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Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed BBQ Chicken Bites {& Football Food!}

bacon wrapped chicken2  Happy Wednesday! Before we get into things, I just wanted to :) THANK YOU :) all for your readership and getting me to over 1000 Facebook fans! Woo hoo! I really love this blog and appreciate each and every one of you who clicked that little like button! Your feedback and support really gives me motivation to keep creating new recipes, so keep it coming! And if you’re interested, here’s the info for all the social networking sites I’m on: Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+. {If you want an invite to pinterest and/or google+, drop me a line and I’ll send one your way!} AND, don’t forget you can subscribe to Lauren’s Latest via email by clicking on the picture of the envelope in the sidebar —>

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Ok, moving on…

These chicken bites are what we ate for dinner last night and they took me exactly 27 minutes to make start to finish. No joke! And, they were REALLY good! Chicken topped with blue cheese, wrapped all up with bacon and smothered with BBQ sauce.

Sound good?

Well they totally were! Sweet from the bbq sauce, salty from the bacon, creamy from the cheese….all the flavors work so well together and made a great main course for us! And the bacon keeps the chicken super moist! Bonus!
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I honestly had football parties/appetizers on the brain when I concocted these little babies because they seem like good snacking/guy food. And you only need 4 ingredients! That’s right! Only four! Give these a whirl and you’ll see why we went crazy over them!

And, because I love ya, here are some more football friendly eats that you are sure to love!

Drinks:

Cherry Limeade {I’ll be making this in vats for our party}

Pomegranate Lime Margaritas

Appetizers:

Blue Cheese Filled Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms

Grilled Corn Salsa

Warm & Spicy Black Bean Dip

The Freshest 9-Layer Dip

Warm Collard Cheddar Bacon Dip

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Main Courses:

Thai Chicken Bites

Easy BBQ Pulled Pork

Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Grilled Honey Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Rubbed Steak with Blue Cheese & French Fried Onions

My Chicken Enchiladas

Simple Chili

White Chicken Chili

Desserts:

Cookies n’ Cream Brownie Bars

Frozen Banana Split Pie

No Bake Nutter Butter Nutella Pie

Tye Dyed Oreo Cheesecakes

Lemon Crinkle Cookies {award winning!}

Brownie Batter Ice Cream

Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed BBQ Chicken Bites
yield: 20 bites; 4-5 servings
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Ingredients:
2 large chicken breasts {boneless, skinless}
5 slices hickory smoked bacon
1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
3 tablespoons BBQ sauce + a splash of water to thin it out

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cooling rack over baking sheet and spray lightly with non stick cooking spray and set aside.

On a large cutting board, slice bacon strips into 4 sections to get 20 small slices. Cut two chicken breasts into 20 bite-sized pieces.

To assemble, place a scant teaspoon of blue cheese on top of a piece of chicken. Place a strip of bacon on top of the blue cheese and stretch it around the piece of chicken, securing it with a toothpick. It’s fine if the bacon doesn’t stretch the entire way around! Place on baking rack, with the blue cheese facing up.
chickenbites In a small bowl, mix bbq sauce with a little water to thin it out and baste the chicken bites. Place into preheated oven and bake 15 minutes. For crispier bacon, switch the oven to broil and cook until desired crispiness is attained. {You may have to flip your chicken bites to crisp up all sides.} Remove from oven and serve.

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33 Comments

  1. I was wondering what to cook for the first NFL game of the season but I ended up just doing pizza – now I have loads of inspiration! Thank you – these chicken bites look awesome and I love the other recipes in your collection.

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    • Lauren — September 14th, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

      Glad I’m able to help!

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  2. these look so good and so easy! thanks for linking to your other game day recipes…i can’t wait to test some of them out!

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    • Lauren — September 14th, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

      I should totally post your pizza dip! That stuff is so addicting!

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  3. A) You’re AWESOME.
    and
    B) I could cry just looking at those bacon wrapped blue cheese stuffed bbq chicken bites.
    AND
    C) Yep, bawling.

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    • Lauren — September 14th, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

      Haha! Bev, you crack me up!

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  4. These look amazing! I might mix things up a little and try some hot sauce on some of them for kicks.

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    • Lauren — September 14th, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

      Oh, hot sauce! Of course! That would be awfully good.

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  5. What a great recipe! Every part of it sounds delish:)

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  6. wonderful idea these look absolutely delicious! Im sure they didnt last long!

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  7. I know a couple (okay MANY) of my meat-loving friends who would adore these! Definitely the perfect football appetizer.

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  8. This is a fantastic line-up of football food, Lauren! These chicken bites would be a big hit in our house.

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  9. I don’t even watch football, but I’d love to fix up a bunch of these for a Sunday afternoon!! Especially those chicken bites!

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  10. Hey Lauren – These look so fun! We are both featured on Tasty Kitchen today! Woo Hoo!

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  11. Great option for parties! Bacon makes everything taste better.

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  12. we’re big football fans around here, so i’m always looking for new football food ideas. these look absolutely delicious! will definitely be giving ’em a try. =)

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  13. bleu cheese bacon wrapped chicken i am cooking right now…trying the recipe out for xmas eve..we do appetizers..this recipe sounds and smells amazing cooking right now..thanks lauren!! thats my daughters name too 😉 Merry Christmas!!

    Sara

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  14. I have a question about this recipe. I have a potluck to go to and was wondering if it would be ok if i prep the recipe tonight and then just put it in the oven the next morning. Does anyone have any suggesions?

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    • Lauren — February 22nd, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

      I think it should cook up just fine if you prep it all ahead! YUM! Hope you like them.

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  15. My daughter is getting married next year and these would make great appetizer. Could they be baked ahead of time and then put in a warmer?

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    • Lauren — September 28th, 2012 @ 7:14 am

      Sure! As long as they stay warm, they should be just as tasty!

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  16. Hey Lauren :o)

    I did this recipe for my husband and it was a total success ! He loooooved it so bad ! Delicious, crispy and juicy..

    Thanks for the tip !

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  17. Can I sub some other kind of cheese for the Blue Cheese? I just can’t stand Blue Cheese lol.

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  18. If I do make these up a day ahead, how should I warm them up so they are nice and crispy?
    I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    • Lauren — February 28th, 2013 @ 7:39 am

      I have no idea! Maybe stick them under the broiler?

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  19. Great recipe!

    Rather than water to thin out the Barbecue sauce, I used apple juice and mixed in some brown sugar. Gives it just that extra touch of sweetness and caramelized on the outside. Was like candy!

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  20. Those look and sound so good my mouth is watering!

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