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

Get Your Grill On

Basted with a simple sauce and grilled to perfection, these Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. They’re easy to prep and quick to grill. What’s not to love!

They’re perfect for summer grilling or game day get togethers.

The Best Game Day Grub

During football season, we grill up game day grub every weekend! Whether we’re tailgating or hosting a crowd at our house, 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

Love Me Tenders!

These chicken skewers are perfect for summer grilling. We basted them with a simple sauce of ketchup, mustard, maple syrup and black pepper. And wow, it brings everything terrifically together. The sauce caramelizes on the crispy bacon while the chicken stays nice and juicy.

We’ve already added these tasty skewers to our game day menu twice. We all love them so much and 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.

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! 😉

What Do I Need to Make Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers?

  • Boneless, skinless chicken tenderloin strips
  • Slices of thick-cut bacon
  • Wooden or metal skewers
  • Ketchup
  • Maple syrup
  • Yellow mustard
  • Ground black pepper
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

  • Heat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • 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.
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, maple syrup, mustard and black pepper.
  • 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.
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers
  • 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.
  • Remove from grill and enjoy!
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

How to Store Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers

If you make these Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. 😍 I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. 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
  • Category: Appetizer

Description

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!


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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    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!

    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 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!