Thursday, January 1, 2015


We discovered these delicious little bundles over the holidays. They are quick to fix and are absolutely perfect for potlucks, buffets, or a quick supper. They are totally addicting, so make lots of them!!

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (we like thighs better)
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
bacon (regular, not thick)

 Preheat oven to 375° and bake the bacon for 10 minutes only. After 10 minutes, drain the bacon and set aside. You will need one half slice of bacon for each chicken bundle.

Cut the raw chicken into 1" cubes, then wrap half of (a partially cooked) slice of bacon around each cube of raw chicken, and secure it with a toothpick. Next, mix the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin and salt together and roll the bacon-chicken in this mixture. Make sure you get it into all the folds of the bacon.

Place the bundles on a baking screen or cooling rack that you've liberally sprayed with vegetable spray. Set the sprayed rack on a rimmed baking sheet that you have lined with foil (important for easier clean up). If you have any sugar left over, spoon a teaspoon or so on top of each bundle.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Delicious hot or room temperature. If you like a little heat along with your sweet, add some cayenne to the sugar mixture.



Rachel Gonzalez said...

If pictures would be added this would help so much more. I'm so confused about the last few instructions. What is a backing screen?

Coleens Recipes said...

TO RACHEL GONZALEZ: You can not see the photos of the chicken bundles? This recipe is very simple, just wrap the pieces of chicken with a slice of partially cooked bacon, then roll in seasonings. When these bundles bake, they need to be held up away from the cookie sheet with a screen or cookie rack. You just want the hot hair to be able to get to ALL sides of the bundle. Hope that makes sense.