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Chicken Bacon Skewers

Ingredients & Supplies

*Skewers

*Two baking sheets

*Stovetop grill

*Oven

*1/2 tbsp coconut oil or butter

*Thick-cut Bacon

*Chicken breasts

*Salt

*Pepper

*Cayenne (Optional)

The Process

Cut the chicken breasts into small, bite-sized chunks. Not too small! They’ll shrink when you cook them. 

Take one skewer and pierce the end of a single strip of bacon. Poke the skewer through enough to allow space for one chunk of chicken. Mind your fingertips! Place a single chunk of chicken on the skewer. 

You want to keep the meat at the top of the skewer and push it down as you go, forming an accordion-like pattern. You can pull the meat that’s already on the skewer down as you go to allow more space at the top.  

After placing the first piece of chicken on the skewer, carefully pierce the strip of bacon as you fold it on top of the chicken. This will form a natural pattern, that bacon accordion with chicken dancing in between. 

Continue this until the whole strip of bacon is on the skewer, and repeat until you have the desired number of skewers formed or until you run out of chicken breasts. 

(Go ahead and preheat your oven to 400 degrees when you’re done forming the skewers)

You can really cook these babies however you’d like. I used a stovetop grill, melting the 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil on it to make sure things don’t stick. We all know most non-stick cooking surfaces can still get a little sticky. Maybe we need to upgrade our pans? (HAHA)

Season your skewers on every side with salt, pepper, and (optional) cayenne pepper. Feel free to space the meat on the skewer as closely or as far apart as you’d like. Cook the skewers on the stovetop grill for about 5-7 minutes one each side – by each side, I mean just flip the skewer over – to give the bacon a head start.  Do this at medium to low-high heat.

Place the skewers on a baking sheet and place them in your oven; preheated to 400 degrees. Bake for about thirty mins or until the bacon is as done as you’d like. I love extra crispy bacon, lol, so I let mine bake a pinch longer. 

After that, go ahead and pull them out of the oven. You’re ready to nom!   

You can totally make these on an outdoor grill or bake them; skipping the stovetop grill step. Note: Baking them may take a little longer based on how the bacon cooks and how long that takes.

Enjoy! 

Gays in the Life began years ago as a project to help sharpen my writing chops. With each post and each year that passed by, the blog began to morph into something quite different and traveled a variety of creative avenues. Gays in the Life is a lifestyle blog discussing topics in marriage, relationships, life as a young professional, and adventures in living a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy! And thanks for reading, *J

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