Air Fryer Bacon Chicken Bites are super easy, super crispy, and oh SO yummy!
My sister makes a very similar appetizer, only she bakes hers in the oven.
I was craving them so I decided to give them a try in the air fryer.
How to make Air Fryer Bacon Chicken Bites
I wasn’t certain of her exact ingredients for the sweet and spicy coating.
My version is brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, ground red pepper, kosher salt, and pepper.
Simply throw it all in a bowl and then whisk together until evenly mixed.
Once the sweet and spicy coating is whisked together, it’s time to prepare the bacon and the chicken.
I cut eight slices of bacon into thirds, pretty much each piece was 4 inches.
And cut the chicken breasts into inch size pieces.
Set up the coating station like this and get to coating the bacon chicken bites in the brown sugar mixture 🙂
Wrap each piece of chicken in a small bacon slice, it will overlap slightly.
Place into the brown sugar mixture.
Flip it around and make sure all sides are well coated.
I even pressed slightly to make sure it would stick.
Place right into the air fryer basket, seam side down.
Then set the air fryer to 390 degrees for 14 to 18 minutes, depending on how crispy you prefer your bacon.
Also, depending on the size of your air fryer they may need to be done in two smaller batches.
Our Air Fryer Bacon Chicken Bites were perfect for us at the 15 minute mark.
They do crisp up slightly as they come to room temp.
Sweet, spicy, smoky from the bacon…YUM!
This amazing appetizer sure won’t last long!
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Air Fryer Bacon Chicken Bites
Air Fryer Bacon Chicken Bites are dipped in a sweet and spicy coating and then air fried to crispy perfection, making the perfect snack or appetizer!
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 Tbsp ground red pepper
- kosher salt, pepper
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 8 to 10 slices bacon (regular thickness, not thick cut)
In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, ground red pepper, kosher salt, and pepper.
Cut the chicken breasts into inch size pieces.
Cut the bacon into thirds, approx 4 inch pieces.
Note: If you are using center cut bacon the slices will be shorter, you may need to cut center cut bacon into halves.
Wrap a slice of bacon around a piece of chicken (the bacon will overlap slightly), place in the brown sugar mixture and coat all sides, pressing the mixture into the bacon and chicken.
Place into the air fryer, seam side down. Repeat with remaining chicken and bacon bites.
Note: Depending on the size of your air fryer this may need to be done in two batches.
Set the air fryer to 390 for 14 to 18 minutes, depending on how crispy you want the bacon.