Grilled Caribbean Chicken

"Stuffed jalapeno peppers are wrapped in marinated chicken breasts. Tasty bacon seals the deal for a tasty, grilled tropical dinner, pair with a spicy rice dish!"
photo by alligirl photo by alligirl
photo by alligirl
photo by Chef PotPie photo by Chef PotPie
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  • 6 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian dressing, use fat-free to cut calories
  • 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 3 ounces soft low-fat, cream cheese
  • 6 slices bacon


  • Place chicken breasts in a dish with the Italian dressing. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the grill for high heat.
  • Stuff each jalapeno half with cream cheese. Roll chicken breasts around jalapeno peppers. Wrap each chicken breast with a slice of bacon. Secure with toothpicks.
  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Arrange wrapped chicken breasts on the prepared grill. Cook for 20 minutes, turning frequently, or until bacon is browned and the chicken juices run clear.

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  1. alligirl
    Loved it! And it came out perfectly juicy and delicious! (DH may have had something to do with that, as he is 'grill MASTER!' I'll be making this again and again, and may change the cream cheese stuffing (adding bacon and/or cheese) just a little. Thanks so much for sharing a wonderful recipe, CaliforniaJan!
  2. Annacia
    Oh WOW. I made one breast for myself this evening and it was instant love. Have to say that it was fun pounding the chicken flat as a pancake too. A popper inside a chicken breast! really, whats not to love? Tastes yummy, and I mean lots of flavor, plus you feel so calm after dinner. :D
  3. Heidi_12577388
    My husband loves this chicken recipe and he keeps bugging me to fix it for him. I use low fat dressing and reduced fat cream cheese to keep it healthier, but the applewood bacon is a must. In my opinion it makes it special and adds a lot of smokey flavor. This will be my go to chicken recipe this summer when we grill outside.
  4. Chef PotPie
    Raves and Nummy Sounds at the table tonight! This chicken was fabulous. The chicken breasts I used were rather large, so I ended up using 2 slices of bacon to wrap each one. And there's nothing wrong with that! Followed the recipe as written other than that. Everyone loved them as part of a Caribbean dinner, and I will make these often. Our daughter and son-in-law took the recipe home, too! Thanks for a recipe that goes directly into my Faves File, Jan!


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