8.10.2009

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Chicken with an Asian BBQ Sauce and a Tasty Award!

Do you ever feel a little uninspired? You pour over your cookbooks and favorite blogs and nothing hits you in the face and says, "I'm the one!". Do I want salad? Do I want something sweet? Maybe I want to grill up something tasty. But What??? I think I'm in a bit of a rut. I need to feel inspired again!

I came up with this yummy chicken tonight and I got some terrific feedback and even requests for seconds. I have to admit it was pretty darn tasty!





It was a fairly easy meal to prepare.

Here is what you'll need:

8 chicken tenders
4 pieces of bacon, cut in 1/2

For BBQ Sauce:

1/2 cup hoisin sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp lemon zest
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp cracked pepper

Wrap 1/2 a piece of bacon around each chicken tender. Combine all sauce ingredients and give it a good stir.




Place bacon wrapped chicken on a medium grill and cook until just about done. Baste both sides of chicken with BBQ sauce and continue to cook until done. This should cook for about 10 minutes or so on each side.

Place remaining sauce into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook for a couple of minutes (You'll probably want to add a bit of water to the sauce while it's cooking.) to kill any bacteria. Spoon over chicken. Serve with veggie of choice or a nice green salad with an Asian dressing.

This was so great but I gotta tell ya, I'm still not feeling it. You know what I think the problem really is? I haven't been able to get to the theater to see the Julia Child movie. Either that or I haven't been hanging out over at girlichef's blog enough!

Speaking of girlichef...I have been presented with this most fantastic award. Thank you so much Heather! If you haven't visited Heather's blog you have really been missing out! Her blog is overflowing with goodness. Go now. Take a look around. I promise you will feel more than inspired!




For now I would like to pass this to Krista, Jenn, Cathy, Joanne, Kate and Cathy. You're blogs always make me smile and give me reason to Keep On Cookin'!

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37 comments:

Dustjacket Attic said...

Do I ever feel uninspired, you betcha, that's why I'm over here, checking out your food ;o
xxx

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Good looking chicken with the Asian BBQ sauce. I like the flavors in the sauce, not too heavy on any one.

Congratulations on your award. Girlichef is the one of the best.
Sam

Katy ~ said...

Your chicken looks good! My mouth is watering!!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds so perfect.. grilled chicken wrapped in bacon.. how tremendously delicious!! And the sauce sounds terrific!! You SO deserve the tasty award, your food is always incredible!

Denise said...

I think this looks great, love the use of hoisin sauce. I, too, am dying to see that movie.

Queen B. said...

ooooooooo my...........that looks amazing......and YEA for your award !!

Angie's Recipes said...

The melting grease from grilled bacon makes the chicken juicy and tender served with zucchini.....a great balanced meal!

Angie's Recipes

Adam said...

Well come on, bacon is the ultimate inspiration. That will get you out of the rut in no time :)

Love the hoisin sauce there. Very delicious!

Barbara Bakes said...

The chicken looks great. I was definitely inspired at the Julia movie. Congrats on your award!

Joanne said...

Thanks so much for the award chica! I am blushing with happiness.

I think we all go through these uninspired moments. You just have cooking block (kind of like writer's block but less tasty) but it will pass. I personally think this grilled chicken looks delicious. I love new takes on bbq sauce.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Congrats on the award! Its well-deserved. Gosh, who doesn't love bacon?? This looks so perfect!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Great weeknight supper! Congrats on your award!

girlichef said...

:D LOL!! I'm thinking that bbq sauce sounds amazing...ginger & hoisin...ahhhhh, delightful :D I might even ask for thirds.

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Bacon makes anything better! Congrats on your award!

Randi Troxell said...

looks very good... anything with bacon is a total winner in my book!

Joyce said...

Looks good and I could use some inspiration this week as the temps sore I feel less and less like cooking.
Joyce

5 Star Foodie said...

I like the Asian twist for this BBQ sauce, sounds very delicious with the chicken! Congrats on the award!

Julie said...

That does look inspiring...and yummy :)

Jamie said...

Congrats on the award! And no wonder - this chicken looks so fabulous! I just made note of the recipe for the bbq sauce! Sounds too too good!

Jenn said...

Aww, thanks Kim!! You have a tasty blog!!! I've had my moments on be in a cooking rut. It get a bit frustrating at times. LOL.

Bacon wrapped in anything is a winner in my book. Delicious chicken!! I've actually have some chicken thawing out right now. I just need some bacon. ;-)

Dorkys Ramos said...

Oh that looks so yummy! Now this lunch I'm about to eat looks so unappetizing after that photo feast.

Visiting from SITS :)

Janice said...

I love the look of that chicken, thanks for sharing that.

The Blonde Duck said...

Bacon + chicken + bbq = happy duckie.

Faith said...

I'm drooling over that BBQ sauce on your chicken! Congrats on your award!

Mimi said...

The grilled bacon wrapped chicken alone is brilliant!

Palidor said...

Congratulations on your award! I love bacon on just about everything, including chicken!

Pam said...

I love the idea of the bacon and the Asian flavors, that's something I've never tried!

figtree said...

Wow what a great combo! Figtreeapps

Karine said...

This chicken looks delicious!

Congrats for your award!

Julia said...

Are those grilled zucchini?? I'd never have guessed you'd be cooking zucchini this time of year. ;)

Congrats.

the twins said...

i totally have that problem sometimes. your chicken looks fantastic!

doggybloggy said...

someone said 'the grease from the bacon' - I think it was Angie - and I was stopped dead in my tracks - grilled, bacon and hoisin should move in together -

congrats on the award - things are mighty tasty over here!

Reeni♥ said...

When I'm feeling uninspired I look through some back issues of my foodie magazines or visit my fave blogs - like yours - and it usually helps. This chicken looks yummy - love the sauce!

Lisa said...

This sounds delicious and your grilled zucchini slices look like a very tasty side. I'm sure my family would love this for dinner.

Cathy said...

Congrats on your award, Kim, and thank you so very much for passing it on to me. What a perfect name for food blog award! You have a terrific site, my friend, and I always look forward to your posts. Bacon wrapped chicken...over the top.

TheKitchenWitch said...

This looks amazing! And, even better, I think my kids might EAT this! Thanks for sharing...I will definitely try it.

Suzi said...

Looks delish. Again, I rely on your print button too much. I'm gonna have to do the cut and paste method on this one. Thanks for all the incredible recipes. I may get my family to venture beyond steak and potatoes yet.

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