Searching for the perfect appetizer for game day or your next party? These easy Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites are made with simple ingredients and are packed with smokey flavor. 

Huli-Huli Bacon Chicken Bites | Kita Roberts

If you have a party coming up and you’re scrambling to find something to serve, these Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites are the way to go! They’re one of our favorite appetizers because they’re super easy to make and taste amazing! Serve these chicken bacon bites alongside other delicious appetizers like Easy Parmesan Artichoke BitesSlow Cooker Lemon Artichoke Dip, or Slow Cooker Barbecue Nachos for the ultimate party spread!

What Are Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites?

Bacon-wrapped chicken bites are a mouthwatering appetizer that’s both savory and satisfying. They’re like little flavor bombs that are perfect for kicking off a meal, serving at gatherings, or just indulging in as a snack. The bacon adds a salty, crispy exterior to the tender chicken, creating a delightful contrast of textures.

Why you’ll love this recipe

Bacon-wrapped chicken bites are like a tiny taste explosion that’s big on flavor and low on effort. The crispy bacon and the tender, juicy chicken create a mouthwatering experience that’s hard to resist. The best part? These bites are easy to make, making them a go-to option for busy weeknights or last-minute parties. Put that slow cooker to work and make these Crock Pot Little Smokies and you’re ready for the big game! Plus, they’re super versatile, and you can customize them to suit your taste – sweet, spicy, or somewhere in between.


  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Slices of bacon
  • Brown sugar
  • Pineapple juice
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Dark Rum
  • Ketchup
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper 
Huli-Huli Bacon Chicken Bites | Kita Roberts

How to Make Bacon Chicken Bites

Step 1: First things first, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. And while it’s heating up, line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and pop an oven-safe wire rack right on top.

Step 2: Now, take the chicken breasts and cut them into 1-inch cubes. You’ll have about 12 per breast, which adds up to a total of 24 pieces of chicken.

Step 3: Wrap each of those chicken pieces with a slice of bacon and secure it in place with a toothpick. Arrange them on the wire rack, and make sure they’re in a single layer.

Step 4: Sprinkle a generous helping of brown sugar all over those bacon-wrapped beauties.

Step 5: Let the bites bake for around 25 to 30 minutes, or until the bacon is perfectly crispy and everything is cooked through and golden brown. 

Step 6: While the bites are baking, grab your slow cooker. Inside, you’re going to whisk together the pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, rum, ketchup, and just a little pinch of cayenne pepper for some extra kick.

Step 7: Once the bites are out of the oven and nice and crispy, carefully transfer them to your slow cooker and give them a good toss in that mouthwatering sauce. 

Step 8: Pop the lid on the slow cooker and keep it on low heat so those flavors can mingle and the bites can heat through.

Step 9: And if you’re feeling a bit fancy, sprinkle some fresh scallions on top. Serve on their own or with some dipping sauce!

Expert Recipe Tips

  • Feel free to play around with different seasonings, such as chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, etc.
  • Some excellent dipping sauce options are sweet chili sauce or BBQ sauce!
  • For crispier bacon, broil the chicken bites for a minute or two.
  • Use an instant read thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches at least 165 degrees F.
  • Use thin cut bacon as it will cook faster and crisp up better than thick cut bacon. 

Leftovers and Reheating

Store leftover bacon chicken bites in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also store these little bites for up to 3 months. 

To freeze, lay the bites on a baking sheet, flash freeze for 1-2 hours, and transfer to a freezer bag to prevent the bites from freezing together. 

To reheat:

  1. Oven: Pop the bites into the oven at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. 
  2. Microwave: Microwave in 30-second intervals.

Recipe FAQ

Are these chicken bites spicy?

The cayenne pepper adds a slight kick, but you can always omit it if you’re not a fan of spicy foods.

Can I make these ahead of time for a party?

Yes! You can assemble the bacon-wrapped chicken bites a few hours in advance and keep them in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, just pop them in the oven or air fryer for a quick finish.

Can I cook these bites in the air fryer?

Yes! Preheat your air fryer, place the bites inside, and cook at around 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the chicken is cooked through.

Huli-Huli Bacon Chicken Bites | Kita Roberts

More Appetizer Recipes

This savory appetizer is perfect for serving during any time of year, whether during football season or at a pool party! With juicy chicken and crispy bacon, these little bite-size nuggets will make you the go-to person for yummy appetizers! If you try this recipe, please rate the recipe card and let us know if you liked it!

Huli-Huli Bacon Chicken Bites | Kita Roberts

Huli-Huli Bacon Chicken Bites

4.67 from 3 votes
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Author: Kita
40 minutes
Serves: 6


  • 1 lbs chicken breast - cut into 1″ cubes
  • 12 slices of bacon - cut in half
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 4 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark Rum
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • pinch of cayenne


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place an oven safe wire rack over top.
  • Cut each chicken breast into 1″ cubes, about 12 per (24 total). 
  • Wrap each in bacon and insert a toothpick in the center to secure. Arrange on wire rack in a single layer. 
  • Sprinkle brown sugar heavily over the bacon bites. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until bacon is crispy and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, in your slow cooker, whisk together the pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, rum, ketchup, and cayenne.
  • When bites are cooked through, carefully transfer to slow cooker and toss with sauce. Cover and keep on low to heat through.
  • Top with scallions if you’re feeling fancy to a hungry crowd.


Serving: 1g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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  1. Wow. I’m not a big drinker but I love it in foods and heck if I’m not going to head out to the ABC store and buy me some of the Captain’s good stuff.

  2. Now this looks like my kind of super bowl bite! And anything with rum in it is bound to catch my attention! I just might have to make these for Sunday! Pinned! 🙂

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