Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken was a no brainer for me. It’s really hard to go wrong with cooking a chicken recipe for my family. Not to mention, I could wrap a piece of bacon around almost any kind of food and they would like it. Me, I really like food with a sweet and spicy combination and that’s what really stands out with the chili powder and brown sugar on the chicken. Of course it’s wrapped in a crispy piece of bacon as a bonus.
Besides looking delicious and knowing this recipe will be a hit for dinner, this chicken recipe contained something else that appealed to me, simplicity. It was a busy weekend and I really didn’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making dinner.
This is something I definitely would have preferred to cook on the grill, but when I cooked this recipe my grill was still packed away in the garage and we still had snow on the ground. Hopefully next time I cook this, the snow will have melted and I’ll be able to grill the chicken.
I started off by preheating my oven. Then I cut the chicken breasts into three pieces using my chef’s knife, trimming off the tenders and then slicing the breast lengthwise into two more pieces. I mixed some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder and seasoned the chicken. I’ve got a couple spice shakers that I use for seasoning food when I’m using a lot of different spices that I want to mix together before seasoning the food.
After the chicken was seasoned I wrapped a piece of bacon around each piece, and then rolled them around in a bowl of brown sugar to give it a light coating. I placed the chicken on an aluminum foil covered cookie sheet which had a light coating of cooking spray, and baked them for about thirty minutes.
At the end of dinner I asked my family if they liked the chicken and they all just kind of looked at each other and smiled. I looked at their plates and there wasn’t even a scrap of chicken or bacon left. The unanimous response was,
“Duh, what do you think?”
The Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken was a home run, and something I’ll definitely be making again.
This is the chef’s knife set that I use and what I recommend. As far as Chef’s knifes go they can get kind of expensive, but this one is not. This knife not only comes with a vegetable paring knife (that I also use all the time), but a pair of scissors. I use the scissors for making my S’mores Cup dessert and for trimming skin off chicken. The scissors are really sharp!
Adapted from Diary of a Recipe Addict