There are very few meals in my family that I can make that ALL FIVE people will eat.
Maybe we are weird.
I think we get it from my mom’s side of the family.
Anyway, last night I made a meal that EVERYONE loved. Amber, who says she is a vegetarian, ate it up. Abbey gave up her teriyaki sauce boycott for it. Allie, decided to forgo Chip Chick for her birthday dinner, and have this instead. Brian, was so satiated by it, he took an hour long nap after we had dinner.
Oh wait, he always does that. But still........these are AMAZING!!!! (Like most things that are wrapped in bacon.)
Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
(Recipe adapted from www.ourbestbites.com)
· 1 lb boneless/skinless chicken (I used breasts)
· 1 package bacon (not the thick kind)
· 1 large can pineapple chunks
· Teriyaki sauce/glaze
· Kebab skewers or toothpicks
1 - The easiest way to put these together is to set up a little Kebab making station. On one plate cut the bacon into thirds. On another plate, put the chicken cubed up into bit-sized pieces. Finally, drain the pineapple and put it into a bowl.
2 – Wrap one third slice of bacon around a chunk of chicken and secure the bacon with a skewer. Next, add a slice of pineapple. If you are using toothpicks, you are done. If you have kebab skewers, repeat until the skewer is full of bacon wrapped chicken and pineapple goodness. Lay each skewer on a rimmed cookie sheet or baking dish.
3 – After all the chicken chunks have been wrapped like little babies in bacon and skewered, brush with teriyaki sauce. Turn over, and repeat. Go ahead and get them extra goopy with sauce.
4 – Place the pan in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours. (I only did two hours because I was too excited to get them on the grill. Longer, can only make them better I’m sure!)
5 – Grill each skewer on low heat for about 10 minutes on each side. (Check them after 7 minutes, just to make sure they aren’t burning.)
Baste with extra teriyaki sauce each time you turn them, plus one final baste right before you take them off the grill. (I actually turned them over for about 2 minutes just to cook on that final baste.)
At about this time your neighbors will be peeking over the fence and smelling the deliciousness of your grilling/basting magic.
You better double the recipe, because they are going to want some.
I promise…..there won’t be any leftovers.