Monday, January 14, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Sweet Chili Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Sweet Chili Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Tender bites of chicken wrapped in salty bacon was something I simply had to try. My husband and I went out a few weeks ago and enjoyed a great dinner that included bacon wrapped chicken. That has been stuck in my head every since.

I've actually made these little chicken bites three times this week. (Luckily, you can cook just a few at a time!) It's a hard life taste testing these things, let me tell you. I was determined to get the chili sauce right and I couldn't resist making more of these little bites to go with it each time.

A few notes to go with this beyond simple recipe. I preferred these when made with the smaller bites of chicken. I cut the chicken 1/2" - 3/4" - 1" in size and my favorites were the tiny bites. Depending on the size of the chicken pieces, you will need to cut the slices of bacon either in thirds or in quarters. I also preferred the dark chicken meat to the light, but that is likely more personal preference than anything else.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Yield: 12 appetizer portions or 4-5 main dish portions
(printable recipe)

3 boneless skinless chicken thighs or 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
12-14 slices of bacon, I used almost a pound of bacon
Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce or any other dipping sauce of your choice

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil and then place a metal rack over the foil. Dice the chicken into bite size pieces and set aside. Slice the bacon into thirds or fourths, making sure that the bacon pieces are long enough to wrap around the chicken pieces.

Wrap each piece of chicken with bacon and then secure it with a toothpick. Place the wrapped chicken on on the wire rack over the prepared baking sheet. Cook the bites for 22-28 minutes, until the bacon is lightly browned and the chicken is cooked through. Serve hot with the dipping sauce of your choice. Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Sweet Chili Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness these look amazing Mary!

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  2. This is a perfect snack to dip in that homemade chili sauce... which, by they way, is one of my favorites. Thanks to Andrea, I no longer have to buy it!!

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  3. Love your blog it looks amazing! I'm new to the blogging world, so I just wanted to let you know you made me hungry!

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  4. I don't usually make a lot of appetizers but these sound perfect. I still have that sweet sauce on my brain and can't wait to try it. Bacon, bacon - gotta love it!

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  5. Yum---I find some of my best ideas when my husband and I got out, especially in the appetizer department. I would happily eat these for an entire dinner, though.

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  6. Bacon-wrapped anything is such a crowd-pleaser! These would be perfect as a party app!

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  7. You had me with "bacon wrapped"

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  8. I can't let my menfolk see this, or I'll be making, like, 10 pounds of it. Because, after all, who doesn't love "Bacon wrapped"?!

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  9. The chicken bites and the dipping sauce both sound delicious Mary

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