We affectionally refer to these Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps as Chicken Candy. You’ll have to force yourself to share, they’re so good. Perfect appetizer for game day!
Let’s imagine for a minute we didn’t have fingers.
We wouldn’t be able to draw, type, play piano, give a scalp massage, point, snap, finger paint, scratch our nose (“it was a scratch, not a pick” – name that show!), learn sign language, twiddle our thumbs, flip someone off, or tie a bow.
And what would become of finger food? *shudder*
I’m pretty sure they’re meant as an appetizer. But I’m known for serving appetizers for dinner (and sometimes even using paper towels instead of napkins. Crazy!) Considering my kidlets know how to eat with their mouths closed, and say “please” and “thank you,” my unorthodox meal time rituals can’t be causing too much harm.
2 1/4poundsboneless skinless chicken breasts,cut into 1 inch pieces
1poundsliced bacon,cut into thirds
2/3cuppacked brown sugar
1/8teaspooncayenne pepper(or 1/4 tsp for more kick)
Tools you will need
nonstick cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet pan with foil and place a cooling rack on top. Generously coat the rack with nonstick cooking spray.
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
Wrap a slice of bacon around each chicken cube and secure with a toothpick.
Dredge the wrapped chicken in the brown sugar mixture.
Place the chicken pieces on the rack and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the bacon is crisp.