Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken Bites

Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken Bites are the perfect salty, sticky, sweet and crispy appetizer for the holidays and game day with just five ingredients!

Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken Bites are the perfect salty, sticky, sweet and crispy appetizer for the holidays and game day with just five ingredients!
 Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken Bites

This blog is nothing if not infatuated with all things bacon and brown sugar. The salty, sweet, sticky and crispy combination is a family favorite. Plus you can make this combination with just about anything like Bacon Brown Sugar Smokies and Spicy Sweet Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites.

I joke sometimes I’d even eat an old boot if it were wrapped and baked in bacon and brown sugar.

Okay, I wouldn’t really, but just look at these delicious bites!

The easiest and most delicious bacon bites you'll have this holiday season!

We actually have a trick for this recipe which makes the prep even easier. Anytime I know I want to make the dish we buy chicken breasts for dinner (a large pack) and a package of bacon. Then I trim the chicken breasts to the right size by removing the tenders.

Chicken breasts are absolutely gigantic these days, so I trim them to size for individual portions.

We enjoy a family breakfast and with the second half of the package I prepare the little chunks of “leftover” raw chicken.

We do this anytime we’ve used our previous stash of these delicious Bacon Chicken Bites and have chicken breast recipes on the menu. Then once wrapped I freeze them on a sheet tray. When I am ready to serve them I bake them in a hot oven and just sprinkle on a little extra brown sugar. The extra water content from freezing the bacon and chicken can cause them to be a little less coated, so a nice sprinkle half-way through baking solves that problem!

Brown Sugar Bacon Chicken Bites are an AWESOME and quick appetizer!

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Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken Bites

Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken Bites are the perfect salty, sticky, sweet and crispy appetizer for the holidays and game day with just five ingredients!
Yield 24 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 2 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 strips bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut each chicken breast into 4 long, thin chicken strips.
  • Cut each strip into 2 inch chunks.
  • In a bowl add the brown sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken pieces and toss in the brown sugar.
  • Wrap the chicken in a ⅓ of a strip of bacon and put into your baking dish.
  • Sprinkle over the remaining brown sugar.
  • Cook for 18-20 minutes or until bacon is cooked through and crisp (as pictured).

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken Bites are the perfect salty, sticky, sweet and crispy appetizer for the holidays and game day with just five ingredients!
The easiest and most delicious bacon bites you'll have this holiday season!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I made this last Christmas and it was requested again today for Christmas Eve. So glad I found the recipe again. Biggest hit last year out of all the appetizers we made.

  2. I am wondering if it matters that they’re served warm or not? I am wanting to make these for my church picnic but they would have to keep through service.

    1. They will keep at room temp for 2 hours but after that you will want to refrigerate them to prevent bacteria growth.

  3. Made this for my family 4.11.2019. They LOVED it. Had no leftovers and they asked me to make it again. I added onion, garlic and chili powders to the sugar. Will definitely be making this again.

    1. Anyone ever make without bacon? I’m having a party and a guest has a pork allergy and I’m not buying turkey bacon.

  4. Can I freeze these after cooking and reheat when needed? If so, do I need to thaw first and what temperature and for how long in the oven? Look yummy!

    1. I flash freeze them on a tray and then move them into a ziplock container. It helps to keep them intact. No need to thaw them prior, just bake them at 375 for around 15 minutes in the oven . I like to sprinkle a little bit more brown sugar on top halfway through baking. Enjoy!

  5. Ok…these look great. Maybe this is dumb question…but is the chicken precooked before this or does cook along with the bacon for that 18-20 minutes?

  6. Can you cook these in a pan on top of a cooling rack. I don’t like them sitting in the grease. Will they turn out as well. They look delicious.

  7. Oh my goodness, these Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken Bites look heavenly! I’m afraid I will certainly overindulge, but will happily do so!!! Thanks for another great recipe, Sabrina!