These spicy bacon wrapped chicken appetizers. are perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
My husband is a heat freak. He loves really spicy foods of all types and there is not a hot sauce that he doesn’t think belongs in any recipe.
Me…not so much. I like a bit of heat but not as much as he does. So, finding the perfect recipe to satisfy us both is sometimes a bit of a task for me.
Liven up your party table with some Spicy bacon wrapped chicken appetizers.
This recipe is spicy…don’t get me wrong. But the creaminess of the cream cheese and the bacon wrapping on the outside all combines to make just the perfect bite. They are a wonderful appetizer to start your party off in style.
To make this recipe, assemble your ingredients. You will need these items:
- 8 chicken tenders
- 3 ounces of cream cheese
- 2 tbsp of green hot sauce
- 16 slices of bacon
- cocktail toothpicks
Start by flattening your chicken tenders with a meat tenderizer. Don’t pound too hard. They need to be able to be moved and don’t want to be too thin.
Once the chicken is flattened, cut each piece in half. Lay out your bacon and top each piece of bacon with a chicken piece.
Add bits of the cream cheese on top of the chicken and then drizzle with the green hot sauce.
Roll up the chicken/bacon pieces and secure with a toothpick and place them in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
These spicy bacon wrapped chicken appetizers and creamy and spicy and the perfect bit. They are great for any party, from The Superbowl playoffs to Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Pair the appetizers with a Michelada cocktail (Mexican bloody Mary) for a great spicy party combo! Olé
The cocktail is spicy and has quite a kick to it. It is perfect when served with the bacon wrapped chicken appetizers.
This bacon wrapped chicken appetizer is featured in a Cinco de Mayo Progressive dinner party with my blogging friends. See the other recipes here.
If you enjoyed this party appetizer, check out my honey chicken wings. They have a spicy red pepper seasoning that gives them a bit of a kick.
And for another cream cheese appetizer, be sure to check out my phyllo cup recipe. It’s made with crab and cream cheese and is super easy to prepare.
- 8 chicken tenders
- 3 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoon of green hot sauce
- 16 slices bacon
- Preheat your oven to 400 º F.
- Flatten each of the chicken tenders with a meat tenderizer and then cut them in half.
- Lay out your bacon pieces on a silicone baking mat or cutting board. Top each piece of bacon with the chicken tender pieces.
- Place small bits of cream cheese on each tender and drizzle each appetizer with the green hot sauce.
- Roll up each bacon/chicken piece and secure them with a toothpick. Place in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Note: You can also cook these on an outdoor grill: Grill for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once.
Serving Size:1 appetizer
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 382mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.