Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Oven Baked Chicken will be hands down one of the most simple and delicious recipes you will make this Game Season. It’s 4 ingredients— count them 4 Main ingredients and your spices for an ingredient list totaling out to be 7!

You only need boneless and skinless chicken breasts, smoked bacon, Colby jack cheese, and jalapeño pepper to make this delicious Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Oven Baked Chicken! It’s also perfect for Gameday Dinners this season; trust me, you won’t hear your husband or his friends complain when they dig into this “Man Approved Chicken Dinner.

 

 

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Oven Baked ChickenI love how flexible this recipe is for Tailgating Parties. I will also include simple grilling instructions below for you and your friends to enjoy at your next Tailgating party at the Game! Pittsburgh will be going toe to toe against Baltimore tomorrow at 8:25 PM. Good luck to “The Steelers Nation” -GO STEELERS!!!!

Now let’s get down to business. Some of you may have never thrown a Football Party or Tailgate Party. Hence, as an expert “Tailgater” and “Football Party Pro,” let me help you be a little more successful with your guests. Below, I have included a list of items you may want to be sure to have on hand, as well as some Do’s and Don’ts!

 

 

 

 

How to be a Pro at your next Football Party & Tailgating Party

  • Dress appropriately for your team by sporting team colors and team jerseys– ladies, pink may be cute for some occasions–but don’t opt for that girly pink jersey, and do not expect the guys to give you a hard time–team colors or jerseys ladies!
  • Let guests know they can bring snacks, side dishes, paper products, beverages, cold beers, etc., to your party. You can even do a potluck if desired.
  • Be sure to buy plenty of paper plates, napkins, plastic silverware, and disposable cups– nothing fancy. Your guests will use 4x of the average amount and throw them away.
  • This brings me to another point be sure to have plenty of trash receptors available in convenient places so your guests won’t leave a huge mess– If you don’t, it’s “Murphy’s Law“. They will leave a mess, and you will be stuck cleaning it.
  • Make or buy a ton of ice before your party. You will be surprised how much ice your guests will go through–those beers won’t stay cold for very long in a cooler.
  • Have plenty of beer on hand. Unless your house is a “Dry House,”  be sure to have on hand 6 beers per person and 4 different brands or make it a point to let guests know they are expected to bring their own drinking pleasures–most people won’t mind since they know it’s more polite not to arrive empty-handed.
  • Have other beverages on hand for guests that do not wish to drink. An intelligent choice is usually a few different soda brands, be sure to get some diet for those who do not consume sugar. I always make a few huge pitchers of iced tea, one without sugar added. Bottled water is also a good thing to have on hand.
  • Have a “Key Bowl”. It’s a MUST–Make everyone aware as they enter the door that they should place their keys in the bowl.No exceptions!! Place the bowl in a safe place. Only release keys to your guests that are safe to drive. It’s your duty as a Host and Friend don’t let friends drive drunk. You will have one guest who may argue, debate with you how sober they are, barter, and plead for their keys–stick to your guns! They will be grateful in the morning.
  • Have plenty of snacks on hand, such as chips, pretzels, dips, salsa, cheeses, crackers, finger foods, and various small appetizers ready and available –your guest is drinking. Let’s absorb some of that alcohol before we have a “That Guy Incident,” there’s always going to be the one clown in the bunch that can not hold their alcohol as well as the others–so keep guests grazing.
  • Prepare as many foods as you can ahead of time so you can enjoy the game and your guests instead of spending it at the BBQ or Kitchen–You’ll miss all the action.
  • If you are Tailgating, pack up plenty of folding or lawn chairs. Also, remind friends tailgating with you to bring theirs if they plan on sitting.
  • It’s also a smart idea to pack up a small grill or grill that fits in your vehicle for tailgating, coolers, plenty of ice, paper plates, napkins, plastic utensils, tongs, spatula, aluminum foil, ziplock bags, plastic wrap, snacks, appetizers, side dishes, and meats you plan on cooking. Be sure to pack foods that are less likely to spoil.
  • Remember to pack cold or hot foods properly; you don’t want your friends or family to get sick. Keep cold foods and perishable items tightly covered and on ice to prevent spoilage or contamination. Hot foods can be stored in thermally insulated bags. Please keep it safe. If in doubt, test the temperatures of cold and hot foods to ensure everyone’s well-being.
  • If you are serving dinner items to your guests  at home  or when tailgating, be sure to keep it simple: Chili, grilled chicken, various chicken wings, baked chicken, cold cuts tray, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, chili dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, potato skins, jalapeño poppers, potato salads, coleslaw, macaroni salads, etc. (If tailgating be sure that any meats, cold cuts, or sides that have eggs or mayonnaise are kept extremely cold!)
  • Most of all, Enjoy the chance to scream and yell, rooting for your favorite team!!!
 
