Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Cooking with Beer - Beer-Candied Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Beer is definitely proof that God wants us to be happy. But beer and bacon are proof that there's a heaven - right here on earth!
Beer Candied Bacon Wrapped Chicken is a tasty combination of flavors - sweet, salty, smoky. The chicken is pretty much a carrier for the awesomeness of the sweet drunken bacon.
I used a winter beer for the syrup because of the combination of sweetness and spices. Use what you like for a completely different taste experience. But use something with enough flavor for it to stand up against the bacon.
Beer-Candied Bacon Wrapped Chicken
1 Lb Thick-Cut Bacon, Smoked Bacon
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Beer
2 Large Chicken Breasts
In a small bowl, mix the beer and the brown sugar together until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
Cook bacon on a griddle or in a pan until just starting to crisp. Place in a bowl and pour the beer syrup over them. Toss to coat.
Continue to cook the coated the bacon on the griddle or in a pan. Turn and baste with syrup as the bacon cooks. Cook until the crispy and browned.
While the bacon is cooking. Cut each chicken breast length-wise into four pieces. And cook on the griddle until done.
Wrap two slices of bacon around each piece of chicken.
Any left over back - yeah right! - can be wrapped into coils and left to dry on a rack for about an hour. It'll get nice and crunchy!