Chicken and bacon BBQ Skewers are a delicious twist on a classic theme. They are  remarkably easy to prepare and cook on your grill. The piquant chicken and smokey bacon combine beautifully with the sage. We suggest serving with some crispy croutons and a chilled glass of wine.

Ingredients innthe recipe below are to serve four people however it is easy to adapt for more or less people.

Ingredients for Chicken And Bacon BBQ Skewers

4 Boneless chicken breast fillets from Morley Butchers
Bacon x 12 slices
Bunch fresh sage leaves
Day-old French/Italian country style bread
30ml lemon juice
60ml Olive oil
10ml Good quality balsamic vinegar
2 crushed garlic cloves
Sea salt & black pepper for seasoning

Cooking Method For Chicken And Bacon BBQ Skewer

If you are using charcoal for your grill make sure you light it in good time so that it is up to temperature when you want to cook. (You can see it is ready when the coal is white all over)

Remove your meat from the fridge and allow it to come up to room temperature. Cut the breasts lengthwise into 3 strips

Mix lemon juice, oil, garlic & salt pepper and liberally coat the chicken strips

Cut bacon slices in two and place couple of sage leaves on each then place chicken strip and wrap. Thread the chicken parcels onto a skewer

For the croutons cut the stale bread into 1” cubes, add the balsamic vinagar to the remaining oil, garlic mix and toss.

To cook the chicken skewer, grill over medium heat, turn every few minutes and cook through – this will take about 10 mins. If you have thicker parcels they will take a little longer. Rest the cooked meat for a moment in a warm place while you cook the bread.

Thread the bread cubes onto a skewer and toast all round for 5 mins, serve with chicken. Eat right away.

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