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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Strips with Orange-Dijon Sauce

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Strips with Orange-Dijon Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Strips with Orange-Dijon Sauce

Jessica Braider
This is a terrific marinade to use for meat or fish. As with most marinades, the flavor intensifies the longer you marinate it, so overnight is ideal.
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs boneless,skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce (or use any variety) (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard (use wheat/gluten-free if needed) or use grainy Dijon mustard
  • 8 oz. bacon (pork, turkey, or meatless)

Instructions
 

  • Slice the chicken breasts into several lengthwise strips about 1-inch wide, and lay them in a flat dish with sides.
  • In a large measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except the bacon. Pour the marinade over the chicken, flip the chicken a few times to coat it, and marinate it, refrigerated, for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
  • When you are ready to cook, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Reserving the marinade that the chicken was marinating in, lay the chicken strips on a baking sheet.
  • Wrap each chicken strip with a strip of bacon, wrapping it from one end to the other, trying to cover as much of the chicken as possible.
  • Bake the chicken for 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through in the thickest part. While the chicken is cooking, transfer the marinade to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Simmer it for 2 - 3 minutes to kill any bacteria from the raw chicken.
  • Transfer the marinade to a small bowl to use as a sauce for the chicken. Serve it immediately while the bacon is still warm.

Notes

Do Ahead or Delegate: Slice the chicken and refrigerate, prepare the marinade, and marinate the chicken in the refrigerator.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add ¼ tsp. black pepper to the marinade.
Tip: If the bacon isn’t crispy after baking the chicken, you can put it all under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to crisp it up, if desired.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 230, Total Fat: 9g, 14%; Saturated Fat: 2g, 10%; Cholesterol: 95mg, 32%; Sodium: 990mg, 41%; Total Carbohydrate: 3g, 1%; Dietary Fiber: 0g, 0%; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 33g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low Carb, Low Fat, Main Dish, Nut-Free, Slow Cooker, Spring, Summer, Winter
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