Thursday, July 3, 2014

BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites

Fourth of July is a great time for everyone to get together and enjoy the wonderful summertime sunshine. When I think of get-togethers for the Fourth, I always think of some good ol’ fashion BBQ. I found this recipe on Pinterest and absolutely fell in love with it. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I have!

Chicken Bacon Bites

Nonstick cooking spray

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

8 oz. (half pound) bacon, cut into thirds

1/2 cup Spicy Sweet BBQ Sauce (recipe below), or your favorite

About 21 toothpicks


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Wrap each chicken piece with a small strip of bacon. Secure with a toothpick, place on the baking sheet, and brush with BBQ sauce. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven, brush bites with more BBQ sauce, and return to oven. Bake for 15 more minutes. Serve warm.

Tip: Make ahead and store in refrigerated, resealable bags for up to 3 days. To reheat, remove from the plastic bag, place onto a baking sheet and reheat in a 275 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until completely warmed. 

Spicy Sweet BBQ Sauce

Makes 1 cup

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup chile sauce

1/2 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon ground dry mustard

Ground black pepper, to taste


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, or until thickened as desired. Stir occasionally. Use immediately as you wish, or store in refrigerator until ready to use.

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