Vivian’s Bacon Wrapped Competition Chicken Recipe

Sweet and smokey, this bacon wrapped smoked chicken recipe is perfect for a bbq competition. As you can see, I’m working towards next years Silicon Valley BBQ Competition since my chicken needed a bit of work. 

Now that I know I can use my Traeger, I’m having fun creating new chicken recipes. This is by far my favorite. Will this be the one I use? You try it and let me know if I should.


Bacon Wrapped Competition Chicken

By author Dish Ditty


  • 1/4 cup Dry Rub for Chicken (See notes for recipe)
  • 1/2 cup Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Aged Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 2lb Chicken Pieces (bone in with skin)


Dry Rub For Chicken Recipe


Step 1
Combine all ingredients together in a zip log bag and marinade overnight.
Step 2
Preheat the smoker to 325 degrees.
Step 3
While the smoker is preheating, remove chicken from marinade and let drip dry to remove excess liquid. Wrap each piece of chicken with 1/2 to 1 slice of bacon. Smoke wrapped chicken for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until chicken reaches 165 degrees. Time depends on size of chicken pieces.

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