I really love the blog event Taste and Create. This is my 3rd time taking part now and I just love the idea of being paired up with a fellow food blogger and trying a recipe from their blog. This month I was paired with Phe MOM enon and I had a great time looking through this blog and in fact had about 5 or 6 recipes I really wanted to recreate. This one won me though, because although Phemom had made them before with some adaptations (which sounded delicious to me anyways) she gave the recipe another go but stuck to what she was told and discovered they were tastier by going with the recipe. But I also picked this for the fact that it was something my carnivorous simple eating hubby would eat too. I loved it, he loved it and Stewie loved the one that dropped on the floor! The sweetness of the sugar, the spice of the chili and the crispiness of the bacon. A really delicious dish and it worked great for a weeknight meal too - simple and quick to put together.
The original source is Paula Deen via the Food Network - I've reduced the portions for 2 people and used a little less chili for personal preferences, so here's the recipe as I did it.
Sweet Bacon Chicken Bites
2 chicken breasts, cubed into 1" pieces
5 slices of back bacon cut into strips
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp chili powder
1. Wrap a bacon strip round each cube of chicken securing with a toothpick.
2. Mix the sugar and chili powder together in a bowl and roll the chicken/bacon in it.
3. Spread on a baking tray and cook in the oven at 170˚C for about 30 minutes.
Thanks for this great recipe PheMOMenon! It was great to be paired with you.