I don’t normally try too many bacon-wrapped recipes, because they’re hard to do with homemade “bacon”…but this one sounded so delicious I went out and bought a box of Morningstar Farms “bacon” for the recipe.I love cream cheese and jalapenos together and I added a bit of taco seasoning to the mix to spice it up a bit.
I had to construct mine a bit differently than the original since the “chicken” isn’t in large flat sections. So, I made more of a roll-up than a wrapped piece of chicken by laying the bacon flat, layering on the cream cheese blend and then topping with the chicken pieces. After that, I rolled the bacon up and skewered it before grilling. I think it worked out much better than trying to stuff the chicken and wrap it with bacon.
Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites
Adapted from Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites.
- 8 strips veggie bacon
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 jalapeno, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon taco seasoning mix
- 4 ounces seitan strips
Thaw and separate veggie bacon. Meanwhile, mix cream cheese, jalapeno and taco seasoning in a small bowl. Spread cream cheese mix over bacon strips. Layer seitan on top of strips. Roll bacon into a roll-up and run two water-soaked wooden skewers through the center. Repeat with remaining bacon strips, placing four rolls on each set of skewers. Grill about 5 minutes per side or until “bacon” is crispy.
These were fantastic. If you want it as a full meal, be sure to double the batch, using a full box of “bacon” and 8 ounces of seitan. As is, this is the perfect tasty appetizer. I loved the flavored cream cheese and bacon. Delicious.