Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

chicken bitesThis is a guest post from Louise Hendon, the co-author of the Essential Paleo Cookbook and co-founder of She used to hate cooking, but that changed when she started a Primal/Paleo lifestyle over five years ago and discovered how food could taste delicious without spending hours slaving in the kitchen.

And in this recipe, Louise shows us how just a few simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time can result in such a delicious and healthy snack.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites:

  • 1 large chicken breast, cut into small bites (approx. 22-27 pieces)
  • 8-9 thin slices of bacon, cut into thirds

Garlic Mayo:


Preheat oven to 400 ºF and line a baking tray with aluminum foil.

Wrap each short bacon piece around each small chunk of chicken. Place the bacon wrapped chicken bites on the baking tray.  (Try to space them out so they’re not touching.)

Bake for 25-30 minutes until the bacon turns crispy, turning the pieces after 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the garlic mayonnaise ingredients in a small bowl and use a fork to whisk it slightly.

Serve the bacon wrapped chicken bites with cocktail sticks and the garlic mayo.


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  1. I do something similar for lunch occasionally but I use the boneless skinless chicken thighs and put a piece of jowl bacon on each side. It’s just the right shape to cover a spread out chicken thigh. From what I have read the thighs are more nutritious than the breasts but it doesn’t matter, I have always liked them better. Bacon makes everything better, Amen.

  2. We do these with Ahi tuna. Tuna bombs are a perfect alternative for guests who may not be inclined to enjoy sashimi.

    1. It seems smaller bites tend to unravel more easily in the oven. How do you get the bacon to stay on the chicken during cooking. Can you use toothpicks in the oven?

  3. Oh godd – bacon – and chicken – AND bite-size!
    My mouth is actually watering.

  4. We always make a variation of this after a dove hunt. Half a dove breast, wrap in bacon while inserting a sliver of jalepeno, and bake. Never thought of the garlic dipping sauce, however, I may have to make a chipolte lime with a dash of cilantro sauce too! This is San Antonio, after all.

  5. the photo has green stuff (i think it looks like cilantro)
    but the ingredients list does not have cilantro;

    so i included some cilantro

    i also have some extra yellow bell pepper; dont’ want to waste. so i wrapped those w/ chicken.

    then i used half mayo & raw (plain) kefir for the sauce to make it more liquid.
    i use chiptole powder in the sauce instead of chilli powder.

    mightily good.


  6. I fixed them according to the recipe, and found them a bit bland. This time I have sprinkled the chicken, liberally, with Braggs 24 seasoning blend, and am letting it set overnight. We will see the results.

    1. Cooked the bacon for a short time on a panini grill. Let it cool a bit, and cut it into thirds. wrapped ir around the seasoned chicken and baked it for 20 minutes. OMG – it is delightful. Not overcooked. Seasoned beautifully. Tasty bites. might add a bit of lemon next time