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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

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My grill could replace my oven at this point. I love the smokey char, the quick cooking time, and the way that food just tastes transformed. This is a really quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for weeknights, but fit for weekend parties.

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I would absolutely recommend chicken thighs for this. The flavor is so much bigger and the high heat of the grill is really drying on chicken breasts. If you’ve never cooked with chicken thighs, give them a try, I really think it’ll be your new go-to cut of chicken. Most stores sell boneless, skinless, chicken thigh filets, making it a really easy cut to use.  I switched over about two years ago and haven’t even thought about going back, the flavor is just so much better, plus they are often much cheaper than chicken breasts. More flavor, less money, that’s just a big win all the way around.

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 slices bacon


  1. Whisk together the honey, vinegar and smoked paprika in a pot over medium high heat. Allow to simmer until thickened, about 8 minutes.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium high.
  3. Cut each slice of bacon into thirds.
  4. Cut chicken thighs into cubes.
  5. One at a time place a chicken cube onto a small slice of bacon. Wrap the bacon around the chicken cube and skewer onto a grill skewer.
  6. Brush all sides of the chicken with honey glaze.
  7. Place on a hot grill. Turn every two minutes, re-brushing with glaze, until cooked through about 8 minutes.


If using wooden skewers, place them on a rimmed baking sheet, cover with water, place a heavy plate on top to submerge for 30 minutes.

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Jen @ Savory Simple July 24, 2013 um 5:17 am

Oh yeah, this is happening.


lynn July 28, 2013 um 2:47 pm

I have made these with a slight difference. I put a water chestnut in each gives a great crunch and I just used Cain’s. Chili powder and brown sugar.I used 1 part. Chili powder and 2 parts brown sugar. They ate quite yummy!!


Tieghan July 24, 2013 um 6:32 am

Heck yes! These are awesome!


RavieNomNoms July 24, 2013 um 9:26 am

Everything is better with Bacon!


Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry July 24, 2013 um 10:41 am

You say bacon wrapped and I say where?


Des @ Life’s Ambrosia July 24, 2013 um 12:21 pm

Thank you! I’ve had the hardest time trying to convince my husband that the chicken thighs are soooooo much better than the chicken breasts. The breasts dry out and there is just soooooooo much more flavor in the thighs. I guess I’m a thigh girl and he’s a breast man.


Julie @ Table for Two July 24, 2013 um 6:12 pm

Wow do these ever sound heavenly!!


Cas July 24, 2013 um 7:13 pm

I can’t believe how simple this is. It looks amazing! And a big yes on chicken thighs!


ashley – Baker by Nature July 25, 2013 um 9:02 am

Baaaaaaaacon!!! Um, yeah… I love these!


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 28, 2013 um 11:20 am

You had me at BACON! I’m just about to get a HUGE grill so this is definitely first on my list to make!


addie | culicurious July 28, 2013 um 12:19 pm

Yum, yum, yum – little is much better than grilled chicken thighs 🙂


Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen August 1, 2013 um 5:11 am

Loving this bacon wrapped recipe, Jackie! Mmmm! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


Heather Fletcher August 10, 2013 um 8:53 pm

OH…..MY…..GOSH!! I made these tonight for dinner and they were amaaaaazing! My six year old son took one bite and said, "Oh my god, this is what’s up!" LOL My husband loved them and then decided to sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese on it and it was even more yummy!! Yes, this is a keeper. THANK YOU!!


Jackie August 10, 2013 um 8:57 pm

Yaaaay! That made my night!


charlie M August 15, 2013 um 2:27 pm

I grill frequently, but have been lost for new ideas. Tried these and everyone loved them, quick, easy and delicious. Thank you!


Becky @ A Calculated Whisk February 13, 2014 um 10:39 am

This looks amazing! Has anyone tried making it in the broiler?


Dana April 25, 2014 um 7:33 am

I don’t own a grill 🙁 anybody hve advice on baking/broiling? I’ve broiled chicken skewers before, about 7 min on eac side but what about the bacon?


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