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Chicken Bacon Bites Recipe

Chicken Bacon Bites Recipe

Ginger and orange marmalade give these rumaki-style snacks wonderful flavor. I marinate the wrapped chicken earlier in the day and broil them when guests arrive. —Betty Pierson, Wellington, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 bacon strips, halved
  • 10 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 24 cubes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • Sweet-and-sour sauce, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place bacon on a broiler rack. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until partially cooked; cool.
  • 2. Wrap a piece of bacon around a chicken cube and water chestnut slice; secure with a toothpick. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the marmalade, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Add wrapped chicken; seal and carefully turn to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade. Broil chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side or chicken is no longer pink and bacon is crisp. Serve warm with sweet-and-sour sauce if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.