Chicken Bacon Pinwheels

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It’s Football Friday! Tomorrow is Week 2 of college football, and you need something to serve at your tailgate! Here on Normal Cooking, I have quite a few “football recipes” because I love making a good tailgate spread each week. Football and food just go hand in hand, and it’d be unorthodox to have a game on TV and NOT have food in your mouth. So I make it my personal responsibility to supply you with food ideas for your football parties. I’m a saint, I know.

These chicken bacon pinwheels are great…because bacon. Grilling bacon gives it a really good, smokey flavor. It’s my favorite way to cook bacon! And of course that smokey flavor is in the chicken too. I will admit that mine don’t look anything like the picture I was going off of:



But oh well. Mine came out looking more like little roses. I certainly don’t mind that it didn’t look the same because it still tasted awesome!  I love that it requires so few ingredients. This is definitely a man-pleasing dish. Great to serve during a football game, but also great just about any time. You can serve them as a finger food appetizer, but they would also make a good entree for a meal!

Chicken Bacon Pinwheels

Yields: 8 servings

Chicken Bacon Pinwheels


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 8 slices of thick bacon
  • 2 T of olive oil
  • 2 t dried thyme
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • toothpicks soaked in water


  1. Slice your chicken breast into 1 inch thick slices.
  2. Slightly cook your bacon in a skillet or in the microwave. You don't want it crisp, but just to have a little color.
  3. Divide your chicken strips into four equal amounts. Lay a strip of bacon on top of a chicken slice and roll up with the bacon on the inside. Use your toothpicks to hold it all together.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the tops and bottom and sprinkle with thyme and garlic powder.
  5. Grill over medium heat until chicken is completely cooked, usually 5 minutes on each side. (this varies depending on each grill so be sure your chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving.

Source: Real Housemoms

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