Action in the Kitchen is a new feature wherein we at The Action Elite offer up some truly explosive dishes to accompany your many journeys into the most badass films of all time.
Cobra sure could have used some of these weaponized bacon treats before going after the Night Slasher. Be a bro (or sis) and fix a few up for our boy in black, willya?
1 package bacon 2-3 chicken breasts, pounded flat as hell with a strong metal meat mallet, 1 cup BBQ sauce, preferably something with a bit of smoke comin’ off the tires, 1 cup marble cheese, shredded 1 handful of toothpicks (steal ’em from the Cobra if you have to. Go ahead, he doesn’t shop here.)
Pepper to taste, or a few pepper packets jacked from the local fast food joint. Pinch of steak spice / chicken rub, Italian seasoning (Marion’s family recipe calls for this), and chives (also these) 12 beer (not optional), or substitute a pint of liquor.
So you’ve got all the above done for prep work, right? You’ve pounded the bejesus out of the chicken breast. You’ve shredded the cheese into tiny delicious strips. You’ve got assorted spices, or maybe just pepper.
Start cooking the bacon up in a frying pan. Mix up your first drink of the night or crack open the inaugural cold one. Give the bacon a ten minute headstart as it will take longer than the chicken. Fire up the barbeque. Let it pre-heat for five minutes while you down your second beverage.
Leave the grill on medium / high heat and then toss those chicken breasts on. Don’t worry about the barbeque sauce, that comes later. Let each side cook under direct heat for five minutes while simultaneously keeping an eye on that bacon. If you notice the bacon approaching desired level of “done-ness”, turn it off.
After cooking the chicken for a solid five minutes on either side, place a thin layer of BBQ sauce on each side and dose with chicken rub / Italian seasoning / chives which should stick and mix with the sauce. Sear quickly on either side of the chicken fillet, then immediately remove from grill. Cut chicken into small strips or cubes.
Place as much cheese as you damn well please on each morsel. Wrap tightly in delicious, mouthwatering bacon. Apply dabs of BBQ sauce, then dust lightly with pepper. Secure bacon bomb with toothpick by spearing the whole mess all the way through. Place in oven at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes, again to your own desired level of done-ness. Remove.
Let cool while you spin up your DVD / Blu-ray copy of Cobra. Marion Cobretti’s family recipe should be ready for you to devour while you sit down with the rest of the evening’s beverages.
*CLINK CLINK*! Bon appetit!