Honey Glazed Chicken and Bacon Bites

 

Who does not love bacon????? I think that bacon is like a small piece of heaven that God gave us to make our lives more exciting. I think that bacon added to any dish adds an edge to the flavour of that particular food. When I saw this recipe I was quite excited and couldn’t wait to try it. Chicken, bacon and honey….. that should be a bigger piece of heaven. I had this with sweet chilli sauce and I was quite happy with the results. I got this recipe from Kayotic Kitchen but I substituted the coarse mustard for yellow mustard as that was what I had at the time. I think that this would be a great snack/appetizer to offer to guests. Hope you guys will like it too. Happy COOKING!

 

INGREDIENTS:

·        1 pound boneless chicken breasts

·        20 thin bacon slices

·        3 tbsp honey

·        2 tsp (coarse) mustard

·        fresh lemon juice

·        salt (optional)

METHOD

1.      Preheat the oven to 225 degrees

2.      Cut the chicken fillets into thin strips. Not too thin.Sprinkle salt on them if you like

3.      In a bowl and combine 3 tbsp honey with 2 tsp  mustard.

4.      Squeeze in about a tbsp or more of lemon juice

5.      Wrap the bacon around the chicken strips.

6.      Place them in a roasting tray or on a cookie sheet, brush them with half the marinade

7.      Bake them in the oven for about 10-13 minutes then flip them, brush the other side with the remaining marinade and bake for a further 10-13 minutes

8.      Serve when hot.

9. HAPPY EATING!!

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Mama Cici’s Fried Rice

 

My mum has this way of taking old food and making it seem so exotic. So the other day, when I was still in Nairobi on leave, my little brothers had just left for school and the other one wasn’t home, mum decided she would “make” me old rice for dinner. I was not very amused and did not like the idea much. She kind of used everything that was in the fridge. Old sausages, bacon, ham, peas, okra, carrots etc etc. Lets just say when I had my first bite I had to call my brother and tell him how mum made me special rice because I was the “only child”. So I tried making the same rice my self the other day. Obviously it was not as tasty as mums. Maybe it was because I made my sausages and bacon fresh or maybe its because I’m just not her ( I think it’s the later) it was still pretty good. I think my friend Mona enjoyed it. Let me know how you go. HAPPY COOKING!!

 

Servers 3-4

 

Ingredients

  • Old rice (about 2 cups)
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Sausages chopped (cooked)
  • Bacon chopped (cooked)
  • Ham
  • Carrots
  • Red pepper
  • Yellow pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • Sweet corn
  • chillies
  • Dhania
  • Oil for frying

 

Method:

  1. Fry the onions till they turn slightly transparent
  2. Add in the garlic and cook till its aromatic and its started to brown
  3. Add in the mushrooms, cook till they start to brown
  4. Add in the sausages and bacon stir in well
  5. Add the red and yellow pepper cook for about 2 mins
  6. Add in the carrots cook for a minute
  7. Add the sweet corn, chillies and dhania. Mix very well.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste
  9. Add a little water
  10. Add the rice, a little at a time mixing well after each addition.
  11. If at any point you fill your rice is too drink, add just a little water.
  12. Let the rice warm through.
  13. Serve immediately
  14. HAPPY EATING!

NB:

  • you can use ANY vegetable or left over meat you have in the fridge. You can also leave out the meats to make it vegetarian.
  •       Feel free too add an egg and stir through on after step 11.

Baked eggs with spinach, tomatoes and bacon

I have never been a big fun of greens let alone spinach. But of late I am discovering new and tasty ways of preparing it that has made it my “new found” green. This meal is pretty healthy (minus the bacon). One serving is about 176 calories, so it’s great for those who are calorie counting. Add a slice of toasted brown bread a little butter and end up with about 300 calories. Anyway as fate would have it on the day I was to try out the recipe I had just gotten some bacon and thought what the hell, so I put some in. It turned out great. This can make a great starter, nice brunch or light meal. I am sorry for the horrible picture quality 😦 . Enjoy

Baked eggs with spinach, tomatoes and bacon

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 bunches of spinach
  • 1 teaspoons of minced/ crushed garlic
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 8 rashers of bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • dhania

METHOD

1.      Heat oven to 200°C.

2.      Wash spinach and trim off stalks

3.      Put spinach in a pan and cover until it just begins to wilt. Add the garlic and mix well.

4.      Divide spinach between four ramekins.

5.      Cut up the tomatoes, dhania and bacon

6.      Mix the tomatoes, bacon, dhania and chilli flakes, season with salt and pepper.

7.      Add this mixture to the ramekins with the spinach.

8.      Make a small well in the middle of each dish and crack in an egg.

9.      Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on how you like your eggs. I kept mine for about 20 minutes.

NB: if you do not have ramekins you can use an oven proof dish. Follow the same procedure but place the eggs on separate ends of the dish.

-You can also get ramekins at Mr. Price Home. I got mine at less than Ksh 300 each