Sweet Chili Chicken and Bacon Bites
Posted by smith 9 years ago
4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs cut into 1 inch cubes  
2 lbs bacon, cut into thirds (do not use thick cut bacon  
1 and 1/3 c. brown sugar  
3 tbsp chili powder  
1 tbsp kosher salt  
100 toothpicks, soaked in water for 20 minutes.  
 
Insert a cooling rack into a lipped baking sheet. Mix brown sugar, chili powder and salt in small bowl. Set aside. Wrap each chicken piece with bacon, secure with toothpick. Roll in sugar mixture. Set on prepared pan. Repeat until all chicken and bacon pieces are used. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Can be made up to a day ahead. The sheets can be stacked on each other, the pressing of the chicken doesn't hurt it.  
 
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. You can also set aside about 1/2 c. of the sugar mixture and cook it with 1/2 cup of water to make a dipping glaze. You can also add maple syrup or sugar somewhere in the mix depending on your bacon/maple preferences.