If you're looking for a great #baconday celebration meal, bacon-wrapped chicken skewers are a great budget-friendly option and will make a lot of leftovers to enjoy for the rest of the week's lunches.
For our bacon day, we purchased the skewers for $3.69, the chicken thighs for $7.89 and the chicken breasts for $8.59. The Thai peanut sauce was from Pretty Thai and cost $5.48 and the package of rice was $0.99. The bacon was $7.49 from Open Nature Applewood Smoked.
First, you'll clean up your chicken by removing chewy connective tissue. Then cut up both the thighs and the chicken breasts into roughly 1-inch squares.
Once you have your chicken cubed, you'll place them in a large ziplock bag and pour the thai penaut sauce into the bag. Shake up the bag gently to distribute the sauce.
It's best to place it in the refrigerator to soak for at least 45 minutes, but overnight produces the best flavor.
When you're ready to light the grill you'll take your #bacon and start wrapping the chicken into the bacon and thread the skewer through the middle.
Leave a little space on the ends of your skewers for easier handling.
Now it's time to start preparing your rice. Always rinse your rice before cooking it. If you're cooking your rice you can use your fingers as a guide for how much water you need. Evenly spread out your rice and place your middle finger on the top of the rice. The water should reach the first knuckle.
Place your skewers on the top rack of the grill to cook for 5 minutes before placing on the lower rack and continue to cook. Turn your skewers to get a nice char on each side as you cook. Continue until fully cooked. This should take about another 10-15 minutes.
Remove from the grill and enjoy your delicious bacon-wrapped chicken skewers.
Now that's bringing home the bacon!