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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 wrapped chicken appetizer

Bacon Chicken Bites Recipe

Bacon wrapped chicken bites seasoned with a mustard glaze. One pan and quick to make!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
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!


Nutrition Facts
Bacon Chicken Bites Recipe
Amount Per Serving (5 chicken bite)
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 386mg17%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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.

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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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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


13 responses to “Bacon Chicken Bites Recipe (Easy Lunch or Appetizer)”

  1. brenda Avatar

    Are these good cold? Thinking of making night before for a picnic. Thanks!

  2. Rachel Avatar

    Made these today to eat during the Packer game…they were delicious! and super easy!

  3. Shaindel Avatar

    How would these taste without the bacon? I keep kosher…

  4. Becca Avatar

    5 stars
    I tried these (omitting the honey for sugar-free) and they were AMAZING. I don’t even like mustard, and I still thought these were excellent!

    Now that I can have honey again, I will definitely be making them per the recipe this time, and see how that goes. You can’t really go wrong with a drop of honey 😉

  5. Matilda Avatar

    My mum does these bacon wrap chickens similar to these, but these look so much easier. I’m going to give this one a go after whole30 (21 more days to go!)

  6. Kristina Avatar

    This is a great idea – I’m definitely going to make this. And I especially love the goat cheese garnish suggestion. I grill kebobs with bacon wrapped chicken, bell pepper, onion and pineapple, and they’re always a big hit. This is basically the appetizer version of that.

    1. Sarah Avatar

      5 stars
      These are so wonderful and easy. The simplicity of the dijon sauce is so good. I absolutely love your recipes! I cook one or more of them 4-5 times per week. Thank you!

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