Brushfire Lizzies

Ingredients + Tools:

  • Four boneless chicken breasts
  • 20 strips of bacon
  • 8 oz. can pickled whole jalapenos
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • Fiesta Spices Smokey Swine Seasoning
  • Stubbs Beef Marinade
  • Toothpicks
  • Basting brush


  1. Soak Toothpicks for 1 hr. in a small bowl of water.
  2. Cut slab of bacon in half and set aside.
  3. Cut chicken breasts into roughly 1” x 1” cubes, place in a bowl and allow to marinade in Stubbs sauce for at least one hour.
  4. Cut off stems of jalapenos and cut pepper lengthwise down the middle, then cut into 1/4 inch wide slivers.
  5. Lay 6 strips of bacon vertical on cutting board, Place pieces of chicken on the end of bacon closest to you. Add 1 Teaspoon dollop of cream cheese on top of the chicken, and then place jalapeno slivers across so the tips of jalapeno stick out to left and right. Roll up one Lizzy at a time, rolling away from you fairly tightly. Push a toothpick through entire Lizzy so that none of the bacon strip is hanging off.
  6. Season liberally with Fiesta seasoning.
  7. Pour ¼ bottle of Brushfire Farms Original Glaze in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  8. Build a medium-size bed of charcoal in the center of the pit. Light and allow to burn til fully lit. Put the grill lid on for 5 min. with vents wide open to allow for maximum airflow.
  9. Place Lizzie’s in a ring along the outer perimeter of the grill AWAY from the fire. Place the lid back on the pit, and allow to cook with vents fully open for 20 min.
  10. Remove lid and brush Glaze liberally onto all Lizzie’s. Place Lid back on and cook with vents open for 5 minutes.
  11. After 5 min., brush all Lizzie’s one more time and remove from grill. Place on cutting board, allow to cool for a few minutes and enjoy!!


  • Soaking toothpicks makes a world of difference.
  • Chicken can marinate overnight if need be.
  • Lizzie’s can be made 1-2 days in advance and kept in Tupperware container. That’s usually my method if entertaining a big crowd. Do not store in Ziploc bags, toothpicks will puncture bag liner.
  • Prefer Silicone basting brushes over natural. Distributes glaze and other sauces much better.
  • The spices and marinade used in this recipe were what we had on hand! Anything by Fiesta Spices works great and same with Stubbs or most other well-known marinade brands.

Brushfire Lizzies