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!

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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. Destini R says

    I just finished making the bacon wrapped chicken tenders and it came out really good everybody loved it! As a 15 year old it was really easy! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Ingrid says

    Delish! This was easy to make and came out wonderfully. Kids loved it, husband loved it…a REAL keeper – thank you!

  3. Ann says

    My BF just said this was the best chicken he ever ate! From a die-hard meat lover and bbq master that is quite special to hear! Thanks!! I put chilli flakes in the sugar in stead of powder. For the rest I sticked to the recipe.

  4. Denise says

    This recipe was awesome. My son is a picky eater and he loved it. My husband, my brother in law, my daughter, and one of my adopted kids loved it. Everyone who tasted it loved it. I made your homemade mashed potatoes, and green beans. I will definitely be making this meal again. Could you possible put some more recipes with pork. Thanks You are the best and my husband loves when I watch your show.

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