Food, Fun, Friends and Football! They all go hand in hand. The tailgate food featured this week at Cashmere Apron includes our “Bump and Run Baby Bells” and our “Touchdown Sweet Chicken and Bacon Skewers.” Most of your tailgate food can be made in advance and finished up at your tailgate (check out the amazing array of inexpensive portable grills by Coleman). Our last tailgate menu featured the above two appetizers plus beef sliders with caramelized onions and melted cheese, roasted corn and feta guacamole with tortilla chips, beer, margaritas and mini cupcakes. Talk about a food coma! Happy Football Season!
1-1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 lb. package sliced bacon
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tb chili powder
Preheat grill to medium high heat.
Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes.
Cut each bacon slice so that it is big enough to wrap around each piece of chicken.
Wrap bacon around the chicken cubes and secure with a wooden tooth pick.
Stir together the brown sugar and chili powder. Dredge the wrapped chicken in this mixture. Put these into a sealable container and keep cool until ready to grill.
Coat grill rack with oil and place chicken on the grill rack. Grill for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and the bacon is crisp. Makes approximately 20 appetizers.