Chicken-Bacon Bites with Sriracha

chickenbaconThese simply make a simple, quick and quite tasty appetizer.

Perfect for the super bowl if you are inclined to party that day.

Can be made ahead and heated up fine.

What could be easier?

Not much.

So give them a try.

Don’t worry at all about recipe amounts. Once you read the recipe that will be clear. Just take whatever amount of chicken you are using, add enough hot sauce to marinate, and so forth.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb of chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/2 lb bacon, (approx)
  • 1/2 c canola oil
  • 2-3 tbsp of Sriracha sauce
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 c brown sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Put the cubed chicken in a plastic bag.
  2. Add some oil, the hot sauce, and the lime juice, and massage the chicken, making sure it’s all covered.
  3. Place in fridge for about an hour minimum, longer if you wish.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°.
  5. Working on a cookie sheet, covered with foil or parchment, lay out a strip of bacon. Place a chicken piece on the end, and roll just until it overlaps, slice off with a knife, and then toothpick in place. Each strip will make about 3 pieces. Do this for all the chicken pieces.
  6. Put the pieces standing up so the chicken is visible. Spoon over a bit of the reserved marinade if there is any, letting it soak down.
  7. Put a generous pinch of brown sugar to “cap” each one.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until chicken is done.
  9. You can place under a broiler if you want to crisp up the bacon if it needs it.
  10. Serve warm.

SERVES: 20 appetizers

NOTES: As I said, you can eyeball the amount of each ingredient, based on how much chicken you are using.

SOURCE: Adapted from The Gunnysack

OVEN TEMP: 400°

OVEN TIME: 30 minutes

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Chicken-Bacon Bites with Sriracha

  1. Pingback: Chicken-Bacon Bites | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

  2. A tiny quibble: your list of ingredients does not include the bacon. Most members in my FB recipe group are savvy enough to figure it out but some people insist on precision. I will suggest to my members to use a pound of bacon and save leftovers.

  3. thanks for pointing out the missing bacon…Yes, I suspect anyone would figure it out…I would never use a pound…more like a 1/3 for this recipe. I don’t care for “leftover” cooked bacon myself…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s