Date Night Part 2

As I’ve mentioned before, we do a lot of date night ins. It is an inexpensive way to reconnect after a busy week. I usually make a fancier dinner and then we either just sit on the deck and talk while listening to Fleetwood Mac or get competitive in scrabble. After a particular crazy week, I wanted to surprise my husband with something new. Bacon. Jalapeno. Chicken. BBQ sauce. And did I mention bacon?
Let me say this recipe was a huge hit for date night. In fact, my husband Mark rated the dinner a 10+ and I ended up making it again for a dinner party this weekend. Try it for your own date night or late summer BBQ.
Bacon Wrapped BBQ Sauce Jalapeno Chicken Bites
8 chicken tenders, flattened and cut in two
1 cup of BBQ sauce for marinating chicken
3-ounce package softened cream cheese
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
8 slices bacon, cut in half

  1. Marinate the chicken in BBQ sauce for at least 3-4 hours.
  2. Dab 1/2 teaspoon (more or less) of cream cheese on top of each chicken tender. Sprinkle a scant 1/4 teaspoon of peppers over cream cheese. Fold or roll chicken to enclose cream cheese mixture. Wrap each roll with one piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Grill until bacon is brown and crispy on both sides.
–Kim Fletcher, Parenting Program Volunteer

1 Response to “Date Night Part 2”

  1. 1 Anonymous August 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Enjoy reading your fun ideas. I am typically not a jalapeno person, but your recipe is tempting me to give it a chance. Great way to spend a date night in. Thanks for the tip!

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