Sweet N Spicy Bacon Chicken

"Bacon wrapped, sweet but spicy, bite-sized chicken. So easy and a perfect finger food or main course."
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Ready In:
40 pieces




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Slice chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Cut bacon into 1 to 1-1/2 inch pieces.
  • Wrap a piece of bacon around each chicken piece. Use toothpicks if necessary.
  • Combine the brown sugar and cayenne in a small bowl.
  • Roll each piece of chicken and bacon in the brown sugar/cayenne mixture.
  • Place on a cookie sheet keeping the pieces from touching.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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  1. De-Lish! So yummy! I've had these saved to try for too long now! And try we did! I made these as part of 'Appy Night' and were not disappointed! I used a nice sized chicken breast and 3 slices of applewood bacon, as it is what I had on hand. The sweet/spicy combo is one we are fond of, so I figured this would be a fave! Thanks for sharing, wittlebit83!
  2. This was really good. I used chicken tenders so I could serve it as a main course. I also added some garlic powder to the rub.
  3. Even though this was meant to be an appetizer, I served this with steamed rice and everyone enjoyed it immensely. So fast and simple to make, this is going to be made often at our house. Thank you so much for posting.
  4. Sooooo Good!!! This was a huge hit at the Christmas party. The "kick" was a fun surprise to many who were not expecting it. You really need to double the recipe though because they don't go far (everyone takes at least two), and they definently go fast. I will be making this again and probably as a Christmas snack for the family. I did cut the meat and put the chicken and bacon together earlier in the day then rolled them in the brown sugar and baked before leaving. My bacon was cut into about 3"pieces (one strip cut into 3rds; this was easier than measuring.) Thanks for posting a winner!!!
  5. We loved these little appys! I've been experimenting with turkey bacon recently so I had 1/2 a pound on hand to use up when I found this recipe. I thawed some frozen chicken tenders & used those. This could not have been easier to make! Next time I'll use real bacon, as we prefer it & I think the extra fat will help caramelize the brown sugar a bit more, but for some sweet & spicy bites, these are awesome! Thanks for sharing, wittlebit! Made & enjoyed for Spring 2010 Pick A Chef. You've been adopted! :) http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=327498&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


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