Bacon Wrapped Chicken
An excellent and popular appetizer, bacon wrapped chicken is sure to please. You can assemble the chicken with the bacon ahead of time and refrigerate for several hours or overnight before baking.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 12 appetizer servings
- 4 boneless skinless, chicken breasts
- 1 16 ounce package sliced bacon
- 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- Have on hand:
- Garlic powder
- Crushed red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Place in a medium bowl and sprinkle with a good amount of oregano, thyme, garlic powder and a good dash of salt and crushed red pepper flakes. (You want these seasonings to coat the chicken, but not to overpower it. Use your good judgment and to your liking) Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and chili powder.
Cut slab of sliced bacon into thirds.
Coat a rack and broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Make an assembly line: Chicken, bacon, toothpicks, brown sugar/chili powder mixture, black pepper, broiler pan.
Wrap each chicken piece with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture and arrange on broiler pan. Continue until pan it full. Then sprinkle with a bit of black pepper. Bake for 25 -30 minutes or until bacon is crisp. (If your bacon is thick, cooking time may be as much as 45 minutes.)
Cook's note: your prep and cooking time may vary based on your assembly-line "expertise", oven variations and bacon thickness.