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Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Apple

If you like your grilled chicken to have some kick, sink your teeth into our hot & spicy stuffed chicken breasts.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • Ounce cream cheese, room temperature

  • Ounce Monterey Jack cheese, grated

  • 2 Clove garlic, minced

  • 3 Slices Bacon, diced

  • 2 jalapeño, seeded and diced

  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice

  • 1/2 Cup cilantro, chopped

  • 2 Tablespoon Traeger Cajun Rub

  • 1 Tablespoon hot sauce

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

Steps

  • 1

    Cheese Filling: Put the cream cheese and shredded cheese in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Work in the garlic, bacon, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, 2 teaspoons of Traeger Cajun Rub, and the hot sauce. Taste for seasoning, adding more rub or hot sauce as desired.

    Ingredients

    • Ounce cream cheese, room temperature

    • Ounce Monterey Jack cheese, grated

    • 2 Clove garlic, minced

    • 3 Slices Bacon, diced

    • 2 jalapeño, seeded and diced

    • 1 Tablespoon lime juice

    • 1/2 Cup cilantro, chopped

    • 2 Tablespoon Traeger Cajun Rub

    • 1 Tablespoon hot sauce

  • 2

    Using a boning knife or paring knife, carefully make a slit in the center of the thickest end of each chicken breast, moving the knife toward the thinner end to form a deep pocket. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to gently widen the hole. Stuff each pocket with some of the cheese filling.

    Ingredients

    • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • 3

    Oil the outside of each chicken breast with the vegetable oil and season with Traeger Cajun Rub. If desired, pin the hole shut with a toothpick so the cheese filling doesn’t leak out.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 4

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

    Grill350 ˚F

  • 5

    Arrange the chicken breasts on the grill grate. Roast for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

    Grill350 ˚F

    Probe165 ˚F

  • 6

    Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with cilantro, enjoy!

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