These sweet Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites are the perfect three-ingredient party appetizer. They keep well in a slow cooker set to keep warm, but they won’t last!
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Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
For various reasons I haven’t participated in Bacon Month since 2014. One quick look at this site will tell you how much I love bacon, so much so that I’ve made tons of bacon-centered recipes since then and never got around to updating the old photos on any Bacon Month recipes except Bacon Mozzarella and Tomato Zucchini Boats. That was just a few weeks ago.
These Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites are similar to a recipe my friend makes every year for a summer party. I made them a few months ago for Amanda’s first holy communion party. They are so easy to make! Just slice chicken breasts into one inch pieces, wrap with a half-slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick, then shake in a bag with brown sugar. I’ve seen some recipes online that also add chili powder, but I never though of it.
You can bake Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites either on a rack or directly on a baking sheet. I feel like baking them directly on the baking sheet leaves them sweeter, but a little greasier. I suggest using maple flavored bacon, believe me, it really does make a difference. This recipe makes about 34 chicken bites, so you might want to double the recipe for a party. Mine were gone in 5 minutes!
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- 2 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 pound maple bacon (or any kind) sliced in half width-wise
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 425F.
Slice the chicken into 1 inch thick pieces. Wrap each piece in 1/2 slice of bacon; secure with a toothpick. Working in two batches, place the secured chicken pieces in a freezer bag with 1/2 cup brown sugar. Turn the bag several times, shaking gently in order to keep from poking a hole through the bag. Remove each piece,shake off excess brown sugar, re-securing if needed, and place on a large baking sheet or two smaller ones (or rack on a baking sheet).
Bake in the preheated oven for ten minutes, turn over each piece, and continue to bake for ten minutes more.
Keep warm in a slow cooker on the "keep warm" setting.