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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken Bites

on October 21, 2014

Couldn’t resist this one when it came across my search for Football Food on Pinterest.  Sweet, spicy, bacon wrapped chicken bites.  They were incredibly easy to make and addictive-ly tasty.  This is going to be my go-to ‘what can I bring?’ dish from now on.



A great finger food for that “bring a dish” party. What could go wrong with bacon, sugar and spices? Nothing. Cubes of chicken wrapped with bacon and coated with brown sugar, chili powder and cumin. Baked until crispy. A skill level of 3/10 (easy). Plus it is easy to double or triple if needed.
Author: Dan Mikesell
Recipe type: Party
Cuisine: American
Serves: 15 servings
  • about 1¼ pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1½ pounds bacon
  • ⅔ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 T chili powder
  • ½ t cumin
  1. Preheat oven to 350 convection. In a large mixing bowl, combine ⅔ cup dark brown sugar, 2 T chili powder and ½ t cumin. Mix well.
  2. Clean and trim about 1¼ pounds of skinless boneless chicken breast. Cut into approx. 1 inch cubes.
  3. If using thick bacon, thin out with the back edge of a chef knife. Cut the bacon in half, roll around the chicken cubes and secure with a tooth pick. This is the point to cover and refrigerate for better timing.
  4. Prep baking sheet with aluminum foil a rack and spray with PAM.
  5. Roll the pieces in the brown sugar mixture. Be sure to pack some in the ends. Place on the rack.
  6. Bake until golden brown. About 35 minutes for me. Cover with foil on heavy dish to keep warm until served.


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