A little while ago I came across a recipe for bacon wrapped buffalo chicken jalapeno poppers on Copy Kat Recipes that sounded so good! Unfortunately I was all snacked out after the big football game so I very reluctantly set the recipe aside for another time. Although I resisted making them for a while, over the weekend I broke down and made them using some leftover cooked shredded chicken from the freezer. I did not really stand a chance, I mean this recipe combines two irresistible snacks, jalapeno poppers and buffalo chicken wings, into one and then wraps them up in bacon and I just had to find out how amazing the combination was!
I made a few changes to the recipe starting out by pre-roasting the jalapeno peppers a bit to help ensure that they are nice and tender by the time the bacon is done cooking. I commonly like to pair blue cheese with buffalo chicken so I added some to the stuffed jalapenos but I went easy on the blue cheese and mellowed it out with some cheddar for those that are not as appreciative of blue cheese as I am. To make up for it I served the bacon wrapped buffalo chicken jalapeno poppers with some blue cheese sauce for dipping and I also provided carrot and celery sticks for even more dipping pleasure.
Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
Jalapeno peppers stuffed with spicy buffalo chicken and blue cheese and wrapped with bacon!
- 12 large jalapenos, cut in half with seeds removed
- 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or diced and warm
- 1/4 cup hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
- 12 slices bacon, cut in half
- 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing (or ranch dressing) (optional)
- Place the jalapenos in a single layer on a baking pan with the cut side down and roast in a preheated 350F/180C oven for 10 minutes.
- Mix the hot sauce and the melted butter and then mix in the chicken.
- Fill the jalapenos with the buffalo chicken, top with cheese and wrap with bacon securing everything with a tooth pick.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the bacon is cooked, about 20-25 minutes.
- Serve warm with blue cheese dressing for dipping.
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Those look amazing! So many of my favorite snacks in one bite. I will be doubling the blue cheese and leaving out the cheddar when I make them. I love blue cheese.
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o, those look irresistible!! I don't think i could eat just one! anne
I agree on the combination of jalapeno and bacon. I am glad that you finally gave it a try. Sounds like a perfect finger food for parties. Thanks for sharing.
These look so good! *___*
Oh bacon, my best friend.
This looks delish!
Could you combine more of my favorite foods in one dish? No.
Hi Kevin! I need your help, I'm lost in recipes and I just keep getting more confused…
I'll host a dinner for 11 people tomorrow evening. I'm planning to have some starters and then four cheese spinach pasta and chicken as the main course. However, I'm soooo confused about the chicken. I want to serve the pasta and chicken together, so the flavours should be in harmony. What kind of a chicken recipe would you recommend? I'm inclined to your maple/mustard chicken but I'm not sure how well it would go with the cheesy spinach pasta. should I go for something with pesto? so unsure… please help!! 🙂
OMG, I am in love! Plus, it is low-carb so I can eat it on South Beach or Atkins!!! YUM! Making them this weekend!
Yum yum yummy! And low-carb, too!! Woo-hoo!
Girlie Blogger says
I cannot eat jalapenos, but these look delicious. They would make great appetizers. Seattle Beauty and Fashion – Girlie Blog Seattle
mireia badia says
I love blue cheese and this whole mixture of flavours looks fantastic!
Irresistible! I love spicy.
I will be making these for our next office pot luck!
miss elle says
Mmmm looks so good!! http://misseelle.blogspot.com/ xo
I just saw a jalapeno popper recipe in another blog a couple days ago… and now another one. These yummies are haunting me. Love the wrap-around bacon!
Hi dear. The picture on the food looks delicious.
Cooking on a Dime says
Those look pretty darn delicious!
Miss Torchy says
OMG, I think I seriously just died and went to heaven knowing there's a recipe out there skillfully combining all my favorite 'bar' foods. I can't wait to try this!!!
Those are some kick butt poppers, Kevin. One of my favorite appetizers of all time.
Wow. That looks absolutely amazing. I'm going to keep reading your blog in hopes that some of the talent rubs off:)
Yeah, I did as many others and left the cheddar out of mine, but in others I added it. Also, for the kids, I used similarly shaped sweet pepper that are sold in packages at the grocery store. They are so festive during Christmas! These things are so awesome and always such a huge hit!!!!
Mmm that looks good. Bacon really does go well with anything!
BS' In The Kitchen says
These look so good! Can't go wrong combining some of your most popular recipes! I think the next most logical step would be to put these in a grilled cheese!
Lacey in the City says
Oh my goodness – when this title popped up on my blog reel, I just HAD to check it out! Delish!
Molly Garrison says
I've tried a recipe similar to this, but without the additional chicken on the inside. I would like to try this one, because it adds a little more substance to dish. Great appetizer, once you've had something this good, it's hard to go back to those nasty frozen jalepeno poppers that you're supposed to bake. Yucky!
OH MY GOODNESS!
I love jalapenos. This recipe is on my must try list. Thanks!
Hi dear. This is a happy thing.
Miss C says
How spicy are these? Jalapenos PLUS hot sauce… I think I'll try them with cream cheese instead of butter and cheddar. Cooked some extra chicken last night just so I could try this recipe 🙂
Miss C: They are on the spicy side. 🙂 Filling them with more cheese will help offset the heat along with dipping them in a blue cheese sauce. You can easily cut back on the hot sauce to lessen the heat as well.
BS' In The Kitchen: You know me well! 🙂
Martin cooks chicken says
wow those stuffed jalapenos looks lovely, I wan to try it !! with more chicken maybe ^^
Looks like the ratios are a bit off, but it sounds/looks DEELISH!!! 24 jalapenos, halved, would create 48 poppers. And there's only 6 halved pieces of bacon (yield: 12 poppers)…
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Thank you! This has been the hit of 2 dinner parties.
Here's a hint for removing the seeds and membranes from the jalapenos: Use the small end of a melon baller. It works like a charm.
Perfect, I was just searching your site for buffalo chicken recipes because I know you have some good ones. Great inspiration! We are mid buffalo chicken week in this house and I made a little bit too much shredded chicken. Will be making these tonight.
I tried the jalapeno poppers but I used turkey bacon instead and cream cheese. Even my husband ate them and he doesn't like peppers at all.
I added cream cheese, crumbled blue cheese and ranch dressing to the filling (and omitted the cheddar cheese) and took these to a neighborhood "Bacon" party. They were a huge hit and tasted amazing! Thanks for the recipe!
allison: cream cheese and ranch are also good in these! I really like the sound of a neighborhood Bacon party!
Added to my super bowl menu!