Pat’s BBQ Bacon Chicken Poppers


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lb thin sliced bacon (cut into thirds)*
  • 6 Tbsp WannaRub
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • WannaRub Garlic Aioli


Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. If making for a meal, your pieces can be 2-3 inches in size. Coat both sides of chicken with 2 Tbsp or more of WannaRub, set aside. Combine brown sugar and 4 Tbsp of WannaRub in a medium-size bowl. Coat both sides of bacon with sugar/rub mixture, then wrap bacon around the chicken and secure with a wooden skewer. Cook for 30 minutes at 350-375 degrees on the grill or in an oven until bacon is crisp and browned. Drizzle with some WannaRub Garlic Aioli to finish and enjoy!

*Note: Use thick bacon and cut in half when making the larger meal size 2-3 inch cuts. Since we had plenty of leftover chicken (Costco portion size), we made some homemade WannaRub BBQ Chicken Nuggets and a BBQ Chicken Breast. 

This recipe is dedicated to Chef Anne’s Grandson Patrick who ate the whole tray of these at a family party.

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