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!

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