June 24, 2022
I love a good go-to recipe that can be versatile and thrown together quickly. This one fits that bill, although it does have a lengthier cook time.
This is a recipe I got from a friend of mine back when I was still a grilled cheese, scrambled egg and hamburger helper kinda cook. It has become a family favorite and, while it’s not a great recipe for the RV since it does need a longer bake time (and I haven’t tried it in the instant pot, but may have to).
This can be done as nuggets or filets. I have taken this as a potluck dish and served it for a sit down family meal. Since the chicken is quite flavorful, it goes well with a neutral veggie, mashed potatoes, or pasta as a side.
I have a TikTok on this recipe as well, so be sure to find me and check it out!
Here’s the Recipe!
makes 4-6 servings
- 1 lb package of bacon
- 1 pack of chicken (boneless breasts, or filets for less cutting)
- brown sugar
- chili powder (optional)
you’ll want to have a baking sheet lined with foil for easy clean up as well as toothpicks for prep.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
Line your baking sheet with foil and sprinkle a light layer of brown sugar and chili powder on the bottom (it doesn’t have to be thick, just so the bottom will caramelize)
For Filets, wrap a strip of bacon around it at an angle so it wraps the entire length, pin the end with a toothpick.
For nuggets, cut bacon in half and cut chicken into equal size bites (it will cook more evenly if they are about the same size). Then repeat the process of wrapping a bacon strip around the nugget and pinning with a toothpick.
Place the pieces onto your baking sheet on top of the sugar/chili mixture gently. Then sprinkle another layer of brown sugar and chili powder over the top.
Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 45 minutes, or until the chicken and bacon are completely cooked and caramelized by the brown sugar.
Remove from the baking sheet and plate or place on a serving plate–it will stick to the foil and sugar on the bottom if it sits long enough to begin cooling.
Serve with sides as a meal or as an appetizer. These refrigerate and reheat well in a microwave or toaster oven if, somehow, there are leftovers.
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