Savory Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

My annual Candy Kayne Christmas Party is fast approaching. I’ve had great success in the past with bacon inspired bites, so I decided to keep the theme alive and create the Chicken Bacon Bite.

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Because my Christmas Party is the weekend after Thanksgiving, I had to get a start on the appetizers early.  So I actual usually make these about 3 weeks before the party and pop them in the freezer.  Then I thaw them, cook, and serve hot out of the oven.

2 large chicken breast, cubed

7 sliced of bacon cut into thirds

1/2  cup Dijon mustard

¼ cup maple syrup

2 TBs fresh rosemary chopped

¼ tsp of cayenne pepper

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Wrap the bacon around the chicken breast and secure it with a toothpick.  Mix the remaining ingredients to make the marinade. Add all the ingredients in a gallon size freezer bag and toss.  They can be cooked 1-2 hours later or placed in a freezer.  If you decide to freeze make sure you thaw out 2-3 days prior to cooking. 

You can make double the marinade and serve on the side as a dipping sauce.  This recipe can also be made with pork tenderloin as well. Enjoy!

Makes 20-24 pieces