Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chicken Bacon Bites

This past week we had our first pot luck dinner with our new life group, which we are so excited about!! I decided to make some chicken bacon bites that have become a favorite among our families. I have made them for all kinds of occasions, and they disappear cause they are so delicious! Plus a huge bonus is they are easy to make, require very few ingredients, and are easy to transport to a party.

It's a Paula Deen recipe so how can it not be delicious right? ;)

What you need:
2 raw chicken breasts
1 package of uncooked bacon
2/3 c. packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp chili powder

Heat the oven to 350 degrees

The first thing I do is get my rub ready so that I don't have raw meat on my hands when I touch all my ingredients and measuring cups. Just mix them together in a flat dish so that you will be able to roll the bites in them. (Don't worry about the amount of chili powder being too spicy, it really just adds a smoky flavor and a tiny kick but I've never had anyone complain about the heat)

Start out by cutting the chicken into cubes, about 1" cubes works best. Then using kitchen scissors cut the bacon strips in half. Put a piece of the chicken on one of the cut bacon strips and roll until it's covered, use a toothpick to keep the bite closed.

Now place the bite in the brown sugar, chili powder mixture and using a spoon make sure it's all covered including the top and the sides.
Place the deliciously covered bites on a cookie sheet, leaving about an inch between each one.

Place them in the hot oven and let them cook between 30 and 45 minutes. It really depends on the size of the chicken as to how long they cook. The outsides should look crispy and bubbly when you take them out.
Yum!! I don't have anymore pictures of them, they really did disappear. I think my batch made around 30, give or take a few that Kyle ate before they made it to the tray haha ;)

Keep these in mind the next time you need an appetizer!

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