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Details of Jalapeno Popper Chicken Recipe Video
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Video Title: Kamado Joe Jalapeno Popper Chicken
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Hey, guys, I'm John Setzler welcome back to the Kamado Joe Cooking Channel. Tonight we're going to fire up our Kamado Joe classic and cook something it looks really fun. It's going to be called jalapeno popper chicken. So let's get started.
Prepping the Grill
I've lit up two Kamado Joe fire starter cubes over here on the left side of my firebox. I've got my divide-and-conquer flexible cooking rack in place. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to set up for a hot side and the cool side or a cooler side. I'm going to set my heat deflector down here in the low position.
I'm just going to set one half of my grill rack over here on the right. We're going to cook indirect but I'm just going to cook on this side today. But I'm going to leave this open to help heat the grill up more quickly.
So we're going to bring the grill temp up to about somewhere between 4 and 450 degrees. To do that I'm going to leave the bottom vent fully open and on the top vent. I'm going to leave the Daisy wheel fully open and I'm going to leave this slide on open about 1/2 an inch. We're just going to let the grill come up to temp and stabilize as I said somewhere between 4 and 450 while we get our chicken ready.
Okay to get started here I've got about 4 ounces of cream cheese that I've been softening. So I'm going to kind of break this up a little bit and I'm going to put in a little bit of a barbecue rub. You can use whatever rub you like in here just to spice up the flavor of this cream cheese and then just mix it up completely. And once I gets that get that mixed up nicely I'm just going to set that off to the side.
Next thing here I've got a couple of decent-sized onion peppers. I'm going to cut the tops off and then we're just going to core these. So once we have those cored I'm just going to toss the cores and the tops aside. You can get the seeds out or you can leave some in there, that adds a little heat.
So now that we've got those core I'm just going to clean up my mess here a little bit. We're going to stuff these guys with that cream cheese that we made. It's got the barbecue rub and we're going to stuff them completely full. Once we have those stuffed full we're just going to set these guys aside.
Fillet & Fill
The next thing we're going to do is take a couple of nice size chicken breasts. We're going to take a sharp knife I like to use a fillet knife. Then we're going to drive down inside of these as deep as we can get. We're going to slice a gap in there just like that. Then we need to get it open enough that we can stuff those onion peppers.
Stuff one of those peppers into this chicken breast. So we're going to open that guy up and we're going to stuff that pepper in there. I like to stuff the open side in which helps keep the cheese in there. When we cook it it's going to stuff that guy all the way in there. Also, we're going to do the same thing on this other chicken breast.
Now that we have both of those peppers stuffed inside this chicken. I'm going to hit the chick with the outside of the chicken with another fairly liberal coat of barbecue rub. Once again here you can use any kind of barbecue rub you like or you can just use salt and pepper or a poultry rub.
We just want to get some good level of flavor on there. Now we're going to go to the next step. The next thing we're going to do is we're going to wrap each of these chicken breasts with a couple of bacon slices. I'm just going to use a couple of toothpicks to hold that bacon in place on the top of this chicken just like that. These jalapeno popper chicken are ready to go to the grill.
Well, our grill is warming up here I'm going to show you one other little trick I've learned. since we're cooking hot and we've got a hotter flame going on this side of the grill. If we want to put a smoking wood chunk on there if we set that directly down on that it's just going to burn up fairly quickly.
So what I'm going to do is I'm going to set it right over here on the heat deflector where it just it will get hot and smoke. Provide us some smoke without burning that up. So we'll let this grill finish coming up to temp and we'll bring that chicken out in just a minute.
Okay, our motto Joe classic here is just about up the tent. So I'm going to raise the lid and we're going to put these chicken breasts on here. We're going to let these cook until we get to an internal temperature of about a hundred and 60 degrees internally. So we'll be back to have a look at them closer to the time they're finished.
Okay, we've been going here for just about 20 minutes or so. I'm going to flip these guys around a half turn just to help make sure we get a nice even cook on these look delicious. So we'll be back when they're ready to come off. Alright, we've been going for about 40 minutes now these things are getting close to being done.
So the last thing I'm going to do is we're going to top these jalapeno popper chicken with a little bit of shredded cheddar. Just the melt on top of these while that's finishing up. I think it's probably going to take 10 or 12 more minutes to finish and then we'll be right back.
Okay, guys, we've been going right at 50 minutes and these are ready. They're up a little over 160 degrees in the center. So I'm going to take these off we're going to take them inside and let them cool for about 10 minutes.
Then we're going to cut them open. Okay, guys, I've taken the liberty of slicing one of these things open. I want you to have a look at that man that looks amazing. Let's have a taste of jalapeno popper chicken. This smells absolutely delicious.
I'm going to take a little slice off here get some of that how onion stuffed jalapeno in the middle of that. A little piece of that bacon hmm folks this is absolutely amazing you have got to try this. This is a quick, easy dish you can actually make this in advance. You can make up these chicken breasts you can stuff the peppers stuff the breasts and wrap them in plastic.
Stick them in the refrigerator and have them ready to go. You know the day before just keep them chilled until you're ready to put them on the grill fantastic dish.
Give this jalapeno popper chicken a try let me know what you think. Leave us a comment join us on facebook.com slash Kamado Joe. Follow us on Twitter at Kamado Joe. Until next time this is John Setzler with Kamado Joe Cooking Channel.