Bacon Candy Chicken Bites

Bacon Candy Chicken Bites Recipe

Bacon Candy Chicken Bites Recipe

This “football food” Bacon Candy Chicken Bites Recipe will quickly become a crowd favorite. It’s simple to prep ahead of time and only takes 30-45 minutes to cook on the grill. You want be missing any of the action cooking this recipe! I start with boneless chunks of chicken (I prefer the thighs but you could use breast), and wrap them in thin sliced bacon secured with a toothpick. Bacon Candy Chicken Bites Bacon Candy Chicken Bites Each piece gets coated with a spicy-brown sugar seasoning which turns into a sticky-sweet coating on the outside. Run the grill at 375 or medium high heat and cook the chicken bites until the bacon is brown and caramelized about 45 minutes. Bacon Candy Chicken Bites Bacon Candy Chicken Bites Serve the bacon candy chicken bites with your favorite sauces. Captain Rodney’s Peach Boucan BBQ Sauce or my Killer Hogs Vinegar Sauce go great but really any type of sauce would work. Bacon Candy Chicken Bites Just be sure to make a lot of these Bacon Candy Chicken Bites because they will get devoured! Print
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Bacon Candy Chicken Bites Recipe


  • 16oz Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs (white meat can be substituted)
  • 12 slices Bacon (cut in half)
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub
  • 2 Tablespoons Turbinado Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper


  1. Prepare Smoker or Grill for indirect cooking at 375⁰
  2. Cut each thigh into bite size portions. Wrap each piece with ½ slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, bbq rub, turbinado, and cayenne in a small bowl and sprinkle over all sides of the bacon wrapped chicken.
  4. Place the chicken bites onto the grill and cook for about 45 minutes or until the bacon is completely brown and sticky. (I cook them on a small rack to make it easier).
  5. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.
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24 responses to “Bacon Candy Chicken Bites Recipe”

  1. LeRoy McDanoel says:

    Yummm! Thanks (again) Malcom!

  2. Todd Carter says:

    Add a slice of jalapeno to the chicken before you wrap with the bacon. Exactly how we fix dove after a successful hunt.

  3. Graham Greer says:

    One of my all time favorite food sites!

  4. William Harrison says:

    Oh yeah – will be making another, bigger, batch again next week.

  5. Mike says:

    This is a great recipe! Was a really easy last minute appetizer to put together. Definitely will make again.

  6. Travis C Odekirk says:

    This was a great snake for the wife and I.

    Thanks Malcom!

  7. Dan Kloeppel says:

    I like the recipe, would like to sign up for more

  8. Brian White says:

    This was the hit of our Super Bowl party yesterday. Great recipe! Thank you.

  9. vern turner II says:

    on the grill now thank you

  10. Josh says:

    Made these around Christmas and they didn’t stand a chance. Kids & adults loved them.

  11. Chad says:

    Is there a certain wood pellet flavor recommended? I tried the rib recipe last week and those were the best ribs I ever ate,

  12. meg says:

    i don’t have access to the rub, what else can i use

    thank you


  13. Tony Bev says:

    WOW. Just another great recipe. My friends love that I found you. Keep sending them and I will keep making them. Great rubs and sauces also. That’s again

  14. Josh says:

    This one has been a winner at my house many times over. I’ve even done these in the oven in a pinch with great results. Malcolm is my go-to when I want to try something new on the smoker.

  15. Mike says:

    Made about 20 last night and all gone in about 10 minutes with 4 people. Used my own rub, but the Turbinado sugar sure does give it a great taste with all the other ingredients!!

  16. Joel Hopkins says:

    thanks, these were a big hit. was hoping for some left over

  17. Ben says:

    Can this be done on a griddle? Would you adjust times?

  18. Russ says:

    I made these, but I added a dusting of a sweet BBQ rub on the chicken before wrapping them in bacon. Needless to say…they were a hit!

  19. Joseph Cecchini says:

    Don’t understand the low ratings. These are a crowd pleaser everywhere I go. I experiment with a few different rubs, but I generally follow what Malcom has presented. I have people requesting these all of the time.

  20. Martin Wright says:

    These are absolutely awesome!! I don’t get the low rating either. Do you use thick or thin bacon?

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