Chili Chicken Sandwich and Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

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Chili Chicken Sandwich and Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

My Husband and I love restaurant quality food, but what we don’t like is the restaurant quality bill that comes along with it. Since we’re living the “Broke on Purpose” life I’ve been trying to find great tasting foods made with all natural ingredients that are versatile in that you don’t have to eat them just one way.  This is why the Alexia brand products are a staple in our house.  With Alexia, you get tons of variety. I love sweet potato fries and the fact that Alexia makes a Spicy version for us adventurous folk or seasons them with Sea Salt. This weekend since neither of us had to work I decided to #SpringintoFlavor and cook up a Grilled Chili Chicken Sandwich that I paired with my lazy girl Bacon Wrapped Onion rings.

Chicken Chili Sandwich Ingredients

There are tons of recipes out there for Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings, but none that are great for if you’re short on time, or don’t want to deal with cutting up the onion yourself. Plus wrapping bacon around a flimsy onion is super hard! When I saw the Alexia Crispy Onion Rings I knew that this would be the perfect opportunity to make my “Lazy Girl Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings”. The hard part is already done as  Alexia Crispy Onion rings already come breaded. Next, all you need is 1 tbsp Black Pepper,  1/4 cup Brown Sugar, and 2 tbsp of Chili Oil!

How to Wrap Onion Rings in Bacon

To make my Lazy Girl Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings mix the ingredients shown above in a bowl. Add a small amount of water to the mixture as you want to be able to really coat the bacon. Dip your bacon into the mixture and make sure it’s coated on both sides.

Step 1: Once your bacon is ready take a medium sized Alexia Crispy Onion Ring and place the beginning of a strip of bacon on the inside of the onion ring.

Step 2: Pull the other end of the bacon through the Onion ring hole and lay it across the piece of bacon you already placed on the onion ring.

Step 3: Flip the Onion ring over so that the wrapped part is now on top and thread the other end through the hole again wrapping the bacon at a diagonal.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 2-3 as shown in the picture.  You will need between 1-2 strips of bacon per onion ring depending on the size. Your bacon wrapped onion rings should look like the picture below once you’re done! 

Super Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Since I was going to be serving my Grilled Chili Chicken Sandwich with a side of the Alexia Crispy Onion Rings I baked them along with the onions rings that I’d wrapped with bacon. Bake them in the oven at 400 for 15-20 minutes. To really make sure my bacon was crispy I let mine cook for about 25 minutes. 

Apple Dog Treats (11 of 12)

I topped the Grilled Chicken with swiss cheese and served it on toasted Ciabatta bread. Once you’re bacon wrapped onions rings are done place one atop the grilled chicken breast. You can choose to serve the sandwich this way or you can spice it up by adding Chili Mayo (chili oil and mayonnaise mix) to the inside of the Bacon Wrapped Onion Ring to give the sandwich more kick! 

Apple Dog Treats (12 of 12)

Alexia Onion Rings and Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt

 The Alexia Onion rings paired so well with the meal they were so crispy and flavorful! The Spicy sweet potato fries would have paired great also since this whole meal had a spicy kick to it. You can pick up the Alexia products I mentioned from your local Walmart in the freezer aisle. If you’re looking for other great recipes or meal inspirations  be sure to check out the Alexia Facebook Page and their Pinterest!

 Now that I’ve shared my upscale, spring-inspired recipe with you. I’d love to hear about yours! Leave a comment sharing your favorite spring recipe ideas Are you going to head to Walmart and pick up the Alexia Crispy onion rings to try and make the lazy girl Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings? Let me know!

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11 Comments

  1. April 14, 2015 / 9:51 am

    This is such a creative idea! I love this brand so much and am always looking for some fun and simple healthy dinner ideas for my family. Thank you so much! My husband will LOVE this!!!! (so will I!)

  2. April 14, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    I love this idea. I have always bought this brand of onion rings and fries but have never thought of wrapping bacon around them, what a neat idea! Very creative! I may have to make this for m family and surprise them because it is an out of the box kind of idea, if I ever heard one!Thanks for sharing!

  3. April 14, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    I LOVE onion rings, especially the Alexa brand! I also really like the sweet potato fries. I have definitely never heard of the bacon wrapped onion rings idea – that’s original! Maybe I’ll try out the recipe one day 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. April 14, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    What an amazing idea for these onion rings!! My husband would love these onion rings, he is the biggest bacon fanatic. The rest of your sandwich sounds amazing as well, what a great lunch or light dinner!

  5. April 14, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Wow! That’s a wonderful DIY recipe! I am sure my family will love Lazy Girl Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings, specially my Mom because she loves onion rings. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to make sure to bookmark your site so we can try doing this soon. 🙂

  6. Bonnie @ wemake7
    April 14, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Our family just had those onion rings this evening, true story! =) I never even though about wrapping them in Bacon! That sandwich looks really good! I love how it has a little zing to it with the chili.

  7. April 14, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    The Lazy Girl Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings looked too good! Eating healthy food with natural ingredients that taste good is always best. Do you still read the labels on food and research on the nutrients or benefits that they provide before purchasing and eating them?

  8. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    April 15, 2015 / 6:23 am

    Awh, I am totally starving after reading your post! I absolutely love onion rings but have never seen them wrapped in bacon before. This is something I really need to try now, they look delicious!

  9. April 15, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Bacon and onion rings – sounds like a delicious combo! It’s funny you post about these and from this brand because I just saw an ad for them in our local grocery circular. I have a feeling with recipes like this available, they’ll be a big seller!

  10. April 16, 2015 / 12:42 am

    I never would have thought of wrapping an onion ring in bacon but man, oh, man that looks absolutely delicious! I’ll definitely have to make this sandwich sometime soon, thanks a bunch for the awesome recipe! 🙂

  11. May 11, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    How in the world did you think of this amazing idea! My husband flipped when I told him about this Chili Chicken Sandwich with Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings! This is for sure going to be on our menu plan this summer. I am off to pin it now too! Thanks for creating so much awesomeness in one bite!

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