Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders recipe. An easy and quick recipe for flavorful, juicy, bacon covered, chicken tenders. Naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, and Whole30.

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These Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are a simple and delicious way to step up your chicken game!

All you really need is bacon and chicken, (though I also add seasoning in this recipe because I love spices), and you have flavorful, juicy, bacon covered, chicken tenders.

They are perfect for dinner, or you can cut them up and bring them as appetizers to a party!

Can I just say that bacon wrapped anything is delicious!?

Bacon wrapped dates, bacon wrapped asparagus, and bacon wrapped dates have always been my favorite, but I had never tried bacon wrapped chicken before now.

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I actually had nothing in the fridge the other night… besides chicken and bacon, and that is when I decided to try to make this bacon wrapped chicken tenders recipe.

I was beyond surprised at how tasty it was! Why had I never made this before?!

Ingredients needed to make these Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders:

  • bacon
  • chicken
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • chili powder
  • chili flakes
  • salt and pepper

Note: make sure to use bacon without any added sugars or nitrates.  I like Pederson’s farms Whole30 bacon.

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How to make these Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders:

To start, you cut up your chicken into tender sized pieces, and season them to your liking.

I seasoned mine with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, and chili flakes.

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Then, you need cut strips of bacon in half, long ways.

I found that it was easier to wrap the bacon around the chicken when it was cut up into thinner strips.

I probably wrapped about 1.5 pieces of bacon around each chicken tender.

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Once the bacon is wrapped around the chicken tenders, bake them for about 35 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy.

This required an extra few minutes of broiling for me to get the desired crispiness that I wanted.

Keep an eye on your chicken when it broils… every oven is different and some are stronger than others.

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That’s it! Easy enough!

What to serve with these chicken tenders?

I even think these chicken tenders would taste great with a bit of added maple syrup or honey on top.

I personally love adding ketchup, bbq sauce or ranch to my plate to dunk them into. There are loads of healthier sauces available these days.

I love this Paleo and Keto Ranch from Sir Kensingtons.

I also like to serve these bacon wrapped chicken tenders with roasted potatoes and broccoli. It makes for a quick and filling nutritious meal.

I also really love to make a big tomato salad and eating these chicken tenders with a large tomato salad on the side. Don’t knock it until you try it!

I imagine cutting them into bite sized pieces, or even cutting the raw chicken into bite sized pieces and then wrapping them in bacon would make a wonderful party appetizer as well!

Bacon wrapped anything is always a crowd pleaser.

Other yummy paleo bacon recipes you may enjoy:

Paleo Deviled Eggs topped with Tomato Bacon Jam (GF)– this is the ultimate way to serve deviled eggs… with a tomato bacon jam on top.

Bacon Wrapped Raspberry Stuffed Dates ( Paleo, Whole30)– these are ridiculously good. The raspberries melt into the dates creating a natural sweet jam that is covered in bacon. NOM.

Beef Roulade with Bacon, Onion, and Thyme {Whole30, Paleo}– this has to be one of the most simple but most flavorful ways to enjoy beef for me. It’s a must try recipe.

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An easy and quick recipe for flavorful, juicy, bacon covered, chicken tenders. Naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, and Whole30.
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders recipe. An easy and quick recipe for flavorful, juicy, bacon covered, chicken tenders. Naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, and Whole30

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast, cut into tenders
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • a pinch of chili flakes
  • 7-8 strips of bacon, sliced in half longways

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, mix all of the seasoning/spices. Season the chicken with the seasoning mixture.
  • Wrap each chicken tender with the strips of bacon (that have been sliced in half longways). I ended up using 1.5 pieces of bacon per chicken tender. Try to tuck the ends of the bacon under each chicken tender.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, or until bacon is crispy. I baked mine for 35 minutes and then broiled them for 2 minutes.
  • Note: At the 20 minute mark, use a paper towel to absorb some of the bacon fat and throw it away.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon wrapped chicken tenders
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook
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