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Sweet Potato & Bacon Bundles

These bundles will make a great side dish for any meal – formal or informal. It can even be served as a starter with a dip of your choice. The best part of this recipe is the simplicity of the ingredients and the method. It comes together very quickly which is great when you have a lot of other foods to prepare.

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Sweet & Sour Chicken And Bacon Bites


These bites will disappear in an instant.  It also tastes great as leftovers.

600 g boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets
125 ml canola oil
30 ml lime juice
a few drops Tobasco or other hot sauce such as Sriracha sauce
500 g rindless bacon strips
125 ml brown sugar

  1. Combine the canola oil, lime juice and Tobasco or Sriracha sauce in a large Ziplock bag.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and add it to the bag.
  3. Once all of the chicken pieces are in the bag, turn the bag to coat the chicken with the marinade and place in the fridge for about 1 hour, turning after half an hour.
  4. Soak toothpicks in hot water to prevent them from catching fire if you plan to grill the bites in the oven.
  5. Cut each slice of bacon into two or three pieces (it must be big enough to wrap around the chicken pieces).
  6. Wrap the bacon around each piece of chicken and secure with a wooden toothpick.
  7. Brush the bacon with a little olive oil before coating it with brown sugar.
  8. Braai on a medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the bacon is crispy.  Alternatively, pre-heat the grill and grill the bacon bites on a roasting pan about 10 cm from the grilling element.