Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wrapped in Bacon is amazing! Better yet, within minutes, you can have a great and delicious dinner or lunch!
There is nothing better. I even added some brown sugar on top for even more flavor! So, forget about boring air fryer chicken recipes. Instead, this recipe will have you saying WOW!
I love a great chicken dish, and nothing makes the chicken moister than a piece of bacon around it. Perfectly cooked and delicious, flavor in every single bite!
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Chicken Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER TYSON CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS, AIR FRYER CHICKEN BREAST (LEMON GARLIC), AIR FRYER HEALTHY BUFFALO CHICKEN, and AIR FRYER ITALIAN DRESSING CHICKEN.
Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Breast
This is a very simple recipe, with only a few ingredients. You will never believe that it only took you minujtes to prepare.
The chicken is moist, juicy, and tender. If you love another great Bacon inspired meal, one of my favorite dinners is also wrapped in bacon, which is Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops.
The bacon coats the chicken breast as it is cooking, which means it becomes a very moist piece of meat, no dried out chicken here! Serve with my go-to sauce, Greek Yogurt Sauce, which is great with this chicken.
Is air-fried chicken healthy?
Yes, it’s really healthy. Since you do not need any additional oils, you will get a tender, juicy and healthy piece of chicken every single time! This will not only save you calories from the fat you are not using, as the chicken air fries (or any other food) up, the fat will drip down into the air fryer basket.
Healthy and delicious this is a great healthy meal!
Helpful Kitchen Tools
Today, I prepared this recipe in my Instant Pot Vortex Plus Oven, but you can make this recipe in any Air Fryer, including the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, and any other air fryer basket or oven.
The directions and cooking time will remain the same.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
- Chicken Breast or Chicken Tenders
- BBQ Sauce
For Detailed Directions and Ingredients, Scroll To The End Of The Bottom– For A Printable Recipe Card.
How To Make Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
Use about 3 pieces per each piece of chicken, and wrap them around the chicken.
Set the chicken in the air fryer basket or the air fryer tray. set the temperature to 380 degrees F for 6 minutes. (air fryer setting)
After 6 minutes, carefully brush some BBQ Sauce on the bacon and chicken. Then air fry for another 4 minutes.
Some Pro Tips For Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
- Use regular cut bacon, thick cut bacon will not get crispy.
- If you can not get your bacon to stay by wrapping it around, use toothpicks to secure the bacon in place.
- Always, always check your internal temperature of your chicken and other raw meats with a meat thermometer, before removing it from the air fryer.
How To Cook Chicken In The Oven
This is a great dish to make in the air fryer, but with every single recipe, you can make anything in the air fryer you can make in the oven.
To prepare this in the oven, set the wrapped chicken onto a baking sheet, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and bake for 15-20 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Can I cook frozen chicken in air fryer?
Yes, you can cook frozen chicken in an air fryer. It’s effortless; however, your cook time would increase since you start from frozen chicken breasts.
I usually cook frozen chicken breasts for about 20 minutes at 370 degrees F, air fryer setting.
Make sure always to use a meat thermometer to ensure that your raw chicken is cooked before removing it from the air fryer.
What Is A Good Side Dish For Bacon Wrapped Chicken
This is a great meal, and you really can not go wrong with serving it with a large garden salad.
And since you can make this recipe KETO and low-carb friendly, it would make for a great meal! Other options would be grilled broccoli or cauliflower!
Some Great Options For BBQ Sauce
For this recipe, you can either use homemade or bottled BBQ sauce.
Some of my favorites store-bought brands are (affiliate links included)
- Heinz Original Sweet & Thick BBQ Sauce
- Kraft Slow-Simmered Original BBQ Sauce
- KETO Friendly BBQ Sauce-Sugar free G Huges BBQ Sauce
- 1 pound boneless chicken breasts or tenders
- 12–14 slices bacon
- 3–4 tablespoons BBQ Sauce
- 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
- Use about 3 pieces per piece of chicken, and wrap them around the chicken.
- Set the chicken in the air fryer basket or the air fryer tray. set the temperature to 380 degrees F for 6 minutes. (air fryer setting)
- After 6 minutes, carefully brush some BBQ Sauce on the bacon and chicken. (optional sprinkle brown sugar on top)
- Then air fry for another 4 minutes.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Please note always check your meat with a meat thermometer before consuming it, as all air fryers cook at different times.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 16824Total Fat: 1231gSaturated Fat: 419gTrans Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 759gCholesterol: 3556mgSodium: 60448mgCarbohydrates: 127gFiber: 1gSugar: 54gProtein: 1222g