Bacon wrapped chicken bites for graduation party

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by tdglamann, May 17, 2011.

  1. We are doing finger foods (veggie/fruit trays, cheese and crackers, etc.) for my daughters graduation open house.  I'm thinking about also serving quartered bacon wrapped chicken breasts.  I was thinking it would be best to smoke them whole, then quarter them for additional help to keep them from drying out.  Also I figured I may put them in the broiler for 10 minutes or so after they are done to crispen up the bacon.

    Any experiences or thoughts?
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I think I would quarter them up then wrap each quarter with bacon then smoke them. If you smoke them first then cut them up the bacon will probably fall off. Crisping them in the oven or on a hot grill is a good idea too. If the oven or grill is real hot, just a couple of minutes will get them crispy.
     
  3. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You could also dust the chicken with some rub before you wrap it in bacon and smoke it for extra flavor.
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you are going that route, why not consider doing wings or drumettes.  I have also dne some thinghs where I cut the thighs into smaller pieces and smoked them. They are pretty forgivng temperature wise. What ever way you go though, I agree with AL that you dont want to cut the bacon once it is cooked
     
  5. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would cut the chicken so you can wrap it around something like a piece of pineapple then wrap in bacon, smoke till crispy, cool a bit, cut in half and serve with a dipping sauce.

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  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I also saw one several months back where somebody sliced the breast meat into long thick chunks, dusted them in rub, spiral wrapped in bacon, and then smoked. Kinda like a chicken finger wrapped in bacon.... mmmmm.
     
  7. michaelpm

    michaelpm Newbie

    [quote name="JIRodriguez" url="/forum/thread/106555/bacon-wrapped-chicken-bites-for-graduation-party#post_633028"]
    I also saw one several months back where somebody sliced the breast meat into long thick chunks, dusted them in rub, spiral wrapped in bacon, and then smoked. Kinda like a chicken finger wrapped in bacon.... mmmmm.
    [/quote]I did this on Sunday they camout awesome. Bacon wasn't crispy since I cooked them quite low but came out awesome none the less. I will absolutely do it this way again.
     
  8. Thanks for the ideas.  I think I may try the chicken strips idea just because it sounds easier for the quantity I will be smoking.  I thought about wings, but I have already purchased the bonless skinless breasts. 

    I will be smoking these on Sunday.  I will try to post pics.
     
  9. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sorry I missed this I would have recommended chicken lollipops cheap easy to make and every time I make them they dissapear fast.  

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  10. get smoked

    get smoked Fire Starter

    How'd they turn out?  I bet they were a big hit. 

    Hey ECTO1!  Man,... How'd you be doing them there chicken lollipops?  They look great!  "Cheap" and "easy" are my kind of words. 

    Get Smoked!
     
  11. They turned out great.  The party went well and the food disappeared.  Thanks to all for the help.

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  12. get smoked

    get smoked Fire Starter

    They look awesome!  Great Job!!!!
     
  13. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They look yummy
     
  14. OK, I Googled smoked bacon wrapped chicken and this thread came up. That's how I found this site. I tried this last night and it's absolutely delicious. I parcooked the bacon, so it would crisp up in the lower heat, I brined the chicken for a few hours, and put a dry rub on before wrapping the bacon.

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