I adapted this recipe from a postcard I picked up at a farmer’s market. The original recipe called for their Jalapeno wine which is super expensive and only available by mail since I was traveling and a day and a half from home, hence the adaptation. 😀

The recipe originally called for using the grill, but I also adapted it to the oven and we’re quite happy with it.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied
12 ounce frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
4 ounce can chopped green chilies, DRAINED juice reserved
12 ounces crisp white wine
8-10 strips bacon
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper

  • Combine the thawed lemonade concentrate, wine and juice from green chilies in a large ziploc bag.
  • Add chicken pieces and turn to coat. Marinate 8 hours.


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • In a large skillet cook bacon 3-5 minutes to render off most of the fat, but so that bacon slices are still soft and pliable. Cool several minutes until cool to the touch.
  • Line baking pan with silicone mat or foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Drain off marinade.
  • Lay chicken pieces out and generously season with FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper.
  • Arrange shredded cheese and green chilies evenly on chicken breasts.
  • Fold close and wrap each chicken breast tightly with 2 pieces of bacon and secure closed with toothpicks.
  • Arrange chicken pieces on baking sheet.
  • Bake 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and bacon is crisp.
  • Remove from oven and cover with foil to rest for 8-10 minutes.

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