Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Nuggets Recipe: An Addictive Appetizer or Chicken Dinner by 30Seconds Food

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Nuggets Recipe: An Addictive Appetizer or Chicken Dinner

Chicken nuggets wrapped in bacon were made for Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and weekend snacking. This easy chicken appetizer recipe cooks in the oven, freeing up space on your grill for burgerssteaks or that smoked pork butt.

You probably already have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen for these chicken nuggets: boneless chicken breast, bacon, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika and barbecue sauce. The chicken breast is cut into nuggets, seasoned, wrapped in partially cooked bacon and baked in the oven until cooked through. You can baste the nuggets with the barbecue sauce as they bake or serve them "naked" with the sauce on the side. 

Serve these baked chicken nuggets wrapped in bacon as an appetizer or main dish with your favorite side dishes for lunch or dinner. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 16 pieces)
  • 8 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce

Here's how to make it:

  1. Lay the bacon onto a grill pan or baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 5 minutes or until it is halfway done (not crisp). Remove from the oven and set aside.
  2. Season the chicken pieces with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and smoked paprika. Wrap a piece of bacon around each and secure with a toothpick, if needed.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is crisp.
  4. Barbecue sauce options: You can brush the chicken as it cooks with the barbecue sauce or heat it and serve as a dip on the side.

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Elisa Schmitz
Wow, this is a genius idea. Bacon makes everything better, ha!
What a guilty pleasure!
Can this be prepared the same way can you add a little more things as you may have suggested bacon or sausages or is it just a meat dish or can it be any fishes or any kinds of special beans or something similar that could make it even more interesting it looks awesome

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