Let me tell you a fact about life. Sometimes, you are gonna get bored. And when that happens, you might just end up doing something stupid in the kitchen. And when I say stupid, I mean crazy. And when I say crazy, I just mean ridiculous. And probably, it will taste delicious. Let’s be real here. People dig that shit.
**Please don’t start calling me Buddha or Dalai Lama because of my abundant wisdom. I’m not Spanish.**
This recipe was birthed out of boredom. And the desire to just do something stupid crazy delicious. And maybe just a little bit gluttonous. Because sometimes you just really need something to be wrapped in bacon. Mmmkay?
IT’S NOT WRONG AND I WOULDN’T CARE IF IT WAS.
So, stop staring at me through the screen with your judgment.
This recipe makes six chicken breasts and most importantly, it has bacon. So shut up your face and get bizzzy.
BBQ Bacon Twisted Chicken
6 Chicken Breasts, butterflied
3 Jalapenos, seeded and halved
1 package Low-Fat Cream Cheese, softened and whipped
1 package Bacon
BBQ Sauce of Your Choice
Thyme & Garlic Powder, to taste
Do you see what I mean? Sometimes bacon is just stupidly necessary.
Start by mixing a dash of thyme and garlic powder in with the cream cheese. If you let it soften, doing this won’t give you a heart attack from over-exertion. Stuff an incredibly liberal amount of cream cheese into each jalapeno half and place each one into the butterflied chicken breasts. Wrap the chicken pretty tight around the pepper so that everything sticks together.
Next, depending on how big your bacon is, wrap the chicken so that it is covered to death in bacon because if you don’t then every bite won’t be bacon and then you will be more sad than a poor kid who dropped his newly purchased ice cream cone in a pile of dog feces and this is not a run-on sentence, former English Professors of mine that I love.
Repeat this previous step until you’re done wrapping all your chicken, because duh, cover each one with a crazy amount of BBQ sauce. With this recipe, you can either bake or grill. I love to grill because duh, but baking is just as easy and delicious. If you’re grilling, you can use toothpicks to keep each breast intact. If you’re baking, just place each breast “seam-side” down. You’ll be Gucci (that means "good," according to the kids these days).
Cover the dish with foil and bake at 375 for about 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for about another 15 minutes. It makes the BBQ get all sticky and sexy on the bacon. Since this recipe is a conglomerate of fatty delicious tasty, use a meat thermometer to ensure that it is fully cooked. Once chicken reaches about 190-195, you’re ready to party (imagine yourself dancing around your house with a whole chicken breast smeared on your face).
Don’t feel guilty when you make this. Feel like a proud American.