Chicken, Peach and Bacon Bites

Dave and I wanted a quick bite before heading to the movies last night and we didn’t have many groceries in the house.  I took a quick look in the fridge and noticed we hadsome turkey bacon, chicken breast and fresh peaches.  I quickly Google’d these 3 ingredients and VOILA! This is the recipe I found…I modified it a bit (to make it healthier of course!)

Chicken, Peach and Bacon Bites

Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 25 min
Marinating: 15 min
Output: 24 mini skewers 


Ingredients
Marinade
30 ml (2 tablespoons) white wine vinegar 

30 ml (2 tablespoons) butter 
 (I used organic unsalted butter, much healthier and only 1 tsbp)
30 ml (2 tablespoons) honey 
(substituted raw organic all natural honey)
1 green onion, chopped (didn’t have any of this but I’m sure it would add some nice flavour)
Mini Skewers
4 skinless and boneless chicken thighs, each cut into 6 pieces 
(I used 1 chicken breast for Dave and I to split, cut into 10 pieces)
2 peaches, pitted and each cut into 12 wedges 
(1 peach)
12 slices bacon, cut in half 
 (5 slices of TURKEY bacon)
24 large toothpicks, soaked in water for 15 minutes (10 toothpicks) 

Salt and pepper 




Preparation
Marinade

1. In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil and simmer for about 1 minute. Let cool. 

Mini Skewers

1. Season the chicken with (sea) salt and pepper. For each skewer, wrap a piece of chicken and a peach wedge with a half slice of bacon. Thread with a toothpick. Place the skewers in a glass dish and coat with the marinade. Cover and marinate for 15 minutes.

2. Preheat the grill, setting the burners on medium. Oil the grate. (I don’t have a bbq so cooked the skewers in a pan on medium high heat)
3. Grill the skewers on each side for about 5 minutes. Shut off one section of the grill and cook the skewers on that section, for indirect cooking, for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. (After cooking for 5 minutes on each side, I turned down the heat and cooked the skewers for 10 minutes or until chicken was cooked all the way through)

The finished product!! Juicy and delicious!! I will definitely be making these again! They don’t even need to be dipped in anything! They are a little finicky to prepare but they were gone so fast as Dave and I LOVED them!  They would be great to bring to a party and serve as an appetizer 🙂

Go ahead and try these little bites of heaven while peaches are still in season.  You’ll be happy you did!  Let me know how they turn out or share any other ideas you have for tasty bite sized treats…

Les 🙂

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One thought on “Chicken, Peach and Bacon Bites

  1. Tim says:

    Sounds like a slice of heaven to me. Thanks for sharing, I need to try these.

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