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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers | Easy Party Food Appetizer Recipe
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Oven Grilled Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Crispy bacon wrapped around juicy chicken bites makes for one delicious and perfect low carb, Keto friendly dinner! Or an appetizer!
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 serves
Calories: 117

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut up into 1 inch to 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 10 to 12 bacon slices, cut in half, crosswise
  • 5 to 6 grilling skewers (I use metal skewers for the oven, but if you use wooden skewers, please soak them in water for 15 minutes prior to adding the chicken to the skewers.)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Set a wire rack on top of the baking sheet and spray with cooking oil; set aside.
  • Cut up your chicken into 1 to 1-1/2 inch pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and stir.
  • Season with salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, and dried basil; mix around until well combined.
  • Wrap each piece of bacon around each chicken piece, and thread 5 to 6 pieces onto each skewer. You want to pack them close together on the skewer so that the bacon slices stay intact.
  • Arrange skewers on top of previously prepared baking rack.
  • Cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is crispy.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Serve.

Notes

GRILL METHOD:
  • Prepare the chicken skewers.
  • Heat up grill to medium-high heat.
  • Oil the grates really well to prevent bacon from sticking. 
  • Arrange chicken skewers on the grill and cook for 4 minutes. 
  • Turn over, and, optionally, brush with your favorite barbecue sauce to keep it moist; continue to cook for 4 minutes.
  • Turn over again, brush with barbecue sauce, and continue to cook for 4 more minutes, or until done. Chicken is done cooking when internal temperature reaches 165˚F. 
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 4 
Weight Watchers Points: USE Turkey Bacon and bring points down to 3.
HOW TO FREEZE BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN
  • To freeze, place each piece of bacon wrapped chicken on a lined cookie sheet and freeze overnight. Remove from freezer and place in freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Defrost overnight in the fridge.
  • Remove from fridge and let stand 15 minutes on the counter.
  • Thread onto skewers and continue as directed.
 
Nutrition Facts
Oven Grilled Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers
Amount Per Serving (5 ounces)
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 105mg4%
Potassium 335mg10%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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