Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

I know... I know it is holiday season. I should be posting recipes about the holidays. However, in my house it is really just football season. I am fine with this because I absolutely love the food that comes along with football and tailgating!  This appetizer will keep all your football guests very happy, I promise! 

I had to show a little pride for my Texas Tech Red Raiders. I did my undergraduate degree at Tech, and man did I have the time of my life. This was back when I loved football, because my husband hadn't totally ruined it for me.  I would actually wake up early on a Saturday to go to a game. 

Chipotle Aioli


  • 2 T. maple syrup
  • 2-3 adobe chill peppers (3.5 ounce can)
  • 1 cup mayo (I use Chosen Foods, see below)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 a lime, juice

Chicken Bites


  • 1 lb. chicken 
  • 1 package bacon

How to Make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. Assemble the chicken bites. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces (I use my kitchen scissors). Cut bacon slices into thirds. Wrap bacon around the chicken and secure with a toothpick. 
  3. Place all the chicken bites on your oven broiler pan (This way the fat drips through).Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  4. While the bites are baking make your sauce. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth. 
  5. After the 20 minutes is up turn on the broiler and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until bacon is crispy. 

This recipe is: Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, dairy free, and nut free. 

I am able to get this at my local grocery store, but just in case here it is on Amazon. 

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites