Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Chicken

So this recipe came out of a mistake I made at the grocery store. I was planning to make the Crock Pot Ranch Chicken, but instead of buying the onion and chive cream cheese, I accidentally bought the jalapeno one.

So that night, I was looking at what I had in the fridge and thought that maybe just maybe the jalapeno cream cheese could work rolled inside of chicken with cheese and BBQ sauce and a few other goodies.

Sometimes, when I have an idea like this, it turns out not so good, but this one was deLISH! Matt and I both loved it. So thank goodness for that little mispurchase at the grocery store, because we'll be adding this to our dinner rotation.

And just to be clear, this is NOT very spicy at all. I am not a fan of a lot of spice. The jalapeno cream cheese gives it just a little kick and the apple cider vinegar and BBQ sauce offset it with some sweetness. So if you DO like more spice, mix in some hot sauce into your BBQ sauce or even in the cream cheese before spreading it.

Perdue thin sliced chicken breasts (the package looks like this)
1/2 container Philadelphia spicy jalapeno cream cheese (looks like this)
Cavender's all-purpose Greek Seasoning (looks like this on the same aisle with spices)
1 cup Cheddar Jack cheese
1 cup BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Rays)
1T apple cider vinegar
1/2 sweet onion, chopped

Lay chicken flat on a cutting board. Trim excess fat (the thin cut breasts are usually pretty clean). Spread cream cheese on each piece of chicken with a spatula. Sprinkle with cavendars and then cheese. Roll up chicken breasts fat end to thin end. Hold together with a toothpick if needed (mine stayed fine without one). Lay in greased baking dish. Repeat with remaining pieces of chicken. Sprinkle with cavendars. Lay chopped onion on top. Mix together BBQ sauce and apple cider vinegar. Pour over top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake on 375 for 35 minutes. Let set for 5 minutes before serving.

Tomorrow I'll share the rest of our meals from last week. See you then!



  1. This look so good! I've actually done the same thing once or twice and had to wing it to make it work. And like you, one time was not so good but others work out great! My hubby loves jalapenos and BBQ sauce so I'll have to give this a shot! :)

  2. This sounds really interesting! I'm not a big spicy person either. I have pesky indigestion problems, but I cheat on certain foods and pop a Tums if needed. ;)

    I made your Taco soup Sunday night. It was so good! We still have leftovers! I'm planning to make your Sausage Cream Cheese Braid for Christmas breakfast and also planning to try your BBQ Apple Bacon Chicken. (I'm especially excited about that one because I tried a similar dish at Cracker Barrel and your recipe sounds even better than that one!)

  3. This sounds really good, I love sweet and spicy!