Chicken Poppers

Dish Description
This is a great recipe to have with friends and family, or for a buffet line. I love to invite a few friends over and serve this with a few other appetizers. A friend brought me a version of this recipe and through a little tweaking, we were able to come up with this great dish.
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion, or to taste
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 chicken tenders
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 8 toothpicks
  • 6 tablespoons pepper jelly

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Set a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
  • Mix cream cheese, green onion, jalapeno pepper, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
  • Pound chicken tenders into a rectangular shape with the flat side of a meat tenderizer. Place 3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of each tender; fold into a pouch.
  • Wrap a slice of bacon around each pouch and secure with a toothpick. Top with some pepper jelly. Arrange on the wire rack.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp and chicken juices run clear, about 35 minutes.