Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites Cracker Appetizer #CookingUpHolidays
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When it comes to entertaining, are you a sweet or savory type of person? For me, I would have to say savory all the way! There is just something so delectable about a salty, crunchy snack that I find hard to resist! I would give up cake for life but could never dare give up cheese or crunchy snacks like crackers. That is why these Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites are my new favorite cracker appetizer.
I love using Ritz Crackers as an appetizer base because they are just so versatile! They go great with dips, spreads, sauces, and meats like chicken and bacon. If you have a sweet tooth, they are actually delicious dipped in chocolate too! I was so inspired by the Kraft Holiday Recipes Hub on Walmart.com that I kinda want to make everything!
Since things like chicken and bacon are staples in my home, I wanted to make the super quick Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites Cracker Appetizer. I marinaded chicken breast in GREY POUPON Savory Honey Mustard, and LEA & PERRINS Worcestershire Sauce. I then pre-cooked them, sliced them into little chunks, and then added some crispy bacon to each cracker. With the original recipe you can broil the meats, but I love short cuts and take them whenever possible!
To add that perfect amount of sweet and savory pizzazz to these cracker appetizers, I added some sliced CRACKER BARREL Vermont Sharp-White Cheddar Cheese to each. For the grand finale, and small dollop of GREY POUPON did the trick with a dusting of parsley.
The finale product? Pure deliciousness!
Want to make these delicious appetizers? Here is what you’ll need:
- 3 tablespoons of GREY POUPON Savory Honey Mustard, divided
- 2 tablespoons of LEA & PERRINS Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast (6 oz.), cut into 24 pieces
- 8 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into thirds
- 4oz. CRACKER BARREL Vermont Sharp-White Cheddar Cheese, cut into 12 slices
- 24 RITZ Crackers
- 2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
*Follow my shortcut above or…
Mix 1 tablespoons of mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Add to chicken in shallow glass dish; toss to coat. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
HEAT broiler. Wrap bacon around chicken; secure with toothpicks. Broil, 4 inches from heat, 10 min. or until bacon is crisp and chicken is done, turning after 5 min.
HEAT oven to 350°F. Remove toothpicks. Cut cheese slices in half. Place crackers on baking sheet; top with cheese. Bake 4 to 5 min. or until melted. Top with chicken and remaining ingredients.
If sweet treats are more your thing, you can find many different holiday inspired desserts and appetizers for entertaining on the Kraft Holiday Recipe Walmart Hub. Everything looks so amazing that I may have to try a few more for my Christmas party!