Hello my foodie friends and welcome to Simple Saturday!
When I read Jenn’s post yesterday here at Our Krazy Kitchen featuring Sweet and Sticky Grilled Chicken it reminded me of an appetizer I made way back in 2009 that my kids just loved – Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites.
I found myself suddenly craving a sweet and spicy chicken dish!
I had some chicken cutlets in the fridge ready to go for last night but had no idea what I was going to make. I don’t have access to a grill at the moment and didn’t want to make appetizer portions for the chicken bites – and didn’t have enough bacon to wrap all the chicken bites anyway. I decided to wing it and come up with something similar. It’s more of a simple process than a recipe.
I washed and salted the cutlets, dredged them in a combo of brown sugar and a Cajun seasoning blend – lots of Cajun seasonings! I placed the cutlets in a baking dish, topped with crumbled bacon (I used the precooked packaged kind), baked for 25 minutes at 350 and served with steamed broccoli and rolls.
It was a nice dinner, I love all the flavors of this chicken dish together, but to be honest there are a couple things I would change about this next time – I would cook the chicken on a rack instead of in a baking dish and instead of just coating the chicken in the brown sugar and Cajun seasoning I would top it with a heaping helping for more flavor – and I know this would be even better on the grill!
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Have a wonderful weekend!