I actually came up with this recipe when I had a ton of leftover chicken wings and I got kinda tired of just reheating and eating them. So I pulled the skin off, cut them up, then made an appetizer! Voila! Behold: Laura McKenna's Chicken Bacon Bites!
What you'll need:
-1 1/2 cups of cooked chicken, chopped into tiny chunks
-1 TBSP BBQ sauce
-1/2 cup of celery, chopped into tiny chunks
-between 3/4 cup to 1 cup mayo (depending on time in the fridge)
-1 TBSP of Old Bay Garlic & Herb seasoning
-5 strips of cooked bacon, crumpled*
-package of mini toasts
-dried parsley flakes
First, toss the chicken with the BBQ sauce. If you have time, let that sit in the fridge overnight so the flavor can soak in. If not, just carry on with the recipe.
Set aside 1 TBSP of crumbled bacon.
In a bowl, mix chicken (already coated in sauce) with celery, mayo, Old Bay Garlic & Herb seasoning, and the majority of the crumbled bacon. Refrigerate until ready to serve. The longer you can leave it in there, the more the flavor will soak through. If it dries out slightly from sitting in the fridge, you can always add a little more mayo.
*I used a flavored bacon called Bourbon Barrel bacon, but you can use plain or the flavor or your choice. My favorite option is whatever you already have in your fridge!