Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites2015-07-03
- Yield : 400 gms
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 25m
- Ready In : 45m
Perfect finger food for parties
There are tens of recipes for making bacon wraps, but this bacon wrapped chicken recipe appealed to me because of the ease with which it can be made. What’s more, you can make these in advance and serve as starters before dinner or as an entrée for brunch.
It is important to pick tender and juicy boneless chicken pieces and season it well before wrapping the bacon around them so that each bite is a burst of flavors. I used smoked, rind less backon which I would suggest you do too.
Tip for making Bacon Wrapped Chicken bites more interesting
If you have time on hand, give the chicken a special treatment by stuff each little chicken piece with a bit of cream cheese just before wrapping it with bacon. Make sure to secure the wrap well so that the cheese does not drip.
You can substitute chicken with stuffed dates, or seasoned prawns.
Trivia – Curing and Smoking of Bacon
Bacon is cured through either a process of injecting with or soaking in brine or using plain salt (dry curing). In America, bacon is usually cured and smoked, and different flavours can be achieved by using various types of wood, In the United Kingdom and Ireland, smoked and unsmoked varieties are equally common, unsmoked being referred to as green bacon. Source: Wikipedia
- Boneless Chicken 500 gms
- Bacon - 300 gms cut in strips
- Red pepper flakes - 2 Tbsp
- Dijon Mustard 2 Tbsp
- Brown Sugar 2/3rd cup (or substitute it with honey)
- Pepper powder - 1/2 Tsp
- Oregano 1 Tsp
- Thyme 1/4 Tsp
- Allspice to taste
- Salt to taste
Cut the chicken into bite size and season it with allspice, pepper, salt, oregano and thyme. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes. Melt the brown-sugar with a bit of allspice. Add crushed red pepper flakes and dijon mustard. Stir well and keep aside.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. While the oven is getting preheated, wrap each piece of chicken with bacon strip and secure it with a toothpick if needed.
Lightly grease the baking tray and arrange the wrapped chicken pieces on the tray. As you arrange the wrapped chicken bites, baste each of them with the brownsugar/mustard mixture and bake for about 10 minutes.
Baste the bites again and cook till the chicken gets cooked. To test the doneness, cut a chicken piece and check inside, it should be white (not pink)
Serve with a sprinkle of Allspice.
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