I really love being able to cook in the kitchen. I love how my creativity can take over and make something really amazing. I want to make food that is fun and unexpected and came up with Joliday Honey Jalapenos. I wanted to do something that was sweet and spicy and is not common for the holidays. I am excited to share this because they are FREAKING AMAZING!! This is a great appetizer and each large jalapeno will serve one person. If you use them as a meal, serve one to two of them with a side salad and some potato wedges. I hope that you love them as much as our family and friends do!!!
8- Big jalapenos
1 lbs- Chicken breast
4 ounces- Cream cheese
¾ c- Winter spice whipped honey
¾ cup- Juice sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup- Cheddar cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F, and spray an 8 X 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
Slice the chicken into chunks and cook the meat for about 10 minutes until the inside of the chicken is white. Set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
Using gloves, wash the jalapenos. Slice one side down the center and take the seeds out. Place them into the baking dish.
Next, put the chicken, cream cheese, winter spice honey, and dried cranberries into a food processor. Mix for about 3 minutes. Take out the blade and fold the cheddar cheese into the mixture.
Stuff the jalapenos with the chicken mixture until they are plump, but not over flowing. Bake the jalapenos for 30 minutes.
Take the jalapenos out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Put on a serving platter and drizzle the jalapenos with the winter spice honey. Serve and ENJOY!
- Try adding pecans into the mixture for some extra crunch
- If you cannot find big jalapenos; get approximately 15-18 of the smaller size and bake for about 15 minutes or until the jalapenos are soft
- Try adding bacon; about 8-9 stripes will add just enough flavor
Have a Bee-licious Day from the Bee Queen’s Kitchen!