 
 
 

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Oven Baked Chicken

  • Four boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Eight slices of smoked hardwood bacon, uncooked
  • Eight slices of thick Colby jack cheese sliced in half.
  • One jalapeño pepper sliced; remove seeds if desired.
  • Mesquite dry seasoning, to taste
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
 

 

 

 

Instructions for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Oven Baked Chicken

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. If needed, you may wish to have wooden toothpicks on hand to secure the bacon. (Soak toothpicks for 4-5 minutes in water)
  3. Meanwhile, be sure boneless and skinless chicken has been thoroughly washed in cold water to remove meat impurities. Pat chicken dry with clean paper towels or a dish towel, and place to the side.
  4. Season the chicken with dry mesquite seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper before wrapping it with bacon.
  5. You will need 2 slices of bacon for each piece of boneless skinless chicken. An easy method to use when wrapping your bacon around the chicken is to secure the bacon with a toothpick on one side of the chicken and carefully wrap it.
  6. Before securing the bacon, grab a second slice of bacon, secure wrapped and unwrapped bacon in the same place with a toothpick, wrap the second piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick if desired.
  7. Place in a preheated oven of 400 degrees or a hot grill
  8. Place bacon-wrapped chicken on a lightly sprayed broiler pan and cook for about 25 minutes uncovered. Add 3 half slices of Colby Jack cheese to each bacon-wrapped chicken breast, and top with some jalapeno slices. Bake for another 5-10 minutes uncovered or till the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees if unsure.

 

 

 

 

If Grilling the Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Oven Baked Chicken

  1. Before heating the grill, if you have a grill that everything tends to stick to the grill panels, be sure to coat it with a touch of oil or preferably cooking spray (before lighting the grill.)
    Heat BBQ grill on medium-high for about 7-10 minutes
  2. Place bacon-wrapped chicken on a preheated grill and reduce heat to medium heat (be sure to carefully watch for any flare-ups so you can move your chicken according to avoid them.)
  3. Cook each side for about 5-6 minutes, flip the bacon-wrapped chicken breast over, add 3 half slices of Colby Jack cheese to each bacon-wrapped chicken breast, and top with some jalapeno slices. Cook for 5 minutes or till done, or if you are unsure internal temperature is 160-165 degrees.
  4. Serve with BBQ sauce or condiment of choice if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Oven Baked Chicken

Heidy McCallum
This recipe for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Oven Baked Chicken will be hands down one of the most simple and delicious recipes you will make this Game Season. It’s 4 ingredients— count them 4 Main ingredients and your spices for an ingredient list totaling out to be 7!
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 497 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 8 slices Hardwood-smoked bacon
  • 8 slices Colby Jack cheese sliced in half
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper sliced, remove seeds if desired
  • Mesquite dry seasoning to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees
  • You may wish to have wooden toothpicks on hand to secure the bacon if needed. (Soak toothpicks for 4-5 minutes in water)
  • Meanwhile, be sure boneless and skinless chicken has been thoroughly washed in cold water to remove any impurities from the meat. Pat the chicken dry with clean paper towels or a dish towel, place to the side.
  • Season chicken with dry mesquite seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper before wrapping with bacon.
  • You will need 2 slices of bacon for each piece of boneless skinless chicken. An easy method to use when wrapping your bacon around the chicken is to secure bacon with a toothpick on one side of the chicken and carefully wrap it. Before securing bacon, grab a second slice of bacon, secure wrapped and unwrapped bacon in the same place with a toothpick, wrap the second piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick if desired.
  • Place in a preheated oven of 400 degrees or hot grill
  • Place bacon-wrapped chicken on lightly sprayed broiler pan, cook for about 25 minutes uncovered. Add 3 half slices of Colby Jack cheese to each bacon-wrapped chicken breast, top with some jalapeno slices. Bake for another 5-10 minutes uncovered or till the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees if unsure.

If Grilling:

  • Before heating grill, if you have a grill that everything tends to stick to the grill panels, be sure to coat with a touch of oil or preferably cooking spray (before lighting the grill.)
  • Heat BBQ grill on medium-high for about 7-10 minutes
  • Place bacon-wrapped chicken on a preheated grill and reduce heat to medium heat (be sure to carefully watch for any flare-ups so that you can move your chicken according to avoid them.)
  • Cook each side for about 5-6 minutes, flip the bacon-wrapped chicken breast over, add 3 half slices of Colby Jack cheese to each bacon-wrapped chicken breast, top with some jalapeno slices. Cook for 5 minutes or till done, or if you are unsure internal temperature is 160-165 degrees.
  • Serve with BBQ sauce or condiment of choice if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 497kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 61gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 604mgPotassium: 907mgVitamin A: 662IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 395mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bacon, chicken
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  1. 5 stars
    A delicious and easy recipe for that good old chicken breast. I will definitely be making this bacon wrapped jalapeno chicken. I’m always in need of chicken breast creativity. Thanks so much for sharing. Pinned/shared.

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