Sunday, 22 June 2008

Taste and Create: Sweet Bacon Chicken Bites

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

Serves 2


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.


  1. Glad you liked them - they are seriously yummy!

  2. What a great idea for an appetizer!

  3. It's about I have a nice alternative to bacon wrapped chicken livers!

  4. bacon and chicken, yum looks great Ruth! :-)

  5. They seriously are Phemom

    That Girl, very true! These are great nibbles

    Hey Peter M, glad to be of service!

    Amen to that Toontz

    Thanks Dell. It tasted great too!

  6. i would have loved it too! no wonder stewie didn't mind having one!

  7. Just found your blog via sidewalk shoes. This recipe is great! My kids would gobble these up!

  8. Oooh yum! I've seen recipes for bacon with sugar and chili but never paired up with chicken like this. Sounds like a very moreish nibble - they wouldn't last long in this house!

  9. how can this possibly be bad? i'm in love. it has so many of my favorite elements: bacon! sugar! food on a stick!

  10. Thanks Priscilla. Stewie would have probably got one regardless of whether it fell or not though.... he's a spoilt pup.

    Hi Paula! Welcome! hope you try making these! They're fun to make AND eat!

    Hey littlebird. They are very moreish you should give them a go sometime.

    Very true Michelle. Hard to say no to really!

  11. This is one fine and simple recipe! Looks delicious.

  12. Thanks lore. A great easy weeknight meal!


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