Since 1868 Martinelli's Gold MedalDrink Your Apple a Day


Scott's Scrumptious Barbecued "Armadillo Eggs"

8 deboned chicken thighs
8 jalapenos (or other small, mild or hot peppers)
4 ounces shredded cheese (Jack, cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)
8 slices of bacon
Martinelli's Apple Juice

Make a slit in the peppers and remove seeds. Stuff peppers with shredded cheese. Fill the empty cavity of each chicken thigh with a stuffed pepper, wrap with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on a hot BBQ grate and turn and spray* frequently with Martinelli's Apple Juice until done and evenly glazed.

Scott says, make plenty, because the aroma of apples and bacon will beckon the entire neighborhood.

*To make your own spritzer, cut a spray bottle replacement top (found in home improvement stores) to fit and affix directly onto a Martinelli's 10-ounce apple juice bottle.