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Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

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This Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken is covered in a sweet and spicy rub for a quick and easy appetizer. With only 5 ingredients, this recipe is easy, delicious, and a perfect delicious appetizer.

This Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken on white plate

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I love making appetizers in my Air Fryer. Sometimes I’ll throw some already made frozen ones in there but most of the time I opt for homemade. Some of my favorite appetizer are my Crispy Korean Air Fried Chicken Wings and my Air Fried Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Rolls.

Now I can add these Air Fried Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites to the list. 

This Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken in air fryer

I first had these chicken bites when my Sister in Law brought them to our families annual Kwanza celebration. Everyone brought an appetizer (I brought buffalo chicken dip)and I could not keep my hands of these. She shared the recipe with me. Fast forward to now, where I am Air Fryer obsessed, and I decided to give them a go in my lovely Air Frying machine. 

Only 5 Ingredients in this Air Fryer Recipe

This recipe uses only 5 ingredients and has only a 13-15 minute cooktime, depending on your brand of Air Fryer. There’s no need to even flip them. This is likely the easiest appetizer ever.

Cooking Bacon in the Air Fryer is something I do anyway so there is no suprise that this works great. There is no need to spray anything with oil in this recipe as bacon releases it’s own fat. Everything will cook to a nice delicious crisp. I have more information on Air Fryer Tips in this article 10 Air Fryer Tips Every Air Fryer Owner Should Know.

These can be made right in the Air Fryer basket but if your Air Fryer comes with a grill tray, I highly suggest it. It makes for easier clean up. I use this Phillips Air Fryer and this accompanying Grill Basket

 

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Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

This Air Fried Bacon Wrapped Chicken is covered in a sweet and spicy rub for a quick and easy appetizer. With only 5 ingredients, this recipe is easy, delicious, and a perfect delicious appetizer. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 339kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place a piece of chicken on one end of a piece of bacon. Roll it up and secure each one with a toothpick. 
  • Combine brown sugar, chili powder, and cayenne pepper in a bowl and stir. Coat each piece of bacon wrapped chicken in this mixture and set aside. 
  • Place bacon wrapped chicken pieces in Air Fryer Basket, making sure they have space in between them. Close basket and cook at 390 Degrees Fahrenheit for 13-15 minutes. 

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Notes

Notes on Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

  • If you run out of bacon before chicken, just grab a few more pieces of bacon to finish.
  • Cook these in batches if you cannot fit them all in the Air Fryer without overlapping them.

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Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 528mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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Step by Step Photos of Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken

raw chicken cut up
Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces.
chicken wrapped in bacon
Wrap each piece of chicken into bacon piece and secure with a toothpick.
chicken wrapped in bacon of brown sugar
Combine brown sugar, chili powder, and cayenne pepper in bowl. Coat each piece of bacon wrapped chicken with the mixture, shalking of excess.
chicken wrapped in bacon in air fryer basket
Place Bacon Wrapped Chicken Pieces in Air Fryer basket, making sure they do not overlap. Bake at 390 degrees Farenheit for 13-15 minutes.

 

 

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Randee

Sunday 9th of February 2020

Can you use Turkey bacon in this recipe?

Tanya

Monday 10th of February 2020

I don't see why not. It won't taste the same and it might not get as crispy but it's worth a try. Please let me know if you give it a try.

Patricia

Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Enjoy using my Mischief Box veggies & fruits with my air fry machine just received it! I’m an elderly widow with a veggie living Jack Russell Terrier.💖

Janice

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

My very first attempt with air fryer and bacon pretty much burned. Chicken was dry. Can anyone help me out? Not the best cook in the world but I’m trying! Any secrets to using this new contraption?

Tanya

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

Hi Janice, it may be that your air fryer machine cooks a little faster than mine. I would try reducing the time and checking about 5 minutes earlier. Don’t give up on the air fryer though, just takes a little time to get familiar with your machine.

Kate

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

This was a great, easy, and fast recipe! I use provolone cheese. I will definitely be making it again.

Karl

Sunday 16th of September 2018

These look so delicious ty