This is the time of the year when everyone is looking for appetizer recipes for holiday parties. These Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites are delicious and easy to make. This post is sponsored by Gold’n Plump. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you jumped on the Sriracha bandwagon yet? I was a little late joining this craze. I didn’t even realize that this hot chili sauce was quickly making its way into everything from candy to potato chips until Christine told me about it.
I wanted to try cooking with Sriracha and decided to make an appetizer that is perfect for holiday parties. I made these Sweet and Spicy SrirachaBacon Chicken Bites using Gold’n Plump® chicken and my family loved them!
While at the grocery store buying chicken, I noticed this package of individually wrapped Gold’n Plump Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets. I love this idea because there are many times when only one or two of us want chicken for dinner. With this chicken on hand, I can easily grab the number of boneless skinless chicken breast fillets that I need. I also like that, as stated on the package, this chicken is hand-trimmed and gluten free with no added hormones and no preservatives.
Did you know that Gold’n Plump employs about 1,700 people and partners with nearly 300 family farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin to produce wholesome, high-quality chicken? That fits with the Gold’n Plump Golden Rule: Our chickens are raised the right way, by family farmers. They’re given the best care, fresh, filtered water, and locally sourced nutritious feed.
The first step in making the Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites is to marinate the chicken. Whisk together canola oil, lime juice and Sriracha sauce and pour it into a gallon sized plastic bag.
Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes and add to the bag. Once all of the chicken pieces are in the bag, turn the bag to coat the chicken with the marinade and place in the fridge for about 1 hour, turning after half an hour.
Take 1 pound of bacon and cut each slice into three pieces. Wrap the bacon around the chicken pieces and secure with a wooden toothpick. Coat the bacon wrapped chicken in brown sugar. Place on a greased broiler rack and pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, rack in the middle position.
Open the oven door slightly and broil for the bacon chicken bites until the bacon is crispy, turning the chicken every few minutes to prevent burning. I broiled these bacon chicken bites on high, rack in the middle position, for a total of 9 minutes and turned the chicken 3 times. Be sure to watch carefully because ovens vary and food can burn quickly while broiling.
Leave the toothpicks in the Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites and place them on a tray to serve. I just bought this piece of slate on clearance and I love it. It is actually a cheese tray and you will be seeing it often in future photographs!
My family was very impressed with this party food! They loved them just as they were but I thought this bacon-wrapped chicken appetizer didn’t have as much heat as I expected. Next time I make them, I am going to brush a little Sriracha on the outside of some of the bacon pieces before coating them with brown sugar.
Love appetizers? Try these next:
Two Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites
Mine were a little dry and needed more flavor. Seasoning? More sriracha in the marinade? Any suggestions on the chicken not drying out? Otherwise delicious. Did a trial run for next weekend 😉
Try chicken thighs next time
Can these be eaten at room temp or do they have to be eaten right away. I’d like to make them a few hours ahead –Juanita