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bacon wrapped chicken legs

Easy Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Legs

This simple chicken recipe is a family favorite! It has bacon... Only two ingredients and not that high in calories!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, chicken, dairy-free, gluten-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 215kcal
Cost $8


  • Chicken Leg Rack
  • Meat thermometer


  • 6 Legs A package of chicken legs Skin on is fine. Spend the extra dollars for a higher quality chicken. It makes a big difference.
  • 1/2 Package Bacon Any bacon will do. Again, to be healthier, choose a low sodium bacon or preservative free.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and get your chicken rack ready.
  • Take the skin off the chicken legs
  • Grab one strip of bacon and wrap one chicken leg. Start at the bottom of the leg and work your up to the top. You might be able to tuck the bacon into a bacon row.
  • Continue to wrap the rest of the chicken legs and put them in the Chicken Rack.
  • Bake or Grill the bacon wrapped chicken legs for 40 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  • Check the internal temperature of the chicken, remember it's to be 165.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes then DIG IN!


Calories are an estimate per bacon-wrapped chicken leg. This is an amazing tailgate snack. My teenage son loves these things, he'll eat four! Serve with some greens, potato salad, pasta, or broccoli and you've got yourself a meal!