It’s Hatch Chile Time!
My Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Hatch Chiles & Cheese is da bomb diggity!
When I went to the store a few days ago I was not expecting to see fresh roasted Hatch Chiles being prepared in the grocery store parking lot!
I got so excited I couldn’t contain myself.
First thought that came to my mind was cheesy chile chicken.
I wanted a chicken breast so cheesy that when you cut into it the hot cheese just poured out like lava!
Yep, I wanted a cheesy, chile, lava flow piece of chicken.
First, we have to prepare our chicken by butterflying the chicken in half, then placing it into a freezer bag or saran wrap and flattening the chicken until the desired thickness is reached.
No fancy mallet no problem, why not just use a pan?
You could also you a brick wrapped in a towel.
Yep, I am innovative, lol.
After the chicken is all coated in cheese and spices it’s bacon wrapping time!
Roll the chicken up tightly and then wrap 2-3 slices of bacon around each piece of chicken breast.
You can use toothpicks to hold the chicken if you have trouble keeping it closed, just make sure to remove the toothpicks prior to serving.
Sprinkle any remaining seasonings and a drizzle of olive oil on top of the bacon and bake the chicken for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the bacon is cooked completely.
I baked my chicken for almost an hour and 25 minutes.
Don’t forget to broil the chicken for about 5 minutes to crisp the top of the bacon.
The chicken is all done and ready to eat!
I will say this was a winner with my family, especially the pork loving Big Goo!