Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Honey Glazed Chicken and Bacon Bites from James

Here’s a recipe SO good it will make your
eyelashes curl all by themselves

Ingredients: boneless chicken breasts (one per person)
20 thin bacon slices

3 tbsp honey
2 tsp coarse mustard
fresh lemon juice
Optional: salt

Cut the chicken breasts into 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. 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. Take the lovely bacon and wrap a piece around each strip of cut chicken. 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 or until the bacon is crispy. As soon as one side is done, take the tray out of the oven. Does this look good or what??? 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.

Don’t these just scream: love me, bite me, chew me, eat me, devour me?
If I can give you a tip, a really useful one, it would be to fix twice the amount you think you’ll need. And then some…..