What could go wrong with bacon, sugar, and spices? Cubes of chicken wrapped in bacon and coated with brown sugar, chili powder, and cumin? Great finger food for that "bring a dish" party. A skill level of 3/10 (easy). Plus it is easy to double or triple if needed.
1 1/4poundsskinless boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
2/3cupdark brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 convection or 375 if you don' have convection. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, 2 tablespoons chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Mix well.
Clean and trim about 1 1/4 pounds of skinless boneless chicken breast. Cut into approx. 1-inch cubes.
If using thick bacon, thin out with the back edge of a chef knife. Cut the bacon in half, roll around the chicken cubes and secure with a toothpick. This is the point to cover and refrigerate for better timing.
Prep baking sheet with aluminum foil a rack and spray with PAM.
Roll the pieces in the brown sugar mixture. Be sure to pack some in the ends. Place on the rack.
Bake until golden brown. About 35 minutes for me. Cover with foil on a heavy dish to keep warm until served.
If you are using thicker bacon, you will need to flatten it a bit with the flat edge of a knife. Thinner bacon is up to you.
Chicken thighs work fine or substitute in small sausages or other things.
The cumin is optional. It adds only a little heat but I think makes these wraps something special.
See blog post for suggestions on keeping warm for serving.
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