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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Joyeux Kitchen: Bacon Wrapped Sweet Barbecue Chicken

Pre-grilling!  Chicken?  Good!  Bacon?  Good!  Brown sugar?  GOOD!
I modified a Paula Deen appetizer recipe for use as a main course. Sigh. Big food love. To make the chicken as shown, you'll need:

  • 4 chicken breasts, rinsed and patted dry
  • 8 slices of good smoky bacon
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
Wrap the chicken breasts in two slices of bacon each (Don't look at me like that!  The side dishes are super-healthy!) and secure with kebob skewers or toothpicks.  Combine brown sugar and chili powder and dredge each wrapped breast in the mixture (I did this in a 9 by 13 baking dish). Grill 6-8 minutes on each side; watch carefully to prevent scorching. If the chicken starts to burn and it's not up to temperature yet (chicken is fully cooked at 160) move it to the sides of the grill to finish. The original appetizer recipe is here: Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

"Doug-Friendly"  Lemony Potato Salad (recipe courtesy Real Simple magazine)
Mmmm.  Simple--drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with kosher salt and black pepper. Grill 6-8 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking the bacon wrapped sweet barbecue chicken should make a weekly appearance on our menu...