Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken

I love this chicken.  It was so quick to but together and it really tastes great.  I made 12 pieces (4 chicken breasts) because my children have been on a "chicken strike" for a while now.  I figured we would have leftovers and I would get a nice lunch the following day.  Nope, my kids loved it.  They each ate 3 or 4 helpings and Dear Hubby and I had to make PB and Honey sandwiches later because the kids ate all of our chicken.

I cooked the chicken in the oven because, well, it's 6'F outside and I'm pretty sure Dear Hubby isn't willing to barbecue in that weather no matter how good the chicken is.  This would taste wonderful on the grill, though and I'm planning on trying it as soon at the weather warms a bit.

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken 

  •  4 Chicken breasts cut into thirds (12 pieces)
  • 12 bacon slices (if you use thick slices, add a couple minutes to the cooking time)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Brown sugar
Cut each breast into 3 pieces, season all the chicken wiht the spices, then wrap a bacon slice around each piece, roll in brown sugar and place in an oven proof dish ... make sure to spray your dish with cooking spray or coat in olive oil.

Bake at 400' for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the bacon is nice and brown and crispy.