Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Chili Chicken Skewers

You know what I love? The same thing you do of course – easy recipes that give you a delicious paleo and gluten free meal…

Here’s one of those, hot off the grill for you…

This chicken skewer recipe is a tasty spin-off of a really simple chicken wing recipe I came up with earlier this year.

For this one I added bacon, because duh, it raises grilled chicken to a whole new paleo level.

For those of you who like your chicken with a little more heat and meat, this one’s for you. It’s a little sweet with a spicy kick to it, and the bacon wrap sends the savory flavor over the top.

And, it is so not complicated to prepare. That’s my favorite part!

If you’re coming home from a hard day at work or spent all day with the kids at home, you could definitely use a little paleo easy. [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-7trxp’]

While you’re waiting 30 minutes or so for the chicken marinade to soak in, you’ve got plenty of time to prepare a fresh salad or slice up some veggies to grill.

And that’s it, you’re as good as done! Simply said, paleo CAN be simple!

We enjoyed these skewers with a salad because I like to balance sweet and spicy with cool and tangy…but you can go with sweet potato fries, or whatever side dish you like.

It’s the perfect backyard summer meal. Pair the chicken skewers up with a cold beverage and good times with your crazy family or hungry friends, and you’ll have everyone smiling – including yourself.

Grill it up peeps and enjoy!

Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Chili Chicken Skewers Recipe

Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Chili Chicken Skewers Recipe


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 8 oz of uncooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbs of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Green onions chopped for garnish
  • Yield
  • Makes about 9 skewers


  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for about 20 minutes
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, coconut aminos and Sriracha
  3. Remove 1/4 cup of the mixture and set aside for basting
  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper
  5. Place the chicken strips in the sauce mixture and marinade for 30-60 minutes in refrigerator
  6. Preheat your grill – set to medium or medium-low heat
  7. Thread the marinated chicken firmly on the skewers
  8. Wrap each skewer with one piece of uncooked bacon
  9. Grill 5 minutes or so per side. Avoid excessive heat; you want the chicken to cook through without burning the bacon wrap. Baste often while grilling with the sauce you set aside.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy

Join the Conversation

  1. I started making these only to realize I have no grill (apartment living, yay!) so instead I put them in the oven.
    Oh. My. Goodness. These were amazing! I put the bacon on halfway through cooking so that it didn’t burn. But next time I’m hoping to make these at my parents so I can use their grill.

    1. Way to wing it with this recipe Dawn…glad your oven came through for you! Thanks for your really nice comment! :)

  2. OMG I made these last night and they are Fabulous!!! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment Wanda…much appreciated and glad you liked the skewers! :)

  3. This recipe sounds great. What are your thoughts on Marinading chicken all day? Would love to prep in the morning and then cook after work.

    Also – what is the heat level on these? Are they kid friendly?

    1. Hi Shannon, I think it would be fine. I try to keep all of my recipes at a medium heat so they are kid friendly. I figure if people want more spice they can add to it. You might want to also try our Chipotle lime chicken kabobs. I have had lots of people tell me they are a great family meal! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  4. What are coconut alminos?

    1. Hi Katie…coconut aminos is what I use instead of soy sauce to flavor certain dishes. It’s made from the sap or blossoms of a coconut tree. You get about the same taste as soy sauce, with none of the bad stuff associated with consuming soy. Most soy is genetically modified, can mess with your hormones, and the sauce often has added MSG. On the other hand, coconut aminos provide a lot of great nutrients including amino acids, vitamins C and B, and minerals. It’s a little pricer than soy sauce, but I think worth it :)

  5. So I made these tonight. Unfreaking unbelievably amazing! It is too hot to grill so I just did them over med heat in a skillet without the skewers. They are actually tomorrow’s dinner but I “sampled” one tonight! Thank you!!

    1. Carrie, You rock! Thank you for your great idea! Lot’s of people will appreciate it. And also for taking the time to comment!

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