In a few weeks, Craig and I will be going to a pot-luck Christmas party. I’m offering to bring an appitizer, and when looking for ideas, I checked out chicken.ca.
As I have blogged about before, the Chicken Farmers of Canada site has a lot of great recipes, cooking tips and entertaining ideas.
12 slices bacon, low-sodium
3/4 lb (0.4 kg) boneless, skinless chicken breast(s), cubed
1 tbsp (15 mL) light tamari sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup
2 tbsp (30 mL) ketchup
1 tbsp (15 mL) chili garlic sauce
1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil, smoked
1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame seeds, (optional garnish)
2 green onion(s), medium, sliced for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Preheat the pan over medium-high heat. Place bacon flat in pan and partially cook by frying for 2 ½ minutes on each side to remove fat and make them pliable. Be careful to not over brown or the bacon will crack when being wrapped around chicken pieces. Place on paper towels to drain and cool.
- Cut the chicken breast into cubes about 1 inch (2.5 cm) square to make 24 pieces. Each breast should give about 8 cubes. If there are small ones from the ends they can be combined when wrapped in bacon. Place chicken cubes in baking dish.
- Pour light tamari (or soy sauce), maple syrup, ketchup, chili garlic sauce and sesame oil over chicken cubes in the dish. Toss to coat.
Cut the cooled, pre-cooked bacon slices in half. Use a toothpick and pick up a chicken cube. Wrap the bacon around the chicken cubes and secure with the toothpick.
- Place back in the marinade in the same dish. Make 23 more rumaki in same manner. When done putting tooth picks through bundles make sure they are seam side down and spread out evenly in the dish. Spoon sauce over to coat.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and bacon is nicely browned.
- To serve, remove from dish and place on serving platter. Pour any juices from pan over picks. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and finely sliced green onions (optional garnishes). Serve hot or warm.
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