What a week!
Did you all have a great Christmas? I did! My parents were in town visiting from out of state. I got to go to sleep and wake up Christmas morning with my kids and my love, and life is pretty much great.
I’m sad to see Christmas go, but I’m also ready to celebrate 2016. The past year brought so much joy and so many beautiful changes. I can’t wait to see what will happen in 2016. I’m looking forward to great things.
We’re going to ring in the new year quietly, as usual, but surrounded by family and close friends and, of course, good food.
This dish could be an appetizer or a main meal. It’s great because it’s easily doubled or tripled, which is great timing considering that boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders are on sale this week at Brookshire’s.
I think it’s always a good idea to serve a hearty protein at a party, and this dish is perfect for New Year’s Eve!
Sweet and Savory Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites
2 Tbs chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp pepper
4 (4 oz) skinless chicken breast tenders
8 slices thin-cut bacon, cut into halves
2/3 cup brown sugar
Combine chili powder, garlic powder and pepper in a small bowl. Dredge chicken in the spice mixture to coat well. Press the spices into the chicken if necessary to help it adhere.
Wrap each strip of chicken in two slices of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Roll the bacon-wrapped chicken in brown sugar until well-covered.
Place chicken on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper (for easier clean-up) and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350° F for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the chicken is cooked through.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 378, Calories from Fat: 117, Fat: 13 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 77 mg, Sodium: 924 mg, Potassium: 284 mg, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 28 g, Protein: 33 g.
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