Smoked Chicken Bombs: The Ultimate Chicken Bites!

These are so good, it’s criminal. These were almost an afterthought by my wife on an evening we were cooking something else and she had some extra chicken.

And bacon.

When they were finished, we all took a bite, and it was one of those moments when you all look at each other and go, “Whoa. These…are incredible.”

Approximately 34 seconds later, all of the bacon wrapped smoked chicken bombs were gone, and we all lived happily ever after.

Smoked Chicken Bombs


How to Make Smoked Chicken Bombs

  1. Start with large boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cut each of them into three long strips.
  2. Marinate the chicken in Italian dressing for 30 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is marinating slice your jalapeno peppers lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  4. Fill the pepper halves with cheese.
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and wrap one strip around a cheese stuffed pepper.
  6. Wrap the chicken with a strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  7. Smoke at 250F for 45-60 minutes to an internal temperature of 165F
  8. Sauce as desired.

Chicken Bombs with BBQ Sauce

Smoked Chicken Bombs

Great appetizers for Game Day!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 344 kcal


  • 1/2 lb bacon each piece cut in half
  • 3 uncooked chicken breasts sliced into long strips
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 jalepenos seeded and sliced in half long ways.
  • salt and pepper to your liking


  • Set up your grill for indirect cooking/smoking.
  • You can ABSOLUTELY marinate/brine your chicken before beginning this process. Even if it's only for 30 minutes, you're still getting flavor into the meat.
  • In a bowl, combine the cheeses, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • When your chicken has marinated/brined to your liking, slice your uncooked chicken breasts into long strips. The strips need to be wide enough to fit a jalepeno inside of it.
  • Fill a sliced in half jalepeno with the cheese filling. Fill it WELL.
  • Roll the jalepeno up in the chicken strip. Try to secure all the sides of the chicken.
  • Once the chicken strip has been rolled, wrap the half piece of bacon around the chicken strip.
  • Secure the bacon with a toothpick.
  • Repeat until all chicken/bacon/cheese mixture is gone. If you have leftover cheese mixture and one meat, get creative. 🙂
  • Place the Chicken Bombs on your grill, away from the heat, and smoke for about 45 minutes - until bacon is golden brown and cheese begins to ooze. I used apple and pecan wood chips.
Keyword Smoked Chicken Bombs

More Ideas for Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffing a chicken breast is a great way to bring massive flavor to an otherwise boring piece of meat.  There are a lot of variations on this theme and two of our favorite recipes are linked below.

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Smoked Chicken Cordon Bleu

3 thoughts on “Smoked Chicken Bombs: The Ultimate Chicken Bites!

  1. OMG! came upon this recipe, THANK YOU Kevin for sharing!!!, and thought I’d give it a shot. These were sooooo good! I will definitely be making these on a regular basis! So easy & sooo delicious! Thanks again!

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