Whether you’re looking for an appetizer or something new and fun to eat with the kids, this one is sure to be a hit!
What you’ll need:
Three boneless chicken breasts
1 lb. Bacon (I like the meat counter stuff)
3/4 cup of brown sugar
2 tbsp. Chili Powder
Prep time (not including the marinade): 40 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Soak the whole chicken breast in Italian dressing and marinate over night. Then, the following day….
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Trim the fat and cut your chicken breast into cubes about one inch square
Next, cut your bacon into three even length sections.
Prepare the rub mixture by combining 3/4 cup of tightly packed brown sugar with 2 tbsp. of Chili Powder. Mix with a fork until the brown sugar crumbles are broken up and mixed well with the Chili Powder.
Next, wrap each piece of chicken with bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick. Place into the mixture of brown sugar and Chili Powder and coat well. It’s easier to put up to three or four at a time into the bowl so that you can completely cover the chicken and bacon.
I used a broiler pan for cooking. First I put a layer of tin foil on the bottom section of the pan to catch all of the grease, then coated the cooking surface with a high quality cooking spray. I used PAM Olive Oil.
Once this is done, place the chicken/bacon bites on the broiler pan with the bottom part of the toothpick in the drip slot, this will keep them upright and perfectly spaced out.
Place in oven and cook for 30-35 minutes, or until the bacon starts to get crispy. You’re then ready to serve! Enjoy!