Chicken Skewers with Bacon Paste

We first saw this recipe over a year ago, but for some reason or other we didn’t get around to trying it. But we didn’t forget and finally we decided that Father’s Day would be the perfect time to try out a new recipe and grill these Chicken Skewers.

I’ve got to admit, pulsing uncooked bacon to form a paste was kinda gross. Then massaging it into raw chicken just about put me over the edge. But I’m a chump when it comes to raw meat and luckily Kara isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty in the raw poultry mess! That’s what sisters are for!!

This chicken ended up being really tasty! We didn’t measure the spices when we were preparing the rub so ours turned out a bit too spicy. Even so everybody liked this Father’s Day meal. And it was definitely ‘Dad approved’. Fourth of July is just around the corner (can you believe it?!) and summertime is full of grilling and outdoor gatherings. Keep this recipe in mind because it’s sure to be a hit!

Here’s what you’ll need

Combine all sauce ingredients and thicken over medium heat

In a small bowl, combine paprikas, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper

Use a food processor to make a paste out of the bacon

Combine spices and bacon paste together

Use your hands to coat the chicken with the bacon paste mixture

Place chicken on skewers and grill, flipping to cook on all 4 sides

I know bacon paste sounds a little out there…but this is an excellent summer recipe