3090. CHICKEN SKEWERS with BACON PASTE

yields six servings?

For the BBQ Sauce

½ cup ketchup
¼ cup honey
2 tablespoons yellow onion, grated
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
hot sauce, a few dashes

For the Chicken
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 slices bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
metal skewers

For the sauce, bring all the sauce ingredients to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 to 7 minutes. Sauce should thicken and reduce to about 1 cup.? Remove from heat. Transfer the sauce to a small bowl and set aside to serve with the chicken skewers.

Preheat the grill while you start prepping the chicken skewers.

Pat dry the chicken cubes with a paper towel then place the chicken in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine smoked paprika, sweet paprika, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper.

Process the bacon in a food processor until a smooth paste forms, scraping down the bowl as needed.? Add the bacon paste to the spice mixture, then add all of it to the large bowl of chicken. Use your hands to toss the chicken to coat with the bacon paste mixture.? Place the meat onto skewers.

Place the skewers on the grill and cook covered, turning every 2 minutes or so, until all 4 sides are cooked through and chicken has browned and slightly charred. This should take 8 to 10 minutes total. Remove from grill and allow chicken to rest 5 minutes. Serve with barbeque sauce on the side.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Kelly Salemi, Live Love Pasta, June 27, 2012

Originally posted 2013-10-24 01:47:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Ex-Squeeze-Me?

A while back those tricksters over at ThinkGeek introduced us to the concept of squeezed bacon.  It ended up being an April Fools joke and got tons of play in the bacon googleverse.

Well it looks like you can enjoy the flavor of bacon in a convenient squeezed form.

You can thank the Norwegians for Ost (aka mjukost). It’s appears to be a squeezable cream cheese paste that seems to come in a strange variety of flavors including our favorite meat – bacon.

The things that bugs me though is that I had NO idea this actually existed.  My bacon observation powers seem to be weakening.  I’m not alone as this was featured in a post on That’s Nerdalicious for the first time yesterday.  But when I dug deeper I found a post dated 2009 on MoerBacon that featured this exact product. Curses!

Oh well – it may have been old news, but it was new news to me and so I am guessing for some of you.  So enjoy and when you make your next trip to Norway, grab yourself a tube.

photo Hazboy via That’s Nerdalicious

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