Drunken Chicken Appetizers

I was surfing around the web looking for a drink recipe (that’ll be tomorrow) when I came across this blog and this wonderful appetizer recipe.  Had to share it with you.  There are a lot of nice recipes over there, you should check it out.

Photo by Robin at Apples to Zucchini

Drunken Chicken Lollipops

45 min | 10 min prep

12 -15 appetizer servings

* 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts

* 1 (1 lb) package sliced bacon

* 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

* 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder

* 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

* short wooden skewers

* 1 cup bourbon whisky

A day ahead of time soak your skewers in the bourbon. Taste it first, to make sure it is a good one. I mix mine with ginger ale.

Now, this is how to prepare them. Make sure you have taken an Advil to help with the hangover you acquired the night before at your bourbon “tasting”.

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch X 2-inch cubes.

3. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a bourbon soaked skewer inserted on the diagonal starting where bacon seam overlaps.

4. Stir together brown sugar and chili powder and cayenne. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture.

5. Coat a rack and broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken on rack in broiler pan.

6. Bake at 350°F for 18 to 22 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.

Or, you could grill them, or broil them, but wrap your stick with foil so they don’t burn the hell up. And for Gawd’s sakes don’t over cook the chicken.

Might as well finish off that bottle of bourbon if you have any left.

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I think I’m going to be taking these to the family reunion in July.  That’ll wow them.

4 thoughts on “Drunken Chicken Appetizers

  1. That site is excellent and the recipe looks yummy.

    Have you ever been to Pioneer Woman? I found it when Sully posted a recipe for Starbuckish petite vanilla scones from her. She’s got some great recipes and her commentary is a major snarkfest. I read all the way through her recipes even if I don’t think I’ll ever make the dish. http://thepioneerwoman.com/

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  2. Hi IndyLib! Thanks for the link, I bookmarked it, I think I could easily spend a day or so there. Are you okay if I include your potato salad in my variations post later this weekend?

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  3. Absolutely yes on the potato salad – thanks!

    And yes I’ve spent hours there, the recipes are good, but the writing is great- sort of Molly Ivansish.

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