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Bacon-wrapped Green Goddess Chicken

June 9, 2012

Bacon-wrapped Green Goddess Chicken

Once upon a time, my husband went hunting and came home with several Morning Dove (squab!). We were told to soak it in Italian dressing, wrap it in bacon, and throw it on the BBQ. We didn't have any Italian dressing handy but we had Annie's Organic Green Goddess Dressing and it tasted amazing. Since we can't always have Morning Dove, we gave it a try on chicken and it was just as delicious, if not more so!

I hope you enjoy this simple-to-make recipe as much as we do. It's one of our favorite things to throw on the grill!

Nutrition Info

Yield

30 pieces

Servings

5

Calories

381 per Serving

How is this calculated?

Ingredients

You'll also need to have handy, 30 to 36 wooden toothpicks.

Calorie Calculation - 381 Calories:

6 pieces of Bacon-wrapped Green Goddess Chicken:

  • 110 for 2 tablespoons of dressing
  • 86 for 2 strips of bacon
  • 185 for 6 ounces of chicken

Directions

Chop the chicken into bite size chunks. You should aim for 30 pieces. You'll understand why in a moment...

Cut the bacon into thirds. It is easiest/fastest if you just take out the whole pack of bacon and slice right through all of it.

Pour the entire bottle of dressing into a 9x9 glass baking pan (10x7 or 9x13 would work too). when the flow of dressing stops, put the bottle back in the fridge upside down. You'll have at least a tablespoon or two to use on a salad or something some other time.

Dump all of the chicken into the pan and stir it up with your hands until the chicken is generously coated with dressing.

Now wrap each chunk of chicken with 1/3 piece of bacon and secure it with a toothpick (or two if your bacon is a bit unruly). Tip: Don't use skewers; the bacon will not cook well enough if they're stacked up against each other, it's harder to get the bacon to stay attached, and it is harder to take them off skewers. We've tried it and it's just so much easier with toothpicks.

You'll place the bacon-wrapped chicken back into the same dish and flip it over once so it gets some dressing on the outside of the bacon too. Cover the dish with plastic wrap or foil and then store the dish in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Preheat your BBQ to ~550 degrees. Once the BBQ is good and hot, cook the pieces until the bacok looks well cooked and somewhat charred as shown in the picture above. The toothpicks will char too and that's totally fine. Don't overcook 'em! Ours took about 15 minutes to cook. We turned them after 2 minutes twice, then after 5 minutes twice (so if you allow for the turning time it came to about 15 minutes).

Serving Suggestion: Wrap some corn in foil and throw it on the grill too. It takes about the same time to cook it and after you eat the corn you'll already have toothpicks conveniently located right on your plate when you need to pick the corn out of your teeth!

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