Sesame Smart Chicken Bites With Bacon & Honey Mustard Sauce

1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

1/4 cup sesame seeds

2 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

1/2 - 1 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon onion or garlic powder, or more to taste

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground cracked pepper

1 pound boneless skinless Smart Chicken Breasts (cut into 1-inch cubes)

1 pound bacon, each slice cut thirds, optional

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, recipe follows

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs,
    sesame seeds and parsley; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, onion or garlic
    powder, dry mustard, and pepper. Coat Smart Chicken in mayonnaise mixture, and then add to
    crumb mixture, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • If using, cook bacon in a pan for a few minutes or in the microwave for a couple of minutes. Remove and pat dry with paper towel. Wrap bacon around each Sesame Smart Chicken cube and secure with a toothpick. If not using bacon, proceed to next step.
  • Spray a baking sheet with Pam and place coated Smart Chicken on baking sheet. Place in oven
    and bake for approximately 20-30 minutes, until a digital thermometer inserted into a few pieces of Smart Chicken reads 170 degrees F. and the bacon is also done. Serve with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. Makes approximately 25 appetizers.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:

1/4 cup mayonnaise

4 1/2 teaspoons honey, or more for a sweeter dipping sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Serve with the Sesame Smart Chicken Bites.

Note: I have also sprinkled a little Ranch House Seasoning (not buttermilk, though) over the Smart Chicken for added flavor.