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Jalapeño and Chicken Bombs

Published July 24, 2013 by ericasnailsandmore

Jalapeno Chicken Bombs

INGREDIENTS
5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts-makes 10 bombs
5 jalapeños, sliced in half lengthwise and cleaned
20 slices bacon
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup colby jack or cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup BBQ sauce

DIRECTIONS
Slice chicken breasts in half (like a hamburger bun), place between wax paper and pound until it’s 1/4″ thick.
Season with salt and pepper.
Mix the two cheeses together and smear about 1 Tbsp into each pepper half (just use up the cheese between all of the peppers).
Place the pepper on the chicken breast and wrap it up as best you can. I suggest placing the pepper cheese side down so it gets completely covered by the chicken.
Wrap each chicken breast completely with two pieces of bacon. Start at one end, wrap half the breast and finish the second half with the other piece of bacon.
Cook on a preheated 350 degree grill over indirect heat for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Turn every 5 minutes and baste with BBQ sauce each time you turn it.
For oven: Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Baste a couple times and finish under the broiler to set the BBQ sauce. **I suggest a 400 degree oven and no BBQ sauce for the first 20 minutes, turning once to help cook the bacon. Then reduce heat to 375, change pans to lose some of the bacon fat (if you don’t have a broiler pan), cover in BBQ sauce and finish baking.

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Pizza Balls

Published July 19, 2013 by ericasnailsandmore

Pizza Balls

INGREDIENTS
3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 ct)
60 pepperoni slices (2 per biscuit)
Block of cheese (Colby/Monterey Jack or Chedder)
1 beaten egg
Parmesan Cheese
Italian Seasoning
Garlic Powder
1 jar pizza sauce

DIRECTIONS
Slice cheese into approx. 28 squares.  Flatten each biscuit and stack pepperoni and cheese on top (Like in the picture).  Gather edges of biscuit and secure on top of the roll.  Line rolls in greased 9×13 pan.  Brush with beaten egg.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.  Bake at 425°F for 18 to 20 mins.  Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.  ENJOY!!

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Jalapeño Popper Dip

Published July 18, 2013 by ericasnailsandmore

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INGREDIENTS
1 4oz can diced jalapeños, well drained OR 4-6 fresh jalapenos, roasted and diced (include seeds if you like it really spicy)
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup + 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon dried parsley

DIRECTIONS
In a mixer or by hand, combine cream cheese and sour cream.
Add cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, and diced jalapenos, mix well.
Spoon into 8×8 baking dish, spreading evenly.
Blend bread crumbs, melted butter, 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese, and dried parsley, using a fork or your fingers, until crumbly.
Sprinkle the buttery crumb topping evenly over the cream cheese mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until hot and breadcrumbs are golden brown. Do not overcook.
Serve with bread or crackers.

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