Finding a way to cook meat and veggies in one fell swoop makes my (lazy cook’s) heart happy. This dinner also doesn’t really need a recipe. Just slap things together and put them in the oven. That’s what I did anyway.
In this version, I used the jalapeno cream cheese poppers I posted earlier with one delicious difference. I used a bag of mini sweet peppers. I see them all the time in the grocery store, they look so delicious, and they actually tasted very good in this dish.
Do NOT be intimidated by this “recipe” below. Basically you stuff some cream cheese into peppers, wrap with bacon. You season some chicken, wrap with bacon. You cook for 15 mins. Done.
It’s hard for me to estimate how much this makes in the way of servings because we can’t eat much chicken. Our sleeve doesn’t like chicken. I’d say this whole thing could be 4 servings for sleevers with 4 ounce chicken and 2 filled poppers each.
- 8 sweet mini peppers
- 4 tablespoons cream cheese
- 4 strips uncooked bacon, cut into half
- 1 pound chicken tenders
- 2 seasoning mixes of your choice. I used grill mates sweet and smoky rub and a different bbq rub. You could also use cajun seasoning, italian seasoning, seasoned salt, etc.
- 6-8 strips uncooked bacon, cut into half
- Cut open your sweet peppers and halve them lengthwise. Fill with cream cheese. I used jalapeno cream cheese, sour cream and onion cream cheese and plain cream cheese. It was all good.
- Take a bacon half strip, and gently stretch it. Not only does this make a half strip go further, it also softens it a bit and makes it easier to wrap around the pepper.
- Place wrapped pepper on a foil-lined baking pan.
- Divide your chicken in half and put each into a ziplock bag.
- Shake each of your seasonings into the two bags. This way you can have one pounds of chicken but two different tastes. Important for sleevers who can't each too much and get sick of the leftovers. Zip the bag shut and knead and mix well until the tenders are wrapped with the seasoning. Note how I gave you a wonderful way to season chicken without actually touching it. Eww.
- Take a bacon half strip, and gently stretch it. Not only does this make a half strip go further, it also softens it a bit and makes it easier to wrap around the chicken tender.
- Place wrapped chicken on the same foil-lined baking pan.
- Move oven rack to highest position and heat broiler to high.
- Place your baking pan with the poppers and chicken on it.
- Cook for 15 minutes until the tenders are done. Really, it only takes 15 minutes because those tenders are so thin.
- That's it. Enjoy!
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.