Mar 1, 2010

Honey Glazed Chicken and Bacon Bites

Chicken & Bacon Bites

I had an idea. Actually, it was more like my three hundred and forty-sixth idea for this month and I now have the hips to show for it. No biggie, I consider it a small sacrifice for eating food that tastes this good.

So I asked myself: “Would it be a really crazy idea to wrap loads of bacon around chicken strips and brush them with a spruced up honey marinade?”. Why yes, Kay, it would be. But frankly, I like crazy. I’m all for crazy.

See, now that’s what happens when you blog from your desolated home or kitchen (in the burbs). You get all delusional. You start talking to yourself. And what’s even worse, you end up answering your own rhetorical questions. Think about that before you ever decide to become a food blogger! The process is irreversible.

Anyway, it turned out nothing short of a phenomenal idea that I simply have to share here in my little corner of the www. Let me show you little bites of heaven!

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless chicken breasts
20 thin bacon slices
3 tbsp honey
2 tsp coarse mustard
fresh lemon juice

Optional: salt

Directions:

Cut the chicken breasts—or fillets, as we call them here—in thin strips. Not too thin, the bacon has to brown and if the chicken is too thin it’ll get dry before the bacon gets crispy. That would be a sin.
Chicken & Bacon Bites

Note:
I’m using the Dutch equivalent to bacon in this recipe. It’s called Ontbijtspek and is saltier than regular bacon. You can sprinkle some salt (and/or pepper) on the chicken strips, if you like.

Grab a bowl and combine 3 tbsp honey with 2 tsp coarse mustard.
Chicken & Bacon Bites

Squeeze in some lemon juice. Not too much, about a tbsp or so. I think orange juice will be great, too.
Chicken & Bacon Bites

Bacon rights all the wrongs in this world. It brings justice to all the injustices. Or something like that.
Chicken & Bacon Bites

I asked my favorite pair of extra hands to wrap the bacon around the chicken strips.
Chicken & Bacon Bites

Place them in a roasting tray or on a cookie sheet. If you’re afraid of cleaning up, line the tray or sheet with some tin-foil first. I’m hard-core (And own a dish washing machine. It helps).
Chicken & Bacon Bites

Brush the chicken bites with half the marinade.
Chicken & Bacon Bites

Bake them in a preheated oven at 425F (225C) for 10 to 13 minutes. Until the bacon is crispy.

As soon as one side is done, take the tray out of the oven. Does this look good or what? I could never be a vegetarian simply because I cannot forsake bacon. I absolutely love it, in an artery clogging kind of way!
Chicken & Bacon Bites

Flip them over and brush them with the remaining marinade.
Chicken & Bacon Bites

Put them back in the oven for another 10 to 13 minutes, until the other side is crispy as well. Keep an eye on them.

Don’t these just scream: love me, bite me, chew me, eat me, devour me? If I can give you a tip, a really useful one at it, it would be to fix twice the amount you think you’ll need. And then some.

Honey Glazed Chicken and Bacon Bites
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
    20 thin bacon slices
    3 tbsp honey
    2 tsp coarse mustard
    fresh lemon juice

    Optional: salt
Directions
  1. Cut the chicken in thin strips and (optionally) salt them. Grab a bowl and combine 3 tbsp honey with 2 tsp coarse mustard. Squeeze in some lemon juice. Not too much, about a tbsp or so. I think orange juice will be great, too. Qrap the bacon around the chicken strips and place them in a roasting tray or on a cookie sheet.

    Brush the chicken bites with half the marinade. As soon as one side is done, take the tray out of the oven, flip them over and brush them with the other half of the marinade. Put them back in the oven for another 10 to 13 minutes, until the other side is crispy as well. Keep an eye on them.
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    125 Comments »

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    1. 1

      Oh wow! This dish looks delicious! I love the combination of chicken and bacon. Yum!

      Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes on Mar 1, 2010 @ 8:38 am Reply
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      You had me at bacon. This looks divine! If this is crazy, I don’t want to be sane. Definitely a must-try!

      Alison on Mar 1, 2010 @ 9:36 am Reply
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      I know how you feel Kay. Food blogging has me talking to myself too. Especially since everyone else is sick of hearing me talk about food! ;)
      Lovely dish. Love chicken, love honey.
      Magda

      my little expat kitchen on Mar 1, 2010 @ 11:50 am Reply
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      It’s a perfect combination that I’ve made many times before – I call them “chicks in blankets” (after the bacon wrapped sausages us Brits call “pigs in blankets”).

