Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Kebabs

Here’s something unusual: for the past few weeks, I have had about a quarter kilo of bacon in the freezer, and I didn’t know what to do with it!

True story!

I love bacon, but I don’t eat it often because I know it’s not the best for me. When Caths left, I knew there was even less chance for me to make something of it. Frankly, I didn’t want to pan-fry it because it just cooks in its own fat, and while it’s delicious, it’s also terribly hard to wash my pans afterward. (And I’ve been doing a lot of dishwashing since Caths left!)

Then I had an epiphany! I’ll bake it around chicken! So for the kids’ dinner, I decided to bake bacon-wrapped chicken kebabs. Didn’t even go online, just seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper, wrapped the bacon around them, skewered it, and baked, trusting it would work out. And it did! The chicken was moist and cooked, the bacon crispy. Yas, fam!

Ingredients

Three chicken breasts, cubed
About 1/4 kilo honey-maple bacon
Salt and pepper to taste
Barbecue sticks

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 230 degrees Celsius.
  2. Season the chicken cubes with salt and pepper all the way through.
  3. Take a roughly six-inch strip of bacon and wrap it around the chicken cube. Skewer it onto a barbecue stick.
  4. Repeat until all chicken cubes are skewered.
  5. Bake in the oven roughly 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy. (You can cut through one to check if the chicken is cooked all the way through.)
  6. Serve hot.