Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

Here is another winning recipe from the Our Best Bites. I shared the Spicy Honey Chicken recipe with you last week, which our family loved. This Bacon Wrapped Chicken Teriyaki Skewers recipe our family loved just as much, if not more. I am a bacon believer - that everything tastes better with bacon. This recipe is awesome because it uses a homemade teriyaki sauce (very easy to make) and comes on a stick. Kids love food on a stick, but so do grown-ups :)

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Teriyaki Skewers
recipe from Our Best BitesIngredients:
1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
8 ounces bacon
1 large can pineapple chunks
homemade teriyaki sauce (can also use store bought)
wooden skewers

Directions:
Prepare the chicken (cut into large chunks) and open the can of pineapple and place on a large cutting board.
Cut the bacon into thirds.
Set up an assembly line with your ingredients, and have a large pyrex dish ready to place the skewers in once they are put together.
Start by wrapping a piece of bacon around a chunk of chicken.
Try not to "stretch" the bacon, or it will shred.
Place bacon wrapped chicken piece on a skewer and then place a chunk of pineapple. Continue alternating between the bacon wrapped chicken and pineapple chunks. Leave about an inch of space on each end of the skewer to make it easier to cook later.
Place the prepared skewers in a deep dish (I used by 9x13 glass pyrex dish).
Pour the teriyaki sauce/marinade (reserve about 2 tablespoons of the sauce) over the skewers, cover and let sit in the fridge for about 4-6 hours.
Grill the skewers over medium-high heat for about 5-7 minutes on each side, basting with the reserved teriyaki sauce. You can also do these in the oven on a broiler pan for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees, flipping once halfway through and also basting with reserved sauce.
These were delicious. The combination of the bacon, pineapple and teriyaki is awesome. You can also make these for appetizers and use toothpicks with just one piece of bacon wrapped chicken and one pineapple chunk if you wish.
Enjoy!

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