Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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Ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 4 pieces, lengthwise

1 1/2 C brown sugar

1 Tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

1 pound bacon

1/2 C favorite BBQ sauce

1/4 C water

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees…or decrease to 400 AFTER ¬†you take your artisan Couronne with Everything bagel topping out of the oven!

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YUM! That’s another post. Anyway, place a rack on a baking sheet, spray with cooking spray. Combine the brown sugar, Cajun seasoning and paprika in a shallow dish. Roll chicken strips in brown sugar mixture, shake off excess and wrap with one to two strips of bacon, depending on strip size. Set on rack with loose bacon ends underneath chicken strip.

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***TRICK*** I found instead of securing bacon with toothpicks in the center where the two strips meet, that If I brush the ends with a glaze, they stick together!!! Here’s where your BBQ sauce and water come in…combine the two into a thin glaze, brush the tops of your bacon wrapped chicken with this before placing in the oven. It’s a delicious SEALANT that helps keep the bacon in place!! Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes. I like to turn the broiler on for about 3 mins after to make the bacon extra crispy! ENJOY!

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Easy Low Fat Crispy Chicken Fingers!

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Here’s one for the kiddos! (Even the kiddos that are taller than me now)

Ingredients:

3-4 Chicken breasts, cut into strips

1 C flour

2 eggs

1/4 cup water

2 C panko bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place rack on cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray. Get 3 shallow containers (I like to use pie pans) and place flour in one, sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder and paprika…mix with a fork. Next whisk eggs and water together and place in the second pan, then panko in last pan with salt and pepper. Roll chicken in flour mixture, then dip in egg, then finally roll in panko mixture. Place strips about a half inch apart on your rack and bake for 20 minutes with about 2-3 minutes on broil at the end to achieve a light brown color. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and tonight we had smiley fries and carrots too! Enjoy!!