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Chicken-Jalapeño-Bacon Bites

 

Chicken-Jalapeño-Bacon Bites are pretty much what they sound like, which is delicious. These are an easy riff on Quail Bites, and if you have quail, by all means use it. 

Ingredients: 

½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 jalapeño, sliced into 12 rounds
6 strips thin-sliced bacon, each strip cut in half
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Recipe directions: 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and place a metal rack over it. Spray a little nonstick spray over the rack.

Wrap a chicken cube and jalapeño slice tightly with a strip of bacon, and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat until you have 12 appetizers.

Put the brown sugar in a bowl, and gently roll each Chicken-Jalapeño-Bacon Bite in it, brushing off any excess sugar and leaving just enough to leave a light dusting of sugar around the bacon. Place the Bites on the prepared rack, and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the Bites, and bake for another 15 minutes. Cool.

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