Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

This Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken will be a hit with the entire family. The recipe combines the spice of chili powder with the sweet nature of brown sugar. And of course, bacon makes everything better. This is one of my favorites.


In our family, home cooked meals have always been a staple. Granny is a fantastic cook. Everything she makes is good. Mom had a busy job while my brother and I were growing up and her organizational skills helped. She planned meals ahead of time and left simple instructions that my brother and I could follow to have dinner ready in her absence. A little pre-planning goes a long way.

Pre-planning may help you too, whether you are busy on the farm or with another job. Farmers are always busy. In the summer, hay season keeps my brother very busy. If I want to see him, I go ride in the tractor. It was this way with Grandpa, too. But I'm not complaining. It's a lot of fun! The cows require attention year round, regardless of weather or other obligations. We plant corn for corn silage in the spring  and harvest in the fall. Dairy cows love corn silage! For more about that process, click here. 

In short, farming is always busy, but everyone still has to eat. Easy meals are a must for these times and I'm sure they will help you as well. This is one of my favorite meals that is easy to prepare and always tastes great.


Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

What you'll need...

  • Chicken tenders, thawed
  • Equal number of bacon strips as chicken tenders
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Kitchen Equipment
  • Baking tray(s) to fit the number of chicken tenders you are making
  • Foil to cover the baking tray(s)
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • A bowl for brown sugar to roll the bacon-wrapped chicken tenders in 

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Cover one side of each chicken tender with the amount of garlic powder and chili powder that you would like (This is primarily up to preference, so it will vary from person to person)
  3. Wrap each chicken tender with one slice of bacon
  4. Roll each bacon-wrapped chicken tender in brown sugar
  5. Place all chicken tenders on a foil-covered baking tray sprayed with non-stick cooking spray
  6. Place in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes until chicken is fully cooked (After this amount of time, I slice open one chicken tender to check and then adjust as needed)

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