Bacon Wrapped Chicken Strips with Orange-Dijon Sauce
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.
- 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)
- 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.
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 Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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