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Smoked Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken Bombs

Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken Bombs have succulent chicken thighs stuffed with jalapeno and cheese filling, wrapped in bacon, and smoked to BBQ perfection.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 1140 kcal


For the filling

  • 8 oz Neufchatel cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup diced pickled jalapeno
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp dried chives
  • 1 Tbsp minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 oz finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese

For the bombs

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 lb bacon 4 strips for each piece of chicken
  • ¼ cup barbecue seasoning blend of choice
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce of choice


  • Set Big Green Egg or kamado cooker up to cook over direct heat with the grill grate raised into the dome. Heat to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, use a fork to combine the ingredients for the filling.
  • Lay each chicken thigh between 2 sheets plastic wrap and beat with a meat tenderizer to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Place and/or spread 1/4 of the filling on each piece of chicken. Wrap chicken around the filling.
  • Wrap chicken in bacon, using 3-5 slices per piece of chicken. Be sure to include the ends to keep the cream cheese filling in the bomb while cooking. Secure with toothpicks.
  • Season the chicken bombs with barbecue seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to cook.
  • Add 2 ~medium-sized chunks pecan or apple wood, with the bark knocked off, to the Egg or kamado. Place the chicken on the grate. Cook 15 minutes and flip. Cook an additional 15 minutes.
  • Brush with bombs with barbecue sauce and flip. Brush again. Brush with more sauce and flip as necessary to glaze the bombs until internal temperature (in the filling) reaches 165°F.


Calories: 1140kcal (57%) | Carbohydrates: 17g (6%) | Protein: 97g (194%) | Fat: 56g (86%) | Saturated Fat: 29g (181%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 459mg (153%) | Sodium: 2147mg (93%) | Potassium: 418mg (12%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 14g (16%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword chicken bombs, jalapeno stuffed chicken
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