These easy appetizers are always a hit at parties! Zesty strips of chicken and bits of onion sit in jalapeno halves that are wrapped in bacon and grilled. Serve them with blue cheese or ranch salad dressing for dipping.—Leslie Buenz, Tinley Park, Illinois
Prep: 15 min. Grill: 20 min.
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon Taste of Home – Great Flavors California Garlic Pepper seasoning
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon pepper
2 teaspoons Taste of Home – Great Flavors All Purpose seasoning
1 teaspoon paprika
1 small onion, cut into strips
15 jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded
1 pound sliced bacon, halved widthwise
Blue cheese salad dressing
Cut chicken into 2-in. x 1-1/2-in. strips. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine seasonings; add chicken and shake to coat. Place a chicken and onion strip in each jalapeno half. Wrap each with a piece of bacon and secure with toothpicks.
Grill, uncovered, over indirect medium heat for 18-20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and bacon is crisp, turning once. Serve with blue cheese dressing. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.