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Candy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Whether they’re Superbowl appetizers, Christmas appetizers, or all around party appetizers, this candy bacon wrapped chicken bites recipe is a hit.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: bacon, chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 592kcal
Author: David Gafford


  • Smoker
  • Wire Cooking Rack
  • sheet pan
  • aluminum foil
  • toothpicks


  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup barbecue rub


  • If your chicken thighs have bones and skin, remove both with a knife.
  • Cut chicken thighs into bite sized pieces (roughly 8 bites per thigh).
  • Cut bacon slices into thirds.
  • Grab a piece of bacon and wrap it around the chicken thigh pieces, securing it in place with a toothpick.
  • Sprinkle and roll the bacon wrapped chicken bites in brown sugar until they are thoroughly covered.
  • Sprinkle barbecue rub on all sides of the chicken bites. We used Killer Hogs "The Barbecue Rub"
  • Place the chicken bites on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil topped with a grilling rack.
  • Smoke for about 45 minutes at 250 degrees
  • Check on your brown sugar bacon wrapped chicken bites and flip them all over to their back sides. Return to the smoker for another hour, increasing the heat to 350 degrees.
  • Remove from the grill once the candy bacon has reached your desired level of crispiness.



Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub can be ordered here.


Serving: 3bites | Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 4mg