Sunday, November 10, 2013

Football Fan Delight-BBQ Bacon Chicken Bites

Yee Haw!

This recipe is a football fan's delight!

Well, really it would be anyone's delight...a delicious, sweet and smoky appetizer for a party, football game or for the buckaroos in your homestead!

BBQ Bacon Chicken Bites
As the holidays are quickly approaching and the quantity of football games abound, this is a great recipe to keep lassoed close by.  The sauce alone will knock off your boots!  Ok, enough with the cowboy lingo...on to the recipe that originated at!

Non stick spray
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut up into 1 inch cubes
1/2 pound of bacon strips, cut in half
1/2 cup sweet BBQ sauce (see below)

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.  Lightly spray a large baking sheet with non stick spray.
Wrap each piece of chicken with a strip of bacon.  Place seem side down onto the baking sheet.
Brush with BBQ sauce.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven.
Brush bacon chicken bites with more BBQ sauce and return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes.
Serve hot!  Makes about 20 bites.

To make the sweet BBQ sauce:
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce (just fill half of a 1/4 cup)
2 tsp garlic
1 tsp dry mustard
ground pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes so that the sauce thickens up.  Stir occasionally.

If you prefer a smokier variety of BBQ sauce, you may want to try my own homemade version.  It is just as good as the above sauce, just less sweet and more smoky.

When you need to wrangle up some grub, be sure to try these BBQ Bacon Chicken Bites...quite the combo!

And remember, don't ever squat with your spurs on!  Bad, very bad...

Really, that was the last of my cowboy lingo!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!


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