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Chicken and Bacon BBQ 3000 Poppers / Penzeys

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“This is from Penzeys catalog... I haven't tried it yet, but what could possibly go wrong with bacon + Penzeys? Admittedly it calls for one of their seasonings and yes, it would be best to use it, but you could substitute your favorite smokey BBQ seasoning. Theirs is a blend of salt, paprika, black pepper, nutmeg, mustard, allspice, citric acid, garlic powder, ginger, sage, thyme, white pepper, cinnamon, and natural smoke flavor. Recipe courtesy of Penzeys reader, Carol Smith-Barnes.”
45 pieces

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray cooking spray on a flat, non-stick roasting rack and place that on a roasting or broiling pan lined with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  3. Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes.
  4. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. It's easier to do when you leave the pound of bacon intact rather than separating the slices.
  5. Wrap a piece of bacon around each chicken cube and secure with a wooden toothpick.
  6. Combine the BBQ seasoning with the brown sugar.
  7. Drop each meat skewer into the mixture and toss gently with your fingers until completely coated.
  8. Arrange the poppers on the rack and bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and the topping browned.
  9. NOMS!

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