Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites

This is the time of the year when everyone is looking for appetizer recipes for holiday parties. These Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites are delicious and easy to make.

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken BitesHave you jumped on the Sriracha bandwagon yet? I was a little late joining this craze. I didn’t even realize that this hot chili sauce was quickly making its way into everything from candy to potato chips until Christine told me about it. I wanted to try cooking with Sriracha and decided to make an appetizer that is perfect for holiday parties. I made these Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites using Gold’n Plump ® chicken and my family loved them!

Gold'n Plump Chicken Breast FilletsWhile at the grocery store buying chicken, I noticed this package of individually wrapped Gold’n Plump Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets. I love this idea because there are many times when only one or two of us want chicken for dinner. With this chicken on hand, I can easily grab the number of boneless skinless chicken breast fillets that I need. I also like that, as stated on the package, this chicken is hand-trimmed and gluten free with no added hormones and no preservatives.

Did you know that Gold’n Plump employs about 1,700 people and partners with nearly 300 family farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin to produce wholesome, high-quality chicken?  That fits with the Gold’n Plump Golden Rule: Our chickens are raised the right way, by family farmers. They’re given the best care, fresh, filtered water, and locally sourced nutritious feed.

Sriracha Marinade RecipeThe first step in making the Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites is to marinate the chicken. Whisk together canola oil, lime juice and Sriracha sauce and pour it into a gallon sized plastic bag. Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes and add to the bag. Once all of the chicken pieces are in the bag, turn the bag to coat the chicken with the marinade and place in the fridge for about 1 hour, turning after half an hour.

Chicken Appetizer RecipeTake 1 pound of bacon and cut each slice into three pieces. Wrap the bacon around the chicken pieces and secure with a wooden toothpick. Coat the bacon wrapped chicken in brown sugar. Place on a greased broiler rack and pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, rack in the middle position. Open the oven door slightly and broil for the bacon chicken bites until the bacon is crispy, turning the chicken every few of minutes to prevent burning. I broiled these bacon chicken bites on high, rack in the middle position, for a total of 9 minutes and turned the chicken 3 times. Be sure to watch carefully because ovens vary and food can burn quickly while broiling.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken AppetizerLeave the toothpicks in the Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites and place them on a tray to serve. I just bought this piece of slate on clearance and I love it. It is actually a cheese tray and you will be seeing it often in future photographs!

Sriracha Bacon Chicken BitesMy family was very impressed with this party food! They loved them just as they were but I thought this bacon wrapped chicken appetizer didn’t have as much heat as I expected. Next time I make them, I am going to brush a little Sriracha on the outside of some of the bacon pieces before coating them with brown sugar.

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets (I prefer Gold’n Plump®)
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Whisk together canola oil, lime juice and Sriracha sauce and pour into a gallon sized plastic bag.
  2. Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes and add it to the bag. Once all of the chicken pieces are in the bag, turn the bag to coat the chicken with the marinade and place in the fridge for about 1 hour, turning after half an hour.
  3. Take 1 pound of bacon and cut each slice into three pieces. Wrap the bacon around the chicken pieces and secure with a wooden toothpick.
  4. Coat the bacon wrapped chicken in brown sugar and place on a greased broiler rack and pan. For extra heat, brush bacon with Sriracha before coating it with brown sugar.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes rack in the middle position. Then, open the oven door slightly and broil for the bacon chicken bites until the bacon is crispy, turning the chicken ever couple of minutes to prevent burning. I broiled these bacon chicken bites on high, rack in the middle position, for a total of 9 minutes and turned the chicken 3 times. Be sure to watch carefully because ovens vary and food can burn quickly while broiling.

Here are two more chicken recipes to try:

Apple Mango Chicken RecipeApple Mango Chicken

Chicken Pesto Cavatappi RecipeChicken Pesto Cavatappi

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Comments

  1. Brent says

    How critical is it to have used a broiler rack? I didn’t read thoroughly and they’re just on a baking tray…in my oven…right now…

  2. Lynn says

    Made the chicken bites for a Christmas Eve get together and they got gobbled up with rave reviews from all.. Added some soya sauce to the mix and let the chicken marinade for a few hours. will definitely make again!

  3. Teresa@outdoorlux.com says

    We just fed the neighborhood with 4 giants trays of sriracha Chicken Bites and Jalepeno Bites while enjoting football on the inflatable screen. We’d love to show pictures and link to your recipe on our blog. great fresh ideas that were both simple and very popular with everyone. There was a fight over the last couple! Great post.

  4. Heather says

    Made these for Xmas and they were amazing!!! Huge hit. I added quite a bit of seasoning to the chicken since you said they were pretty mild and a bit of brown sugar in the marinade. My bacon was a bit too short and falling apart but they still turned out great!!! This is a new family favorite, thank you so much!!!!

  5. says

    How would you rate these on a spice level? my kids are starting to really like spicy foods but I’d hate to marinate the chicken to find out they’re too spicy. THanks!

  6. Jeannie says

    This sounds and looks so sriracha delicious! Love the sriracha sauce! I’ll serve this at our family christmas lunch. Lots of uncles that like sriracha “hotcha” snacks. Thanks for this recipe!!

  7. Roy Rumaner says

    Also, don’t forget to add Brown Sugar to the ingredient list. Great idea to use a grilling basket. I will let you know how they turn out.

  8. biggs says

    The ingredients say olive oil but the instructions say canola oil. Just wondering which it is or can you use whichever?

  9. Roy Rumaner says

    Now I just have to figure out the best way to do these on a grill for my monthly grilling club (Griller’s Anonymous) meating.

    • Tonia says

      That would be amazing, Roy! I checked Paula Deen’s recipe and one of the comments from Tmiller3691 says, “I put them on bamboo skewers and set them in a grille basket with a top so I can flip them all at once. Cook them on a med high grille until the bacon is just crispy and they are delicious!” Thanks for stopping by and happy grilling!
      ~Tonia

  10. Mike says

    Okay, this may be a silly question, but how do you turn them over when there’s a toothpick in them that’s sticking up?

    • Tonia says

      Hi Mike,
      Not a silly question at all. I turned the chicken onto its side rather than turning it upside down. If you want to turn it completely upside down, press the toothpick all the way through the chicken so that it pokes out the other side.
      Happy cooking!
      ~Tonia

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