Three Cheese Chicken Stuffed Jalapeños
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Serves: 12
 
Bacon wrapped jalapenos are a rather simple, spicy, and delicious heavy appetizer. A hint of goat cheese makes them distinctive.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 12 strips
  • 6 large jalapeños, cut in half lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed
  • 6 slices of bacon, cut in half
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrape out the seeds and membranes from the pepper halves. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the softened goat cheese, softened cream cheese, and the finely chopped or shredded chicken. Season with kosher salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cut 6 slices of bacon in half.
  5. Stuff each pepper half with the chicken mixture. Lay a slice of cheddar cheese on top of the chicken on each pepper half. Wrap each pepper half with a piece of bacon and secure the bacon by piercing the pepper with a toothpick.
  6. Place a cooling rack or other wire rack on top of a foil-lined baking pan. Place the peppers on the wire rack. Bake for 25 minutes. If the bacon is not browned sufficiently at this point, cook the peppers under the broiler for one to two minutes, being very careful to not allow them to burn. Serve with buttermilk ranch dressing.
Recipe by kelly yandell at http://www.themeaningofpie.com/2013/06/three-cheese-chicken-stuffed-jalapenos/