Chicken strips wrapped in bacon and basted with honey-mustard? Oh yeah.
1 pound boneless chicken breasts
20 thin bacon slices
3 tbsp honey
2 tsp coarse mustard
fresh lemon juice
Cut the chicken breasts—or fillets, as we call them here—in thin strips. Not too thin, the bacon has to brown and if the chicken is too thin it’ll get dry before the bacon gets crispy. That would be a sin.
I’m using the Dutch equivalent to bacon in this recipe. It’s called Ontbijtspek and is saltier than regular bacon. You can sprinkle some salt (and/or pepper) on the chicken strips, if you like.
Grab a bowl and combine 3 tbsp honey with 2 tsp coarse mustard. Squeeze in some lemon juice. Not too much, about a tbsp or so. I think orange juice will be great, too.
Place them in a roasting tray or on a cookie sheet. If you’re afraid of cleaning up, line the tray or sheet with some tin-foil first. I’m hard-core (And own a dish washing machine. It helps).
Brush the chicken bites with half the marinade. Bake them in a preheated oven at 425F (225C) for 10 to 13 minutes. Until the bacon is crispy.
As soon as one side is done, take the tray out of the oven. Flip them over and brush them with the remaining marinade.
Put them back in the oven for another 10 to 13 minutes, until the other side is crispy as well. Keep an eye on them.