8875

{Food Dish} Best Party Food Contest: 2nd Runner-up

Comments
We've already revealed our two honorable mentions, so now it's on to the winners. Today, the 2nd runner-up: Bacon-wrapped Italian Chicken, by Sherri Williams of Crestview, Florida!

These are the perfect salty finger food - ideal for appetizers or for a get together. The tang of the goat cheese and the heat of the red pepper added a great contrasting taste to the sea salt and bacon. Simply delicious.

8875

Bacon-wrapped Italian Chicken

4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled 
1½ tablespoons chopped sundried tomatoes
2 tablespoons sautéed onion, chopped 
5-6 basil leaves, chopped 
1 pinch thyme 
2 pinches crushed red pepper 
1 pinch smoked sea salt 
1½ pound boneless-skinless chicken breast, cut into 2" chunks 
1 pound bacon slices, cut in half
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Mix first 7 ingredients in a mixing bowl

Top each chunk of chicken with some of the goat cheese mixture. 

Wrap chicken chunks with bacon pieces and secure with toothpick.

Place bacon-wrapped chicken on a large oven-proof cookie sheet with sides. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is done and bacon is crispy.

Sherri Williams
Crestview, Florida