Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bites

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Another great recipe from my Bigelow Tea Life of Pi Oscars Party.  This one I actually came across on pinterest from Have Recipes-Will Cook.  They looked like a tasty island like food.  I could see roasting these over an open fire on a beach.  :)  Sweet and spicy chicken bites were a huge hit at the party.  There were no leftovers.  I think I only got one myself.  The combo of the cayenne with the dark brown sugar was absolutely perfect!

This was also one of the easiest recipes!  Cube the chicken, wrap it in bacon and roll in the sugar mixture.  Easy peasy!  I bet you could even do everything but coat it in the sugar mixture to prep it.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bites

1 1/4 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pound thick cut bacon
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease.  Set aside.

Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes.  Cut bacon strips into thirds.  Wrap chicken cubes in bacon and secre with a toothpick.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cayenne pepper and chili powder. Roll wrapped chicken in mixture until coated on all sides.  Place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.  Serve with ranch dip.

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