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These 3-Ingredient Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites come together in just minutes for an easy appetizer, a quick weeknight dinner, or a tasty addition to your next tailgate party! The little pieces of chicken are wrapped in bacon and basted with rich, flavorful Stubb’s barbecue sauce for a delicious combination of sweet and savory in every bite!

Bacon wrapped chicken bites on a plate with BBQ sauce in the background

These Chicken Bites Make Perfect Party Food!

With football season in full swing, my husband and the three boys are very happy campers. There’s something to watch on TV almost every night, there’s an excuse to get together with friends and drink beers each week, and there’s something fun to cheer for every weekend.

Oh, and let’s not forget those competitive Fantasy Football leagues that keep Keith on the edge of his seat every single Sunday!

In honor of the tailgate parties that we’re enjoying this season, I’m so excited to partner with our very favorite brand of barbecue sauce (which you’ve undoubtedly seen me use on the blog in the past), to bring you a tasty, easy, and crowd-pleasing recipe for Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites.

Let me tell you — these little nuggets won RAVE reviews from the fans around here! In fact, after I made them the first time, Keith requested them for dinner again the very next night!

An overhead shot on bacon wrapped chicken bites on a plate

Choosing The Best BBQ Sauce!

Of course, the key ingredient in these zesty, flavorful bacon wrapped chicken bites is the Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q Sauce that I slather on top.

This stuff has been a pantry staple in our house for years, and it’s Keith’s go-to sauce any time he’s grilling or smoking meat. From Sticky Sweet to Spicy, Honey Pecan to Smokey Mesquite, there are plenty of flavors to choose from — and any of them will work well in this recipe.

BBQ sauce in a small glass bowl with a pastry brush

We’ve tried almost all of the different varieties, but the Original Bar-B-Q sauce remains our personal favorite. It’s the “real deal,” and it tastes remarkably homemade.

The tangy blend of tomato, vinegar, molasses, and pepper just work beautifully together for the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and smoky! Best of all, thanks to a little bit of help from the bottle of barbecue sauce, these Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites come together with just a few minutes of prep!

A bottle of Stubb's bbq sauce sitting on a wooden surface

How To Make Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

You’ll start by dicing boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders into bite-sized pieces.

Bits of chicken on a board next to bacon and cocktail sticks

Wrap each piece of chicken with half of a slice of bacon, and secure the bacon with a toothpick.

A side shot of making bacon wrapped chicken bites on a wooden board

You can either bake the chicken in the oven or put it on the grill — whatever is easiest for you. We’ve tried it both ways and they’re delicious every time…

Bacon wrapped chicken bites sitting on a baking sheet ready to be baked

Just as the bacon starts to get crispy during the final few minutes of cooking, it’s time to slather on plenty of Stubb’s barbecue sauce! 

A pastry brush brushing sauce on bacon wrapped chicken bites

The chicken and the bacon cook in exactly the same amount of time, so the end result is a little package of crispy, sweet, and smokey bacon wrapped around tender, juicy meat. The bites are perfectly “poppable” and the ideal companion for a cold beer!

Bacon wrapped chicken bites on a plate

I hope that you’ll treat your football-loving fans to these easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites, which you can throw together with just 3 ingredients on any night of the week. Whether it’s Game Day or just a regular family supper, this simple recipe will make everyone around the table cheer!

A close up of bacon wrapped chicken bites on cocktail sticks sitting on a serving plate

Top Tip

You can also grill the chicken bites! To do so, cook the bites for about 5 minutes on each side over high, direct heat. Baste with sauce during the final few minutes of cooking. Enjoy!

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3-Ingredient Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites

5 from 3 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings 28 bites
Calories 35 kcal
These 3 ingredient bacon wrapped chicken bites come together in a matter of minutes! They're perfect for entertaining and also make a quick weeknight dinner.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders, cut into about 4 bite-size pieces per tender
  • 14 slices bacon, cut in half horizontally
  • Stubb’s Original Barbecue Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450F (230C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet.
  • Wrap each piece of chicken with half of a slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick.
  • Place the bacon-wrapped chicken in a single layer on the wire rack.
  • Bake the chicken bites for 10 minutes, and then carefully remove the pan from the oven. Baste each chicken bite with barbecue sauce, and then return the pan to the oven. Cook for 5 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is crispy. Serve with additional sauce on the side for dipping.

Notes

You can also grill the chicken bites! To do so, cook the bites for about 5 minutes on each side over high, direct heat. Baste with sauce during the final few minutes of cooking. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1biteCalories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 4.7gFat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 11.9mgSodium: 100mgSugar: 0.4g
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Chicken, BBQ Chicken Bites, Chicken Bites
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan
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  1. Would this work well without the bbq sauce. Was thinking Thanksgiving and there will be enough carbs with everything else. Would I have to flavor the ck with something else or do you think the bacon would do the trick.

    1. Yes — this would totally work without the BBQ sauce! Just season the chicken well with salt and pepper (or any other seasoning that you like) and prepare as instructed, but omitting the sauce. Enjoy!

  2. 5 stars
    There were a hit at our Friendsgiving as a appetizer. We did them on the grill as the oven was full. Lots of compliments and we did use the recommended Stubbs Sauce.