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Tasty Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Happy Thursday!

You might notice things look a little different around here today.  I tried doctoring up my blog a little.  I can’t figure out why my header isn’t centered, but oh well.  It looks a little fancier than before so I’ll take it.

Well, swim lessons were cancelled AGAIN yesterday!  That means Aiden STILL hasn’t gone down the slide. But today, TODAY, he will!

Mean Ang and I have gotten together and decided to do a link up next Tuesday.  The subject is ‘Hot Summer Reads’.  We are always looking for a good book to curl up with, or to pull out when sitting next to the pool or on the beach. Come back on Tuesday and link up with your favorite books so we can all stock pile our book shelves!


If you’re looking for a no-fail, big hit appetizer at your next BBQ or summer party, try these:

Tasty Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or a turkey breast)

1 pkg. Hickory Smoked Bacon

1 bottle Zesty Italian salad dressing


Cut up the chicken into 1 inch cubes. 


Cut bacon slices into 3rds (so you end up with 3 pieces instead of 1 long slice). 


Wrap chicken with bacon then stick onto skewers (soak your skewers first if they are wooden). 

Once your skewers are full place into container that is long enough to hold the skewers so they rest on the bottom completely.  Once all chicken is wrapped and skewered pour dressing over the top until covered. 


Refrigerate 8 hrs., flipping the container at least once.  Grill until cooked through (15-20 minutes). 

And of course there is no ‘after’ picture because the party was rockin’ at this point and I forgot.  Womp womp.

I have to share a picture of our supper the other night.  If this isn’t a typical Iowa supper I don’t know what is!


It was delicious! 

Have a great day!



  1. AGHHH!!!! I wish you and Ang would have included me in this link up!!! You punks!!! Haha!

    That recipe looks delish! You perfect Iowa dinner looks!!!!

  2. Love the new header/design! I can't do anything like that so you top me! I can't wait for your link up!

  3. Your blog looks great!! Good job Erin!!
    Kw I need to g through my book list and come up with some good ones! Yay!!
    Yum, those chicken bites look so good! Totally making them at our next party!

  4. The blog looks great!
    LOVE the "Hot Reads" Link up for next week. I'm always on the search for a good book.

  5. Great job on the header - if you did the link I told you about, you probably just need to resize it a bit to make it fit better - but I think it looks fine as is =)

    That food looks soooooooooo good!! My husband's aunt does those chicken bites, but she just rolls her's in brown sugar and bakes it in the oven - it makes like a sweet glaze, so good! She does the same with shrimp too - yummy - now I'm hungry!! =/

  6. feeeeeeeed meeeeeeeeeeeee

  7. Your blog looks wonderful and I can't wait for the link up. I just finished Beautiful Bastard last night! It was great that's for the recommendation!

  8. That chicken sounds great :) Love the family photo too!

  9. Yum! You need to come cook for me!!!

    Can't wait for your summer linkup! I paid my library fine yesterday, so I can get real books again! Woo Hoo!!!