Smoked Chicken Dragon Egg

Smoked Chicken Dragon Egg

By hearing the name chicken dragon eggs, you might be thinking that this is something related to eggs. Well, there are no eggs required for this smoked chicken dragon eggs recipe. These are just bacon-wrapped jalapeno popper filled with a cream cheese mixture and then stuffed in chicken breast.

How to make smoked chicken dragon eggs?

Making these super delicious smoked chicken dragon eggs is really simple and easy. There is nothing much of a hassle in making these amazing date night Doins bbq-style smoked chicken dragon eggs. If you are looking for perfect tasty treats for your parties then this is the absolute perfect recipe which you can make.

If you are one of those people who don’t have an idea about these new tasty treats then it is time you get up and start making this mouthwatering recipe.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Wood: Oak, hickory, or cherry wood
  • Serving: 4

Tools required

  • Smoker
  • Instant read thermometer
  • wood chips
  • meat hammer

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts,
  • 4 Slices pork belly Bacon,
  • 2 Ounces Cream Cheese,
  • 2 Tbsp Shredded Cheddar,
  • 2 Jalapenos,
  • 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce,
  • Sweet BBQ seasoning

Cooking Instructions

  1. Take the entire jalapeno, and cut it in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and stem from the jalapeno.
  2. Take the chicken breasts and wrap them in plastic wrap and using a mallet, start beating it. Until you have flattened the chicken.
  3. Now prepare the chicken dragon egg by filling up the jalapenos with cream cheese, and then some shredded cheese. Join the jalapenos back together and there you have it.
  4. Place the chicken dragon egg in the flattened chicken and start wrapping it in it.
  5. It is now time to wrap pork belly bacon strips around the chicken dragon egg.
  6. Season it with your favorite BBQ seasoning. Rub the seasoning all over the bacon-wrapped chicken dragon eggs.
  7. Place the chicken dragon eggs in a smoker to cook. Keep them away from direct heat. They will be cooked by using indirect heat. Set the temperature of the smoker to 325 degrees F. Once the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, this means it is cooked. While in the smoker you can baste some sauce over it, do it a couple of times while it is getting grilled.
  8. Take it out of the smoker and allow it to set a bit. Then serve and enjoy.

BBQ Hero Tips: If you are using a charcoal or gas grill make sure to place the bacon wrapped chicken dragon eggs to other side of the grill where the coals are burning. We don’t want to cook them using direct heat. Place them on the opposite side of the heat source.

Detailed Cooking Instructions

Preheat the smoker

Preheat the smoker to 325 degrees F. This recipe can be made in any type of smokers like charcoal, electric, or pellet, or you can even use any style of BBQ for this. Once you have fired up the grill, it is now time to place the wood chunks for smoke flavor.

There are many options when it comes to smoking hardwood, like oak or hickory. You can even use a blend of cherry wood with these. Other smoking hardwoods would get a little too dark for this recipe as we are dealing here with chicken and pork. So a perfect balance is required for the amazing smoky flavor.

Prepare the jalapeno poppers

Take the jalapenos and cut them in half lengthwise. Hollowed out jalapeno, Remove the seeds if you cannot tolerate spice or heat or you are making this dish for kids, Because the seeded jalapenos are really spicy. You can also remove the white membrane present in the jalapenos. This will give the jalapenos a mild flavor.

Once you have cut the jalapenos in half and cleaned them, it is now time to fill them up with some creamy goodness. In a medium bowl, add cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Mix them and form a cheesy mixture.

Use a butter knife and fill one half with the creamy cheese mixture and the other half. Once they are completely filled with the cheese, join both halves together like an egg shape.

Wrapping and seasoning time

As the jalapenos are ready, it is now time you prepare the wrapping for them. Take chicken breasts and cut them in half or in other words, butterfly the chicken breast. Use plastic wrap and wrap the butterfly chicken breast in it. Then, with the help of a mallet or meat hammer, beat the meat, beat it until it flattens.

Now spread the chicken, and place the prepared jalapeno poppers on the chicken breast. Wrap the chicken breast around the jalapenos. We are almost done with one layer, now it’s time for another good layer of pork belly bacon. But before that seasoned, the chicken wrapped chicken dragon eggs.

Add a good amount of seasoning. You can add it to your own liberties. There is no hard and fast rule for this. Add as much as you can till your taste buds aren’t satisfied. Give the chicken dragon eggs a nice rub. Make sure they are evenly coated in the seasoning.

Now comes the turn of the pork bacon. Wrap the bacon around the jalapeno popper. You can use a toothpick to hold the pork bacon in place. once wrapped place the chicken dragon eggs in the fridge for a few minutes. If you want, you can add a little more pork if you feel like it.

Smoke the chicken dragon eggs

Place the chicken dragon eggs in the smoker and cook them for about 45 minutes. If you don’t have access to a smoker then you can also use an oven, but you will miss out on the smoky flavor which is the essence of this recipe.

Cook the jalapenos until the internal temp of the chicken breast reaches 165 degrees F. Use a probe thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken. Do not over-cook the chicken dragon eggs because the chicken breast will get tough and rubbery. These are a few simple tips that you can follow to get the perfect chicken dragon egg.

In the final minutes of cooking use BBQ sauce to baste the chicken dragon eggs.

Serve

Now take the smoked chicken dragon eggs out of the smoker and set them aside for a few minutes. Then slice them and enjoy.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to smoke chicken dragon eggs?

It takes somewhere between 30 minutes to an hour. This depends on how much smoke flavor you want for the chicken dragon eggs.

What is the best way to smoke bacon-wrapped armadillo eggs?

The best option to smoke is always a smoker. It can be electric, pellet, or charcoal. But if you don’t have a smoker, you can also use an oven. Place a rack in the oven and follow the exact guidelines of the recipe.

What is an armadillo egg?

An armadillo egg got its name from the animal “armadillo” because the layers it has been the same as the jalapenos wrapped in bacon. These are classic Texas BBQ dishes.

Can you freeze smoked chicken dragon eggs?

Unbaked or smoked chicken dragon eggs can be preserved in the freezer for 1 month.

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