Jalapeno Chicken Wraps Recipe
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Jalapeno Chicken Wraps Recipe

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These easy appetizers are always a hit at parties! Zesty strips of chicken and bits of onion sit in jalapeno halves that are wrapped in bacon and grilled. Serve them with blue cheese or ranch salad dressing for dipping. —Leslie Buenz, Tinley Park, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 20 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 20 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 small onion, cut into strips
  • 15 jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, halved widthwise
  • Blue cheese salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 101 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Cut chicken into 2-in. x 1-1/2-in. strips. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, seasoned salt and paprika; add chicken and shake to coat. Place a chicken and onion strip in each jalapeno half. Wrap each with a piece of bacon and secure with toothpicks.
  2. Grill, uncovered, over indirect medium heat for 18-20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and bacon is crisp, turning once. Serve with blue cheese dressing. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Jalapeno Chicken Wraps in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p27

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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d_romero User ID: 3062557 123653
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Love these more than the ones filled with cream cheese, will make them often!"

tlwoodard User ID: 1581776 205507
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"We have been making these for several years, we love them. We sometimes make them just for the 2 of us & enjoy the leftovers. We have also served them when friends come over & they are a big hit."

bdfloyd User ID: 4644505 50955
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"We have loved this recipe for years! I have taken to baking them in the oven for 30 minutes at 375 then grilling on medium for about 10 minutes more (to get the grilled flavor) because I was having massive grill flare-ups and burning them. I also use metal skewers instead of toothpicks - 3 or 4 to a skewer makes them easier to turn and handle."

kathy86 User ID: 5653645 128753
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"loved it and next time make double the amount for guests!"

kathy86 User ID: 5653645 125957
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Awesome snack, plan to make double recipe!"

castiron cooker User ID: 2755402 62576
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"These can be grilled in a grill basket skipping the need for toothpicks. Great with ranch dressing too!"

noramoreno User ID: 2749993 205506
Reviewed May. 9, 2008

"They are wonderful and well worth the wait...."

kprien User ID: 3000994 47274
Reviewed May. 7, 2008

"be careful with the jalepenos they burn your hands but this is also wonderful with shrimp instead of the chicken"

bobbie1 User ID: 2654925 205505
Reviewed May. 3, 2008

"I make these a lot! Everyone raves about them. Prep time is well worth the effort. I create an assembly line with family & friends. Fun and delicious, low carb, too

Bobbie Naegele, Harrison, OH"

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