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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Bacon + Chicken.  This sounds like a win already, but add on lots of savory spices and a chili powder- brown sugar mixture and my friends let me tell ya, you have a  triple threat. The perfect blend of sweet-smokey-spicy. I made this for lunch and we loved it. Even Isaac liked it which was surprising because they have a little spicy kick to them and that boy does not like spiciness.

baked bacon wrapped chicken tenders

I wasn’t sure how I was gonna like it seeing that the chicken and bacon was tossed in brown sugar and chili powder and I don’t really like sweet tasting meat too much. Boy was I wrong. It was sweet but the other flavors totally balanced it all out. It was like a little party of flavors in my mouth, all happily mingling together. When they are served piping hot out of the oven they really taste like they’ve been grilled!

baked bacon wrapped chicken tenders

I’ve had something very similar to this in a bite-size, appetizer form but the chicken wasn’t seasoned before-hand so I wasn’t all that impressed. Seasoning makes them like whoa!  You can really throw on any seasonings that you like but I’ve included a blend below that I like to use. It’s simple.

baked bacon wrapped chicken tenders

Serve with broccoli and mashed potatoes for super yummy meal!

Watch me make these bacon wrapped chicken tenders from start to finish!

4.9 from 7 reviews

Bacon Wrapped Chicken (Brown Sugar)
Recipe type: Main
  • 1 lbs. chicken tenders (about 10 chicken tenders)
  • 10 strips bacon, sliced in half length-wise (I used turkey bacon)
  • ½ -1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix together salt, paprika, black pepper, onion powder,italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  3. Sprinkle mixture evenly over chicken tenders, (top and bottom) completely coating them generously in the spices.
  4. Wrap two sliced bacon strips around the chicken tender. Tuck in and loose ends.
  5. Mix together brown sugar and chili powder.
  6. Sprinkle this mixture generously over bacon wrapped chicken, top and bottom. Press the sugar mixture into the chicken to pack it on.
  7. Place the chicken on a greased grill pan.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is done and bacon is crisp. You can broil for the last few minutes if desired to crisp up the bacon more.
  9. Serve piping hot! Garnish with parsley if desired.



  1. Made this last night and we absolutely loved it. I’m not a fan of spicy so I put half the Chili powder and didn’t have paprika so we just did without it. It was so delicious. The perfect balance of sweet spicy and succulent.

  2. Amazing! I used pork bacon and marinated the chicken a few hours. Everyone took the recipe home.

  3. Great recipe. I am a gluten and soy free person. I have made this and other of your recipe, making minor adjustments for my allergies. Love them and you for sharing your wonderful food ideas.

  4. Love love love this, made this today. Simply easy to make, thanks again Monique.

  5. OMG, I made these and there were SO GOOD!!!!! I’m going to try this rub on some country style ribs but I know for your I will come back to this recipe again and again. Sooooo good, easy, and beauiful.

  6. Made these last week for the Seahawks vs.49er’s football party and they vanished !! Making some right now and this time with Pork Bacon. Killer recipe, Monique, you are my go to girl !!

  7. Looks amazing!! I definitely have to try this! Monique you are awesome!

  8. Will I yield the same results with pork bacon or will kit be too greasy?

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