101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bacon Wraps

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bacon Wraps

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bacon Wraps from 101 Cooking For Two
A great finger food for that "bring a dish" party. What could go wrong with bacon, sugar and spices? Nothing. Cubes of chicken wrapped with bacon and coated with brown sugar, chili powder and cumin. Baked until crispy. A skill level of 3/10 (easy). Plus it is easy to double or triple if needed.

Adapted for a Food Network Paula Deen recipe. I looked at it and though it needed a little cumin so I did a test cooking the day before the big party and taste tested with my wife. The cumin stayed.



Rating
Really good. One of the first dishes to be finished off at the party.

Notes: I did about a triple recipe so the pictures will reflect that. The recipe and discussion is about a single recipe. Second, the original recipe called for 1/3 pieces of bacon but I felt that 1/2 pieces were better sticking together and I like bacon. Third, I'm a chicken about chicken.... I checked the internal temps of many pieces and all were in the 180 range. No food safety issues.

Preheat oven to 350 convection. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, 2 T chili powder and 1/2 t cumin. Mix well.
 Clean and trim about 1 1/4 pounds of skinless boneless chicken breast. Cut into approx. 1 inch cubes.
 If using thick bacon, thin out with the back edge of a chef knife.
Cut the bacon in halve, roll around the chicken cubes and secure with a tooth pick. This is the point to cover and refrigerate for better timing.
 Prep baking sheet with aluminum foil a rack and spray with PAM.
 Roll the pieces in the brown sugar mixture. Be sure to pack some in the ends.
 Place on the rack.
 Bake until golden brown. About 35 minutes for me.
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bacon Wraps from 101 Cooking For Two
Cover with foil on heavy dish to keep warm until served.




Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bacon Wraps


A great finger food for that "bring a dish" party. What could go wrong with bacon, sugar and spices? Nothing. Cubes of chicken wrapped with bacon and coated with brown sugar, chili powder and cumin. Baked until crispy. A skill level of 3/10 (easy). Plus it is easy to double or triple if needed.

Ingredients

  • about 1 1/4 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 pounds bacon
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1/2 t cumin

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 350 convection. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, 2 T chili powder and 1/2 t cumin. Mix well.2) Clean and trim about 1 1/4 pounds of skinless boneless chicken breast. Cut into approx. 1 inch cubes.3) If using thick bacon, thin out with the back edge of a chef knife. Cut the bacon in halve, roll around the chicken cubes and secure with a tooth pick. This is the point to cover and refrigerate for better timing.4) Prep baking sheet with aluminum foil a rack and spray with PAM.5) Roll the pieces in the brown sugar mixture. Be sure to pack some in the ends. Place on the rack.6) Bake until golden brown. About 35 minutes for me. Cover with foil on heavy dish to keep warm until served.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: about 15 servings

Updated

June 15 2012

Dan Mikesell

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4 Comments:

At June 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Greg said...

some friends of mine do almost the exact same recipe with the little cocktail hotdogs instead of the chicken. they go fast at parties. I think I like the idea of the chicken myself.

 
At June 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM , Blogger Chris said...

Hard to beat that for party food! I did a savory version of this years ago and it was not as good, it needs the sweet.

 
At September 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM , Blogger Beedermpath said...

Made these for a party! I tripled the recipe, they were a big hit. Thanks!

 
At September 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM , Blogger Beedermpath said...

Made these for a party! Awesome!

 

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