I could seriously have chicken every single day and be a happy girl. It is just one of those ingredients that can be used a zillion and one delicious ways and I never get tired of it. Like with these BBQ Chicken Bites I whipped up the other day.

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I had a serious hankering for BBQ chicken, but needed a recipe that would work as an appetizer for a get together. I felt completely inspired to get busy in the kitchen to meet both of those needs – mine for that BBQ chicken flavor while making an appetizer for the group.

Truthfully, I think I was being just a bit selfish.

Normally, when I’m making food for groups, I always think about all of the other people who will be there. But this time, I was craving the flavors of bacon, chicken, and BBQ and I knew just what I wanted to make to answer it.

These BBQ Chicken Bites.

They are so simple to make, but boy howdy do they taste out of this world.

I started with frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts and partially defrosted them in the microwave for about a two minutes at 50% power, until they were easy to cut into 1-inch bite sized pieces. Then, I wrapped them in bacon, slathered them with BBQ sauce and baked them in the oven for 20 minutes, turned them over, brushed them with more sauce,  and baked them for another 20 minutes until they were just right.

By the looks of the serving platter after I served them, everyone must have had the same craving I did.

Here’s the recipe for my BBQ Chicken Bites. They are perfect for serving over the holidays, game days, or just because you’ve got a craving. Promise.

BBQ Chicken Bites Recipe

5 from 1 vote
BBQ Chicken Bites are flavorful appetizers of bacon wrapped BBQ chicken. Perfect for serving over the holidays, game days, or when entertaining.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pound bacon, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, your favorite
  • toothpicks or skewers

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  • Wrap each cube of chicken with a piece of bacon. Secure with toothpick or skewer and brush with BBQ sauce.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Turn chicken skewers and brush other side with more BBQ sauce. Bake another 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve warm.
  • Make-ahead Tip: BBQ Chicken Bites can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator in a ziptop bag for up to 3 days. To reheat, remove from the plastic bag, place onto a baking sheet and reheat in a 275 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until completely warmed.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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25 Comments

  1. These look amazing! Going to try them tonight and sprinkle some grated cheddar on them the last few minutes of cooking. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. These were awesome! Whole family loved them. I did half with regular bacon and half with turkey bacon, (trying to eat healthier) and sprinkled all with 2% cheddar about 5 minutes before done.

      To ensure chicken and bacon were done, I baked at 300 the first 20 min, flipped them and baked at 325 the last 20 min. (I’m sure they would have been done at 275, but when I do bacon in the oven, I always have the temp at a higher degrees)

      Chicken was very moist and bacon was perfect.

      Thank you Robyn! πŸ™‚

  2. These sound truly delicious. Simple, when having a party, is crucial.These are on my to-do-list for sure. Thanks!

  3. Hello!

    These look super tasty!!!! Have you also ever tried wrapping fresh dates with bacon? So super tasty too!
    Thanks for sharing,

    MH

  4. I was just planning to create something called “Barbecue Chicken Bites” to bring on New Year’s Eve – what a coincidence. I was debating whether I should bread and bake the chicken chunks before putting on the barbecue sauce. I had not thought of using bacon though! I may have to try these.

  5. I could eat chicken every day too! Definitely my favorite meat to use when cooking. These look so good and flavorful. It’s definitely a great game-day appetizer πŸ™‚