Bacon Chicken Bites Recipe (Easy Lunch or Appetizer)

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I came up with the idea for these bacon chicken bites when I needed an idea for a potluck. I had chicken in the fridge that I was going to use for Parmesan chicken nuggets, so I made these up instead and had them done in less than an hour. The key is the honey, mustard, and garlic glaze.

Even though I originally created this recipe as an appetizer, we like them so much that I’ve made them for dinner many times. We like to have finger-food dinners occasionally, so it’s fun to pair them with raw veggie skewers.

So, so yummy.

Bacon Chicken Bites With Honey Mustard Glaze

These bacon chicken bites really are simple to make. First, I cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. (Ok, two or three bites.)

Then I wrapped each piece in a third of a piece of bacon. I found that as long as the ends of the bacon were on the bottom side of the chicken, I didn’t need to secure them with a toothpick. If you plan to transport or store these, use toothpicks to secure.

Last, I brushed the glaze over the bacon chicken pieces before cooking. The kids love helping with this part.

Note: If you like your bites a little crisper, I suggest pouring off the liquid in the bottom of the baking sheet a few minutes before they’re done cooking.

Other Grain-Free Appetizers

It can often be hard to find grain-free, dairy-free, healthy options when we get invited to a potluck. These bacon chicken bites are my solution. I make up a plateful to bring and that way we always have something we can eat.

They’re also sure to be a crowd pleaser. I haven’t found many people who don’t like these savory appetizers. So make sure you make enough, or you might not get any!

Here are some more grain-free appetizer ideas that I like to make:

In the meantime, give these protein-packed bacon chicken bites a try!

Bacon Chicken Bites Recipe

Bacon wrapped chicken bites seasoned with a mustard glaze. One pan and quick to make!

Course Appetizer

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Servings 6

Calories 166kcal

Author Katie Wells



  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  • Cut the bacon slices in to thirds.

  • Cut each chicken breast into about nine pieces.

  • Wrap each chicken piece with a piece of bacon and place on a baking sheet with the ends of the bacon on the bottom, or secure with a toothpick.

  • In a small bowl, mix together mustard, honey, and spices and pour/brush on top of each piece of bacon wrapped chicken.

  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is browned and chicken is completely cooked.

  • Cool slightly and serve.

  • Enjoy!


For extra flavor, garnish with a little goat cheese and some minced chives! If there is a lot of liquid in the bottom of the pan, pour it off in the last couple minutes of cooking so that the bottoms get a little crispier.


Serving: 5chicken bite | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

What’s your favorite potluck or picnic recipe? Want to try these for your next outing? Share below!

These bacon chicken bites are an easy recipe that is quick to prepare to bring to parties and potlucks (or enjoy at home).

These bacon chicken bites are an easy recipe that is quick to prepare to bring to parties and potlucks (or enjoy at home).

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