Fire up the grill for these awesome Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers that will instantly become the stars of your game day grub!  

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

It’s football season, y’all, and that means we’re grilling up game day grub every weekend! Whether we’re tailgating before going to the game or have a crowd on our couch watching the games, we’ve always got the grill fired up and a winning spread to keep everyone energized to cheer on their favorite team!

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

A few weeks ago, I picked up some boneless, skinless chicken tenderloin strips that were already trimmed and ready to go! They pretty much screamed they wanted to be skewered and that’s exactly what we did with them. But, we took them a tasty step further and wrapped them in bacon first. Oh yeah! Can’t go wrong with bacon, right?!

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

It took no time to prep them and even less to grill them to perfection.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

We basted them with a simple sauce of ketchup, mustard, maple syrup and black pepper and it just brings everything terrifically together. The sauce caramelizes on the crispy bacon while the chicken stays nice and juicy.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

We’ve already added these tasty skewers to our game day menu twice and we all love them so much that I have a feeling they’ve become a staple. Even the kiddos think they’re fun and yum to eat! We’re all about it since they’re easy to prep and quick to grill.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

Everyone goes on and one about how awesome they are and literally fights to make sure they have plenty on their plate before they all get devoured. With this guy being one of those fans and fighters! 😉

So go fire up the grill so you can serve up this greatness on game day or any day for that matter!

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

Clear skies, full grill, can’t lose!

Enjoy, y’all!


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Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Appetizer


Fire up the grill for these awesome chicken skewers wrapped in crispy caramelized bacon that will instantly become the stars of your game day grub!


  • 1 (16 ounce) package boneless, skinless chicken tenderloin strips
  • 15 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • 15 wooden or metal skewers
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Heat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Wrap each strip of chicken with a slice of bacon. Skewer each bacon-wrapped chicken strip onto a wooden or metal skewer, making sure to weave the skewer through both the bacon and the chicken.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, maple syrup, mustard and black pepper.
  4. Place skewers on your well-oiled grill (to prevent sticking) and grill one side for about 3 minutes or until bacon starts to crisp. Turn over and baste the grilled side with half of the sauce while the other side cooks. After about 3 minutes, turn the skewers back over and baste the other sides. Continue to flip and baste until the bacon is caramelized and crispy and the chicken is cooked all the way through. Chicken is cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  5. Remove from grill and enjoy!


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  1. These look amazing, Maegan! Grilled chicken skewers are tasty enough on their own, but wrapping them in bacon is over-the-top good.

  2. Maegan, can I be your adopted daughter?! I will give you the mom of the year award if you make these for dinner for me! *drool*

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  5. Very delicious and sooooooo easy. My husband and I recently purchased a gas grill. He likes to cook on charcoal, but I think it is a pain, so the gas grill is for me. I’ve been trying to come up with new ideas for the grill. I had some chicken fillets and I had some bacon.The glaze for this was delicious! I couldn’t stop tasting it after I mixed it together. The dish was fantastic! The sweet glaze was perfect over the salty bacon. Medium high heat was way too high for my grill though. I had to cook it at a lower temp so that the bacon and chicken cooked at the same time. This gets an A from me! I’ll be making it again.

    1. Hi Christin! So happy you made and enjoyed them as much as we do! Isn’t the sauce simply amazing?! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Hi Stacy! Yes, they do have a little spice from the black pepper, a great tang from the mustard and the perfect balance of sweetness from the ketchup and maple syrup. You’re sure to love them! Enjoy!

    1. Hi David! You could certainly baste them with the sauce and then cover to let set/marinate in the fridge overnight, but the sauce is not thick enough to be a true marinade unless you thin it out. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Krista! Yes, they can be made on the griddle, they just won’t have the grilled taste and texture since they’ll be seared. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

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