Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

Raising teen boys, I have a new found reverence for bacon.  Appetizers that have anything to do with bacon are an entree and highly regarded in my house.  I was recently looking for new recipes and I noted that Paula Deen had the same type of experience with her two sons when she created Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Chicken.  Paula writes that she made this appetizer into a main dish and her sons were at the house.  She turned around and the plate was empty!  What is it with guys and bacon? 
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tbsp hot sauce
1 1/2 tbsps finely chopped garlic
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 2lbs.), halved (*Note- I used chicken breast tenders)
8 slices of bacon
1 cup packed light brown sugar ( I didn't use this much, I just sprinkled it on as I crumbled it up from the bag, resulting in the use of much less sugar.)
In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, orange juice, hot sauce, and garlic.  Add the chicken to the bowl and toss to coat well with marinade.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, (I used a 425 degree oven and watched turning three times).  Line a baking sheet with foil and grease a wire cooling rack or coat with cooking spray.  Place the rack on the baking sheet.  (Note* the rack would have worked well but, I didn't have one).  
Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting the excess drip off.  Wrap a bacon slice around each piece of chicken.  Secure the bacon with a toothpick.
Crumble the brown sugar into a bowl.  Dip each bacon-wrapped piece of chicken into the sugar taking care to coat evenly.  Place the chicken on the prepared rack.  Bake, turning once, until the bacon is crisp, the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. (*Note- without a wire rack,you will have to drain off the juice, turn more than once, and keep an eye on it).
Recipe source: Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible
I will link this to: 
Friday Food at Mom Trends
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
What's It Wednesday   at Ivy and Elephants  
Thriving on Thursdays  at Domesblissity
On the Menu Monday at Stonegable 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
A Pinteresting Party  at Tutus & Tea Parties
Food on Friday  at Carole's Chatter


Anonymous said...

I'm already looking for snacks recipes to serve during Steeler football watching parties at our house and my men would LOVE these. Thanks for the great recipe!

Bernideen said...

This looks wonderful- I am printing it out!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Blogger ate my comment... let's try again! Bacon... I think these would be great as a main dish! YUMMY!

Unknown said...

Oh man, this looks absolutely delicious! Anything with bacon is okay in my book haha.

Unknown said...

This looks delicious!!! :D


Heirloom treasures said...

MMMm I had to read this today when I'm fasting for a procedure too. Cruel so cruel. Still Saturday mmm must try. xx

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I don't know what it is with bacon, but it is just the yummies on almost anything! I just went to a Chocolate and fudge store on a recent visit, and they had strips of cooked bacon dipped in chocolate! I didn't try it?! This looks absolutely yummy! Thanks, I can keep this for a get together.. perfect! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the so nice comment :)

Becca said...

I know what you feel. I will try this and lets see if my boys will also do what your boys did;)

Maggie Ann said...

This really looks good!

Anonymous said...

yum. this looks good.
Love the bacon.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I always love your awesome photos too!


Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Congrats Sherry! You've been featured on Simple & Sweet Fridays with this delicious recipe. Thanks so much for sharing and don't forget to grab a button if you'd like. Have a wonderful week!


Lauren said...

Anything wrapped in bacon is right up my alley! Thank you for sharing at our
Pinteresting Party!