Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken Bites


I always love making a yummy appetizer and having it be a hit with the group.   But how can you go wrong with anything wrapped in bacon?  You just can’t.   And these little bites were amazing!

This recipe is simple to make with easy ingredients.  But the flavor and all of spices combined were incredible.  The spices gave it just enough of a kick and the brown sugar was sweet and cooled it down.  The combination of the two worked so well together in these little bites.   Of course the bacon adds such incredible flavor to these bites.   You are going to love these just as much as we did!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken Bites
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Delicious chicken sweet and spicy chicken bites wrapped in bacon are sure to be a hit!
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 6-8 slices of bacon
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • optional garnish: sliced green onions.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying with cooking spray. Cut bacon in halfs to thirds depending on how thick your chicken is. Wrap each piece of chicken in the bacon.
  2. In a small bowl add the chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder. In another small bowl add the brown sugar. Roll the bacon wrapped chicken first in the spices and then in the brown sugar. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and remaining brown sugar (if any) and bake for 35-40 minutes until the bacon is crisp.




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I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.
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  1. The perfect game day appetizers, love these!

  2. These look so wonderful. I’m sure they’d be great for tailgating, but I’d enjoy these for dinner as well! 🙂

  3. Bacon wrapped ANYTHING could never be wrong! What a perfect app!

  4. Hi Alyssa, great bacon dish! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Bacon collection over at Carole’s Chatter? Cheers

  5. How do you keep the bacon from falling off the chicken when you wrap them? Especially when you toss them in the seasoning afterwards. Thanks 🙂

  6. Carolyn Yarbrough says:

    It doesn’t appear that you officially rated this recipe!! ; ) I am making these to take to a party tomorrow and am thankful for your share!!

  7. Valerie Clark says:

    I would partially cook the bacon to remove some of the grease.

  8. Terri Dvais says:

    I cooked them on a cookie cooling rack inside a pan with sides and all the bacon fat dripped below. Delish!!!

  9. Carly Campbell says:

    Amazing! 5 stars. I only used 1/2 the sugar and was glad. This is the recipe by which I will judge all other bacon wrapped chicken recipes.

  10. Sandy Molinaro says:

    Raw or cooked chicken

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