Over the weekend I discovered a website devoted to top 10 lists. This does not bode well for my level of productivity. One of the lists I read was best food combinations, and as I read it to Mark, he decided to make his own list – of the top 10 ways bacon is combined with other foods.
He didn’t actually come up with ten, but he gave it a good try. The bacon combo that I suggested (after he listed the obvious bacon and hamburger, bacon and shrimp, and bacon and eggs) was bacon, brown sugar and anything.
Case in point? Bacon-wrapped chicken bites, a tasty little snack I saw on Foley’s Follies. I made these a few weeks ago when we had friends over for dinner, and they were a hit. They were messy, but a hit. A messy hit.
Bacon Chicken Bites
1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 4 breasts)
1 lb. bacon
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces, and cut bacon strips into thirds. Wrap chicken with bacon and place, seamside down, on baking sheet. (Cover that baking sheet with foil if you want a less messy situation.) Mix brown sugar and chili powder, then cover bacon pieces. Bake for 20-30 minutes (however long it takes for bacon to crisp up).
I would suggest serving with toothpicks. But that’s because I’m fussy and don’t like a mess. You can also use more chili powder. The original recipe called for two tablespoons. I’m just not that brave.
So, tell me. How do you feel about messy food?
This post will be linked to Mouthwatering Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, 33 Shades of Green and Foodie Friday. It will also be linked to Ingredient Spotlight at Eat at Home.
This sounds wonderful!!! I can’t wait to try these bacon appetizers!! Thanks for sharing and linking to TMTT.
These look awesome. I can’t wait to try them.
WHOA! I am definitely going to try those out! :)
This look fabulous! My hubby is a bacon freak so I know I will be trying these very soon. This is my first visit. i found you through Beaty and Bedlam’s Tasty Tuesday.
Looks so delicious…yum!
YUMMY!! I love messy food!!
OOOOH! These look devine! Can’t go wrong with bacon!! Bookmarking to make soon.
YUM YUM YUM!!!!! My sisters and I just started our first themed blog hop over at http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com every Sunday!. This weeks theme is appetizers. We would love for you to come over and share these or any of your favorite appetizer recipes with our blog readers. Have a great weekend.
You know what I have to say to that? MMMMMM.
I would go with bacon and corn, bacon and green beans, oh anything that makes it sound like it’s a vegetable and healthy so you have a good excuse to eat BACON.
Bacon and green beans? Yes! I’ve been wanting to make bacon-wrapped green beans for a party for so long. Well, since I saw a recipe post for them a year or so ago. :)
I found your recipe a few weeks ago and wrote it down and tried it one night last week!! Yummmmm These little bites are soo good! I linked back to your recipe on my blog!! Come check it out!
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Yay! I’m glad you liked them!
Just made these tonight! DELICIOUS! Definitely making them again at a party :-)
This looks so good…especially on nights when I don’t feel like making a full dinner! I can’t wait to try it!
I hope they turn out great, April! Thanks for stopping by!
I am trying these tonight! Hope they taste as good as they look!!