Anniversary Chicken

Submitted by OWB Member Peggy Chambers

My friend and co-worker DeAndrea Warren shared a recipe with me that is something her family uses for special occasions. They call it “Anniversary Chicken.” The original recipe comes from her step-father, the master of the grill. Texans are known for their barbeque and this recipe is no exception. Like most of the good recipes, it has no measurements. It goes like this:

Anniversary Chicken


  • Thin Chicken Breasts
  • Jalapenos (as many as you think you may need)
  • 1 block of pepper jack cheese (if you can find it already cubed, it will save you some time.)
  • Bacon (I use the thin bacon for better coverage)
  • Your choice of spice rub (I use Guys)
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Toothpicks

anniversary chicken


  • Even though I get the thin chicken breast, after removing the excess fat, I will tenderize the chicken to make it even thinner.
  • Rub your chicken down with the rub or seasonings of your choice
  • Slice the jalapenos in half and de-seed.  Wash them to make them a little milder.
  • Dice the block of cheese and use 2 cubes per jalapeno.
  • Wrap the chicken around the jalapeno, then wrap the chicken with 1 to 2 pieces of bacon and hold it all together with toothpicks
  • Place the chicken in a Ziploc bag and pour in Worcestershire Sauce. Marinate in the refrigerator for one to 2 hours flipping the bag over half way through.
  • Place the chicken on the grill and smother with your favorite BBQ sauce, brushing often. Turn carefully with tongs until done through. Serve with more BBQ sauce if you like.

Get your napkins ready and lots of southern sweet tea.  It’s hot!  Be sure you’re hungry because you’ll want more than one of these!  Does your family have a special recipe they would share?

Peggy good onePeggy Chambers is an award-winning author from Enid. She works in an office by day and spends her off time making up stories. She has two children, five grandchildren and lives with her husband and dog. Learn more about Peggy at her blog.

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