Hey you Paula Deen fans, she has a new magazine, "Cooking with Paula Deen"--this recipe is from the premier issue. It was so yummy looking, I couldn't wait to try it. I added another 15 minutes to the cooking time suggested (30-35 minutes) and It was just right, but oven temperatures vary, so check on it during the last few minutes of cooking time. I'm also going to add a few dashes of cayenne pepper next time for something hot and sweet!
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes.
- Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a wooden pick inserted on the diagonal starting where bacon seam overlaps.
- Stir together brown sugar and chili powder. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture.
- Coat a rack and broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken on rack in broiler pan.
- Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.
I made a double batch to take to a friend's house a couple weeks back. They went fast while we were watching the football games. Only problem...... now I've been begged to make them every weekend! They were so tasty and just the right size to snack on through the day. Super tasty and not hard to make at all (just a little messy). Only tip I can give is to line your bottom broiler pan with tinfoil as clean up was a little rough. Other than that, no complaints at all. Thanks for sharing this recipe and I'm off to make another batch for the SEC championship game in about fifteen minutes! GO GAMECOCKS!
They sure didn't taste funny to us! They were awesome says everyone at the Halloween party I just went to! Lovely flavor with just a little kick from the chili powder. Great recipe and one I will use many times in the future while entertaining! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us Sharlene! Linda Update: I made these for an 80th birthday party for my aunt, and everyone went crazy for them! I made them up ahead of time and let them marinate for about 2 hrs. Took them out of the fridge, put them on a broiler pan and baked them for almost an hr. The cooking time is definitely off on these. (If you want crispy bacon that is). For any occasion these will be a hit in my family and I will make them every chance I get. Yes, I love em and so does everyone else! Linda
I tried making these for the first time last football season and I gotta tell you, this is one of the easiest most reliable football appetizer recipes ever. Everyone loves them- no matter how many we make they go like that! Last superbowl, my boyfriend accidentally used ceyanne pepper instead of chili powder, and I thought they would be ruined! We brought them to the party anyways and though they were hot at heck, they still got gobbled up. Also, I just made them for my health-nut mother in law and substituted turkey bacon. Though REAL bacon is DEFINITLY better, they really held their own and everyone loved them still.