Those Bacon Things

Whenever I know I’m going to have the grill going, as I did today, I try to make up a batch of these babies.  When I first started making them, I saw them on a website somewhere with the name “Those Bacon Things”, and that’s what I always call them.  Whatever their name, they are good.

They are also very easy to make–just take some boneless, skinless chicken breast (I used about 3/4 of a large breast to make 12 of these) and cut it into jalapeno-sized chunks.  Halve the jalapenos lengthwise, and scoop out all the seeds with a spoon.  If you do this, and your peppers are kind of mild to start with, you won’t have any heat whatsoever in the finished dish.  Mine today were completely heatless, but I have had them turn out kind of spicy, so your mileage may vary.

Cut a piece of bacon in half crosswise, and wrap it around the stuffed jalapeno half.  Secure with a toothpick.  That’s it!

Grill them until the pepper is soft and the bacon is crisp–the chicken will be done by then.  You can also bake them in a 400 degree oven for however long it takes to get the bacon crisp, but I recommend the grilling for the superior flavor.

Make more than you think you’ll need–they are addictive.  In fact…I think I’m about ready to go eat another one.


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3 Responses to Those Bacon Things

  1. Pat says:

    I have tasted your wonderful “bacon things” and they are fabulous ? I need to make ithem. Do you wear plastic gloves when working with the peppers? I have to be careful of my eyes.

  2. sbuent says:

    I don’t use gloves, but I probably would if I were in your situation, ocularly speaking.

  3. These sound heavenly. I bought a grill a couple of years ago, but we rarely use it. I think I’ll hose it off when we get home and make a batch of these. I’ll need to get a grill basket for Chuck’s veggies.

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