Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Blackberry Jalapeno Dipping Sauce

Jan
2014
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Y’all will like these.

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I’m on the fence right now regarding all the hype going around about food bloggers (and social media) overdoing the whole bacon thing. Anything can be overdone.

However, bacon is a beautiful thing. It will never go away, and people will never stop being obsessed with it. I don’t try to conform to what’s “hot” or what isn’t. If I make it and I love it, I will post it.

Last night on my way from work I stopped by my local Winn-Dixie for milk. I had been working all day, tired, and craving a BLT. When I saw their chicken was on sale I changed my mind – I wanted to wrap bacon around chicken.

It needed a hug.

You could wrap bacon around a piece of cardboard and it would be fantastic. That’s just my opinion.

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These are bacon wrapped chicken bites that I seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano. I made this incredible blackberry jalapeno sauce a few days ago just for fun because I found a bag of blackberries in my freezer.

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They married and lived happily ever after.

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Feel free to adjust the blackberry sauce ingredients if you want to. You could add more brown sugar to make it sweeter, or more jalapeno to add more heat.

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Or both.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Blackberry Jalapeno Dipping Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Blackberry Jalapeno Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lb. bacon, quartered
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pint blackberries, (Mine were frozen from the summer, but you could use store bought frozen)
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp white vinegar

Instructions

  • Trim any fat from the chicken breasts.
  • Mix salt, pepper and oregano together and sprinkle on both sides of chicken breasts.
  • Heat olive oil over medium to medium-high heat in a saute pan and add chicken. (Depending on your stove - mine seems to get more hot than most so I kept it on medium).
  • Saute 3-4 minutes on each side until browned and done in the middle.
  • Remove from pan and let cool.
  • In a food processor, add the blackberries and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Pulse until pureed and add to a medium size sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and cover.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into 1-2" pieces and wrap in bacon.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until bacon is done and a little crispy around the edges.
  • Serve with blackberry dipping sauce.
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The bacon I used was Zeigler Brand and bought at Winn-Dixie. This post was sponsored by Winn-Dixie, but all recipes and opinions are my own!
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