The perfect recipe for parties or a quick dinner! Chicken wrapped in bacon then coated in a brown sugar mixture and baked until caramelized.

This wrapped chicken pairs well with baked jalapeno poppers and our smoked salmon appetizers as party starters!

Bacon wrapped chicken in a plate topped with fresh chopped greens.

Chicken is by far my favorite protein to cook with. The possibilities are endless and it’s usually so easy to work with and not much can go wrong.

Chicken wrapped in bacon then coated in a delicious seasoning and baked. The chicken becomes so juicy and tender and the bacon so crispy and the brown sugar mixture caramelizes and is a party in your mouth.

The recipe is so easy and fun to make with kids together.

Why You’ll LOVE This Recipe:

There are so many reasons to love these chicken bites wrapped in bacon.

  • Loved by All- It’s that perfect recipe that kids and adults alike enjoy equally.
  • Easy to Make- The recipe is ready to go into the oven in just 15 minutes!
  • Versatile- This chicken may be enjoyed as an appetizer or a main entree.
Chicken breast wrapped in bacon in a sweet sugar and spice glaze.

What You’ll Need:

The ingredients for the tender chicken wrapped in bacon are so basic making this a recipe just about anyone can make. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Chicken: We used skinless chicken breast for the recipe but you can use chicken thighs or tenders as a substitute.
  • Bacon: We used just original slices of bacon but thick bacon and thick-cut bacon may be used. Just keep in mind that thin bacon will cook quicker so thick-cut bacon will take a few minutes longer.
  • Spices: The seasoning for the chicken that we combined was made up of brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, chili powder, and garlic powder. The amount of each ingredient may be adjusted to personal liking with great results.
Chicken wrapped on a plate.


  1. Start by lining a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easier cleanup. If you don’t have a large baking sheet, you can use two smaller ones.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized strips (or cubes). Note: You’ll want to make sure the pieces are uniform in size for even baking or else some will burn while others remain uncooked.
  3. Cut the bacon pieces in half and completely wrap the bacon around the chicken.
  4. In a deep bowl or baking dish, combine the brown sugar, paprika, ground pepper, garlic, and chili powder. You can add more or less of each spice to your personal taste. If you like your food spicy, add more chili powder.
  5. Coat the wrapped chicken in the brown sugar mixture and place it onto a baking sheet with the end of the bacon. Secure bacon with chicken.
  6. Bake until the chicken is fully cooked and the bacon crispy. Garnish with herbs before serving. Though optional, it really is aesthetically pleasing.
Chef’s Tip: Remember, all ovens are different. The bake time will slightly vary depending on your oven and the size of the chicken.
Bacon wrapped chicken topped with a brown sugar seasoning.


This chicken may easily be made up to 2 days in advance. Prepare per instructions and keep covered in the fridge. Then just bake before serving.

Freeze Uncooked- Prepare chicken per instruction and place it onto a plate to freeze. Once frozen transfer to a freezer-safe bag. Thaw overnight in the fridge then bake per instructions and enjoy.


If you have leftovers, this chicken is great to enjoy the next day.

  • Fridge: Store in the refrigerator tightly covered for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: You can reheat the chicken in the oven or microwave until the chicken and bacon are reheated.
Bacon wrapped in chicken with toothpicks in a bowl with chopped fresh greens.

Serving Suggestions-

The bacon and chicken may be served in so many different ways, here are some of our favorites:

  • As an appetizer- Serve with dips like our Spinach Artichoke or Smoked Salmon at parties.
  • Entree- Enjoy the chicken as an entree with a side of Mashed Potatoes and Baked Asparagus.
  • Salad- Leftovers may be enjoyed in your favorite salad instead of meat, like the Cobb Salad.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 9 votes
The easiest Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe that's perfect for parties or a quick dinner! Chicken wrapped in bacon and coated in seasoned browned sugar then baked until caramelized.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breasts, boneless skinless (about 3)
  • 16 oz pack bacon, regular slices
  • 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder.
  • Cut the bacon strips in half and the chicken breast into bite-size pieces.
  • Wrap the bacon around the chicken pieces. Generously coat chicken with the brown sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
  • Serve and Enjoy, Friends!


270kcal Calories36g Carbs24g Protein3g Fat1g Saturated Fat72mg Cholesterol145mg Sodium467mg Potassium1g Fiber36g Sugar165IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C36mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 467mg13%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)