      They’re also great as as summer dish mixed up with a big bowl of fresh, leafy salad.

      Nick on Mar 1, 2010 @ 2:58 pm Reply
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      Those look like perfect little appetizers! Yum, yum! Your photos are always stunning and sharp.

      Erica Lea on Mar 1, 2010 @ 4:10 pm Reply
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      Erica Lea:

      Trust me, they’re not! Had a really hard time with the light. It was rainy and gray when I took these.

      Kay on Mar 1, 2010 @ 4:12 pm Reply
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      bacon…my favorite food group!

      sue on Mar 1, 2010 @ 7:26 pm Reply
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      love it love, going to try it out this weekend, my hubby is not a fan of bacon though ! Well his bad luck :P

      Preeti on Mar 1, 2010 @ 8:13 pm Reply
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      I had a Homer Simpson moment when I saw these…”oooh bacon”
      can’t wait to make these.

      Louanne on Mar 1, 2010 @ 9:22 pm Reply
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      I added your blog to my bookmarks.

      levitra on Mar 1, 2010 @ 9:46 pm Reply
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      delicioussss….with mayo dip make the perfect choice for party-finger food…yammm

      pandora on Mar 1, 2010 @ 10:02 pm Reply
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      Hey Kay! These look really good and as long as the mustard is gluten free, will be great for those on a gluten free diet like my husband. Thanks!

      Kay Guest on Mar 1, 2010 @ 10:06 pm Reply
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      Oh honey, I talk to myself all the time!

      It looks absolutely delicious, Kay.

      Maria on Mar 2, 2010 @ 12:28 am Reply
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      Did you cut the strips long wise or across the width? I thought it looked one way in one pic and the other in another pictures. Does any of that make sense? LOL

      I can’t wait to try these. My husband will be in bacon/chicken heaven. :)

      Midlife Slices on Mar 2, 2010 @ 4:25 am Reply
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      Midlife Slices:

      As far as I remember, he cut them across the width at a sharp angle! Know what I mean?

      Kay on Mar 2, 2010 @ 9:37 am Reply
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      I love a sticky sweet and savory combination and this recipe would definitely fit that description. Sounds perfect for a party or just for snacks. Thanks for another great recipe, Kay!

      Lana from Never Enough Thyme on Mar 2, 2010 @ 3:33 pm Reply
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      These look absolutely gorgeous!! And you’re so right; what would we do without bacon??

      Simone on Mar 2, 2010 @ 6:59 pm Reply
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      Oh my goodness awesome recipe! I wish I could make it tonight. Love your blog you have the best recipes.

      sherryc on Mar 2, 2010 @ 9:56 pm Reply
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      Wow, just WOW! I can’t wait to make these! Thanks for sharing your recipe. These are crazy, all right. Crazy good!

      Niteowl Nancy on Mar 3, 2010 @ 5:04 am Reply
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      Yes, Yes, Yes! Meat wrapped in meat! I believe bacon is the only meat used to make other meat taste better, so this is a must try for me.

      Rhonda Adkins on Mar 3, 2010 @ 7:08 am Reply
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      @Nick:

      I love the name Chicks in a Blanket! if only I’d known, I would have named them that :)

      Kay on Mar 3, 2010 @ 11:47 am Reply
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      Oh! I made these last night and they are not only AMAZING but a huge hit! Everyone was raving! I should have made a double batch for sure!

      Elizabeth on Mar 3, 2010 @ 4:04 pm Reply
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      @Elizabeth:

      Told you to make twice the amount you thought you needed :)

      Kay on Mar 3, 2010 @ 4:06 pm Reply
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      super easy recipe, thanks for sharing! I will have to make this up for hubby this weekend! ’cause, you know, everything is better with bacon! thanks for all your great recipes, I enjoy reading them and drooling over the photos! :)

      Shannon on Mar 3, 2010 @ 7:10 pm Reply
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      Oooohhhh…you and your amazing appetizers…this looks scrumptious

      Ann on Mar 3, 2010 @ 8:44 pm Reply
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