Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken
Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken
Stop what you are doing and add this Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken to your menu ASAP! OMG! SO good! We ate this for lunch and leftover for dinner on the same day. It was that good! Chicken wrapped in bacon and brushed with BBQ sauce – YUM! These would be perfect for tailgating in a few weeks! You can assemble the chicken and throw it in the cooler. Once you are in the parking lot, fire up the grill and enjoy! Feel free to dip these Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken Tenders in some additional BBQ sauce or ranch dressing.
How to Make Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken
This Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken is very easy to make. Simply season the chicken tenders with some BBQ seasoning and then wrap each tender with a slice of bacon. You may need to secure the bacon with a toothpick. Once the bacon is crispy and the chicken is done, brush the chicken with your favorite BBQ sauce. Easy peasy!
I used chicken tenderloins. You can also cut a chicken breast into strips. I suggest using regular cut bacon and not thick-cut bacon. The regular cut bacon will cook quicker.
My favorite bottled BBQ sauces are Williamson Brothers BBQ Sauce, Stubbs BBQ Sauce, and Sweet Baby Ray’s. For the BBQ seasoning, you can use store-bought or homemade. Here is the link to my homemade BBQ seasoning – https://www.plainchicken.com/2013/05/bbq-seasoning.html
How to Grill Chicken on the Grill
We grill on charcoal. I highly suggest using a Charcoal Chimney Starter instead of lighter fluid when grilling on charcoal. It makes a HUGE difference in the flavor of the food! Here is a tutorial with video on how to use a charcoal starter: https://www.plainchicken.com/2014/05/grilling-101-how-to-use-charcoal-starter.html
When grilling this Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken you are going to want to rotate the chicken tenders often to avoid burning. As the bacon cooks, the grease will cause some flare-ups. Once the bacon has cooked down, there won’t be any flare-ups. Brush the chicken with your favorite BBQ sauce during the last 2 or 3 minutes of cooking. It took about 10 minutes for the chicken to reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.
How to Make Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken Without a Grill
What to Serve with Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken
This Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken was a huge hit at our house. We both absolutely LOVE this chicken. It is great for tailgating, lunch, and dinner. You can serve these as an appetizer or main dish. I love how easy these are to make and that you can make them ahead of time and refrigerate overnight or freeze for later. Add these to your menu. I promise they will become a family favorite!
This Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken is really versatile. It goes with just about anything – mac & cheese, potato casserole, baked beans, rice, green beans, asparagus. Here are a few of our favorite side dishes that go great with these Grilled Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken Tenders:
- Southern Squash Casserole
- Teriyaki Green Beans
- Creamy Crack Potatoes
- Million Dollar Mac & Cheese
- Instant Pot Baked Beans
- Divine Asparagus
MORE GRILLED CHICKEN RECIPES:
Cajun Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
The BEST Grilled Chicken
Whiskey Pineapple Chicken
Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken
3-Ingredient Marinated Chicken
Charcoal Chimney Starter
BBQ Basting Brush
Williamson Brothers BBQ Sauce
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