Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

I have a wicked case of writer’s block. I have written and re-written posts multiple times this week, and yet nothing has been published here. I don’t seem to have anything useful to say, and wordless Wednesday posts are only fun when there are more than just a couple pictures.
So, I’ll go with what I’ve been up to … In case you hadn’t heard this past Saturday was my birthday, oh and I absolutely love my birthday so you all know I started the countdown weeks ago.
Last Thursday I went out with my book club girls – we decided to hit Figlio’s since it has finally re-opened. The food was fantastic, and of course the company was better. I hope people continue to go there all the time so it never has to close again! Exactly 8 days until the six of us are reunited again, only this time we will be in Florida. I seriously cannot wait.
Friday I had my annual birthday massage – seriously, best tradition ever. Then I had dinner with my family. It’s funny – you can always tell what you’ve been into lately based on the presents you get for your birthday. This year it was running gear galore! I have never been so excited. Dinner was a Broder’s, I think it’s become a favorite with my family! We like pasta – especially the home made kind. Bonus about having an October birthday – PUMPKIN cheesecake was on the menu! Yes. A thousand times yes. (Oh and my in laws bought me a pasta maker, so you better BELIEVE I’m making fresh pasta ASAP)

 Saturday I woke up and ran 8 miles – in your face. I was so damn proud of myself. I had a good excuse not to go (hello, it was my birthday) but training still happened. I would like to think I can officially call myself a runner now. Before I knew it we were ready for dinner at another favorite – 112 eatery. I love that place with my whole heart. The chef there has convinced me to like gnocchi, but I’m pretty confident that no one makes it better than him. After dinner we went and had drinks with friends, and even my baby sister showed up.

 Did I mention that my loving husband forgot to get me something prior to my birthday so he decided to take me food prop shopping the day of?? Check out this stash! Seriously, best mistake ever.

 {you can tell that I’m not the type of person who gets upset about turning another year older.}

Best birthday yet I’d say. I would also say that I am still catching up things, it’s been a busy week! No one ask me what I’m doing this weekend, the answer is sleeping.
Anywho, this recipe is one my mom has made a few times when we get together with our family. These little suckers go really fast! Mike likes these more when my mom makes them – I apparently made these a bit too spicy, you’ll see why.

Try these at your next party – you will look like a rockstar.

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Yield: About 20 Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb. chicken breasts - boneless and skinless
1 lb. package sliced bacon
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder

Directions:

Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together spices in a bowl and set aside. Roll the bits of chicken into a slice of bacon and cut when the slice of bacon just overlaps itself around the chicken. Secure with a toothpick. Cover with the spice mixture.

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Notes:

Bonus Points: Cover the chicken with the spice mixture first, then wrap in the bacon, then cover in the spices again.

Paula Deen

      

2 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites”

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — October 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful celebration, between your delicious meal out + your food prop shopping. =) And these chicken bites look fantastic!

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    Thomas — December 15, 2012 at 1:34 am

    These chicken bites are just what I was looking for. We have an Xmas party tomorrow and it’s pot luck.

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