Monday, May 23, 2011

Mmmm, Mmmm Monday: "Crazy Wings"

There was a little restaurant in Waco called George's and it is on our list of things we STRONGLY miss about Waco.  Both Flint and I loved many things on the menu but both of us would probably agree that the best thing on there is their Crazy Wings!  So, when I came across this recipe I was overcome with excitement.  These are great for summer to throw on your grill and take to a barbecue.  These are a great item to take to a tailgate party.  They ALWAYS fly off the platter!  They are not hard to make, but it takes a little practice to perfect them.  Just being honest.  If you have an occasion you want to make them for they are a crowd favorite, but I would have a practice run first.
Without further ado:

Chicken Jalapeño Poppers or "Crazy Wings" 
(as they are known to all you Wacoans!)
Thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breast (Dove or Quail)
Monterrey Jack Cheese
Jalapeños (I go light on the Jalapeños)
Cut chicken into “fajita” like strips (2-3 strips for each breast). Cut a 1/4 – 1/2 inch wide piece of cheese. Slice jalapeno into 6-8 slices and discard seeds. Roll chicken strip with cheese and one slice of jalapeno in the middle.  If you are in a hurry, you can use them from a jar. Take bacon and wrap around both sides of chicken (there should be bacon covering all four sides of the chicken roll). Secure with a couple of toothpicks. Put on grill. Cooking time will depend on the size of your Chicken Jalapeno Poppers. Medium sized poppers should take 15 – 20 minutes. Make sure chicken in cooked thoroughly and the bacon is crispy before serving!
Warning:  You have to keep a close eye on these on your grill.  With all the bacon grease dripping, it causes the fire to get pretty big, so you have to constantly flip and move the poppers around to keep them from burning.


mustard seed said...

mmmmm! I will definitely have to try these!

My new blog won't go private....just the old one eventually. But if I would of course invite you :)

Ashley said...

Oh man we LOVE us some George's!! I want to try to make these but I'm a little fearful of the possible fire. Oh well, I don't do the grilling anyhow:)

Mallorie said...

When I met my now-husband at Baylor I had never been to George's...well he quickly took me there because he LOVES it! It's now one of our favorites, and I know we'll be sad to leave it behind when we move this summer. He LOVES their crazy wings...I'm going to have to make these for him!!! Thanks for posting!!!

lola said...

We just had these today! I was looking for a copy cat recipe and came across your blog :D You know there is a George's in Hewitt now, too? I've heard it doesn't quite have the ambiance factor the original does though. Thanks for posting the recipe!

Carol Ann Spraggins said...

I love these. they are the best and the only place that has them I think.but I have a suggestion and a question. One is you could probably thin out the piece of chicken piece and cut it to the size of the jalapeno that is being used. (hint:if u don't want the major heat of the pepper then clean the seeds and ribs out of it.) then wrap in bacon. But I don't have a grill so could i bake them? then crisp up the bacon by frying it ? I just don't know what temp and for how long to bake them?

Shelly Simpson said...

Love George's and crazy wings!!! They have a smoked version, but I can not remember the name. I have been searching for that recipe.