Honey Glazed Chicken and Bacon

Chicken strips wrapped in bacon and basted with honey-mustard? Oh yeah.

Ingredients    

1 pound boneless chicken breasts

20 thin bacon slices

3 tbsp honey

2 tsp coarse mustard

fresh lemon juice

Optional: salt

Directions:

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.

From: http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/?p=6802

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One comment

  1. Made these last night. Would like to give them another try. They were good, but not quite as good as hoped. However, some of that may be on me. I put them in for 10 min to start, and they weren’t crispy yet. I did 5 more min, and they were still a little soft, but I flipped them, and put them back in for 15, thinking they would need the extra time. Unfortunately, that was too long (the directions do say to keep your eye on them – my bad) and they ended up a little too crispy. I’m going to try them again, and be more careful with cooking times.

    Also, they felt like they need some sort of sauce or glaze after cooking, or maybe something to dip them in. I may try some sort of honey or honey barbecue. Something to sweeten them to go with the bacon taste.

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