I haven’t posted a real meal in a long time, mainly because I never thought to ask, and some of them I wouldn’t dare to try to write a blog post about. Turns out that this Bacon-Wrapped Barbecue Chicken is really good. Good enough that I wanted to post it. Usually, if I want to post a recipe that mom was planning on posting, she will let me do it, because she has so many other foods that I don’t really want to post.
Mom and Dad are trying to eat healthy at meal times, so that means we kids basically are doing the same thing, whether we like it or not. But when I had this dinner, I had second thoughts about eating a healthier diet. I really couldn’t tell this delicious chicken was “healthy”. So, when mom asked me if I liked it, I said, “It’s worthy for the blog, and I want to post it!”
This unique kind of chicken is marinated with the same kind of barbecue sauce we used for the Sugar Free Homemade Barbecued Pulled Pork. If you don’t want to make your own barbecue sauce, you can use your favorite store bought brand. Remember…if you are using the barbecue sauce from the pulled pork recipe, you have to simmer the sauce on the stove for 45 minutes or so, so that the flavors blend.
My mom marinated the chicken in the barbecue sauce all day, then wrapped the chicken in bacon about an hour before grilling, holding the bacon on to the chicken using toothpicks.
When we sat down to eat, my sister slowly (and dramatically) pulled out a toothpick from her freshly barbecued chicken. Good thing no one bit into one! Remember to take out the toothpicks before serving them to guests or family or friends. It wouldn’t be pretty if you took a bite of toothpick.
This bacon and chicken cooked together? It was like a dream come true. Crispy on the outside, moist and flavorful on the inside. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it!
If you happen to have leftovers of this savory chicken, you can cut it up and put it on your salad with a few tomatoes, cucumbers and your favorite dressing.
The perfect lunch.
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Grilled chicken marinated in barbecue sauce and wrapped in savory bacon.
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups barbecue sauce
- 12 oz package of bacon
- Marinate the chicken in the barbecue sauce for 8 hours or overnight. Before grilling, wrap each piece of chicken with two slices of bacon, securing with toothpicks.
- Place chicken on preheated grill and cook for about 10 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is no longer pink.
This recipe fits paleo, sugar free and gluten free diets! Just be sure the barbecue sauce and bacon you choose doesn’t have unwanted ingredients.