.

MAKING

2. In a bowl combine the chicken breast with the ranch dressing mix, hot sauce, vegetable oil, minced celery and ground black pepper. Mix well.

3. Remove the tops of the jalapenos and remove the seeds using a corer.

4. Place jalapenos in the jalapeno grilling rack.

5. Add half the chicken mixture into a zip top plastic bag and cut a small hole in the corner.

6. Using the zip lock bag as a pastry bag, squeeze chicken mixture into each jalapeno.

7. Wrap each jalapeno with 1/2 strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

8. Place the rack of peppers on the grill and cook at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

9. Check the internal temperature of the chicken with an instant read thermometer, it should read 165 degrees. Remove from grill and allow to cool.

SERVING

10. Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.

TIPS

If you do not have a jalapeno grilling tool, you can simply slide the jalapeno by slicing it on one side.

If you do not like your peppers too hot, you can remove the seeds. Removing the seeds from the peppers will help remove some of the heat.

Spoon in about 1 to 2 teaspoons of the chicken mixture in the pepper. Wrap it closed by wrapping the bacon around the pepper. Pierce the bacon wrapped jalapeno pepper onto the metal skewer, each skewer can hold several peppers. Lay the skewers over a 9 by 13 inch baking dish. This will have the peppers upright, and all of the bacon grease will drip away from the pepper.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 183Calories from Fat 82

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1090 mg45.42%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 19 g38%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet