Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites {Vegetarian}

Day 260.

I don't normally try too many bacon-wrapped recipes, because they're hard to do with homemade "bacon"...but this one sounded so delicious I went out and bought a box of Morningstar Farms "bacon" for the recipe.I love cream cheese and jalapenos together and I added a bit of taco seasoning to the mix to spice it up a bit. I had to construct mine a bit differently than the original since the "chicken" isn't in large flat sections. So, I made more of a roll-up than a wrapped piece of chicken by laying the bacon flat, layering on the cream cheese blend and then topping with the chicken pieces. After that, I rolled the bacon up and skewered it before grilling. I think it worked out much better than trying to stuff the chicken and wrap it with bacon.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites
Adapted from Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites.
Ingredients
  • 8 strips veggie bacon
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning mix
  • 4 ounces seitan strips
Directions
Thaw and separate veggie bacon. Meanwhile, mix cream cheese, jalapeno and taco seasoning in a small bowl. Spread cream cheese mix over bacon strips. Layer seitan on top of strips. Roll bacon into a roll-up and run two water-soaked wooden skewers through the center. Repeat with remaining bacon strips, placing four rolls on each set of skewers. Grill about 5 minutes per side or until "bacon" is crispy.

The Results
These were fantastic. If you want it as a full meal, be sure to double the batch, using a full box of "bacon" and 8 ounces of seitan. As is, this is the perfect tasty appetizer. I loved the flavored cream cheese and bacon. Delicious.

This post is shared with What's for Lunch Wednesday , Gallery of Favorites, Simply Delish and Muffin Tin Monday.

5 comments:

  1. I love Morningstar fake bacon. It has a great smokey flavor. I think I will wuss out and put these in fresh banana peppers- I can't take jalapenos!

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  2. That would be tasty, too, I'd think. Gypsy or bell peppers would work great, too.

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  3. Looks delish.

    Thanks for sharing with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  4. Your bacon wrapped jalapeno chicken bites sound so good - what a lovely appetizer for entertaining. I love how you have made this recipe vegetarian - it sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing this post with the Gallery of Favorites.

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  5. i have never cooked veggie bacon before. What a delicious appetizer! Thanks for sharing it with the Gallery of Favorites.

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