BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Jalapeno Poppers

BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Jalapeno Poppers #superbowl #gameday #baked

Are you ready for the Super Bowl?? I’m getting there — I’ve got my stretch pants all washed and ready to go. :) If your team isn’t in the Super Bowl, the only thing that matters is the food selection, right?? My hubby & I go to the same Super Bowl party every year and there is always a ton of food. When you’re the culinary girl in the group, there is always extra pressure to bring something super duper amazing. Well, I think I made the appetizer of the Super Bowl….

I have a major obsession with BBQ Chicken Pizza. I’ll order it from good pizza places. I’ll order it late night when I’ve had too many cocktails. And when I’m really desperate, I’ll even hit up my freezer and warm up a Lean Cuisine BBQ Chicken Pizza. I made BBQ Chicken Sandwiches the other day and I had a lot of chicken left over. Instead of making a BBQ Chicken Pizza, I got my Super Bowl Game Face on and decided to use my left overs to make BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Jalapeno Poppers…wrapped in bacon.

BBQ Chicken Jalapeno Poppers #superbowl #snackfood  #gameday #baked

Ok, so these poppers are not healthy but totally worth all of the calories. I ate 5 in under 5 minutes. (I’m a pig and have no self control.) I love the taste of the BBQ sauce, fresh cilantro, pineapple and bacon. One great thing – the poppers are baked and I have a little secret I like to do to the bacon. After I’ve wrapped bacon around the jalapeno, I like to sprinkle brown sugar over the bacon. While the poppers are baking, the bacon gets very caramelized and the sweet taste is amazing!

Poppers can be assembled up to a day ahead of time and kept in the fridge before cooking. Or, they can be fully cooked and frozen in plastic bags. Just thaw and warm up in the oven before serving.

BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Jalapeno Poppers #superbowl #gameday

If you’re looking for the ultimate Super Bowl party dish, look no further. It’s a unique dish and will be the hit of the party!! So I guess that means you’ll be the most popular person there! :)

BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Jalapeno Poppers #superbowl #gameday #baked

BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Jalapeno Poppers, makes 24 poppers

  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded BBQ chicken
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 pineapple rings, chopped
  • 12 jalapenos, cut in half, seeds and ribs removed
  • 24 strips of bacon (I used Oscar Mayer Hardwood Smoked)
  • toothpicks
  • brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat over to 300 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, use a hand mixer to fluff up cream cheese. Once it’s light and airy, add BBQ chicken and the next 4 ingredients. Fold with a spatula until it’s well combined. Add pineapple and stir.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil. Stuff each hallowed jalapeno with the cream cheese mixture. Wrap jalapeno in bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of bacon. Bake for 60 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

meghan sig

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26 Responses

  1. Tailgating Recipes - The Tasty Fork says

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  2. Sarah E says

    Are you serious right now?! This is the best idea ever! We’ve done pulled pork stuffed breaded poppers and just plain ole bacon wrapped cheesy ones, but these look out of this world good! Thank you for sharing!

    Stopping by from Two Cup Tuesday – pinned to share!

    • admin says

      SOOO good! I wish I had some to eat right now. I love all poppers. I’m sure your recipes are awesome, too!

  3. Thursdays Treasures Week 72 | says

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  4. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    This sounds great :) Thank you for sharing at last week’s week’s All My Bloggy Friends :)

    • admin says

      Thanks Jamie, I’ll see you at All My Bloggy Friends!

  5. Camille says

    Oh I love the addition of the sweet pineapple to the spicy jalapenos! I’m hosting an Iron Chef Mom link party and this week our secret ingredient is cream cheese. I’d love it if you came and linked up this recipe! http://growingupgabel.com/iron-chef-mom-cream-cheese-battle/

  6. Christie - Food Done Light says

    Love the addition of pineapple. Sweet heat, perfect. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

    • admin says

      Thanks, Christie!! I’m glad you liked it!

  7. Laura@peacebutnotquiet says

    My husband grills up regular jalapeno poppers all the time but we never thought about adding extra stuff — those look really good! Thanks for linking up at Must Try Monday.

    • admin says

      I’ve never had jalapeno poppers on the grill. I’ll have to try that this summer!

  8. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says

    Yum! I bet the pineapple is great! Thanks for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

    • admin says

      The pineapple brings out the salty taste from the bacon. SO GOOD!

  9. Parrish says

    All my favorites in one? I will have to be trying these!! Thanks for linking up!!

    • admin says

      Make a lot. They’re addicting!!!

  10. stephanie says

    Now that is right up my hubby’s alley, he will love you. Thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

    • admin says

      Haha, it’s great MAN food! :)

  11. Heather @ SugarDish(Me) says

    I adore all manner of stuffed jalapenos. And you are so not alone in your BBQ chicken pizza obsession. These look great! Worth the calories. I agree.

    • admin says

      Thanks, Heather! More things really should be stuffed in jalapenos!!

  12. becky {this is happiness} says

    These look amazing! So yummy ~ definitely trying!

    • admin says

      Make a lot! They go fast!! Thanks for coming by my blog!

  13. Mavis says

    yum! Great idea, Megan!

  14. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says

    With appetizers this good, I can see why you are the culinary girl of the party!! Love it! Now I need to go find my stretchy pants for the night too!!!

  15. Raquel @ Organizedisland says

    Oh Meghan, those look so good and great for the Super Bowl. I love hot and spicy and love the addition of the brown sugar on the bacon!

  16. Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life says

    Haha, “I’ve got my stretch pants all washed and ready to go.” Priceless! These poppers looks freakin amaze-balls as well! We would love it if you would link up at our new linky party: Two Girls and a Party Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

    • admin says

      Hi Dana!! Thanks for the invite! I linked up and added your party to my Wednesday party list.

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