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