I wrapped Lil’ Smokies with crescent rolls in back high school (“Baby Jesus in a Blanket,” anyone!?), but have honestly felt too intimidated to try “gourmet” wrapping recipes with ingredients such as olives, figs, and raw meat … too grown up! However, this recipe from Paula Deen felt grown up (two kinds of raw meat!), yet simple at the same time (4 ingredients).
Chili & Brown Sugar Chicken Bacon Wraps
Makes 12-15 wraps
4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 (1-pound) package sliced bacon
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a wooden pick.
3. Stir together brown sugar and chili powder. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture.
4. Coat a rack and broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray…
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