This easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders recipe is a simple flavorful recipe for juicy, crispy bacon covered chicken tenders baked in the oven. All you need is chicken, bacon and spices and you’ve got a delicious recipe that is Paleo, Gluten-free, and Whole30 compliant.

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

All you really need is bacon and chicken, and herbs/ spices, and you have the best ever juicy oven baked chicken tenders wrapped in bacon.

The chicken on the inside is juicy and flavored by the bacon, and the bacon on the outside is crispy. YUM.

These tenders are perfect for dinner, as an appetizer or even a snack! They are always a crowd pleaser.

I honestly would eat these for any meal at any time of deal because…bacon wrapped anything is delicious!

If you love bacon recipes as much as I do, then you should try my bacon wrapped dates or my bacon wrapped carrots recipes.

Both of those recipes showcase why bacon is so amazing when covering various ingredients and when cooked in the oven.

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Ingredients needed to make these Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders:

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

Note: if you are following a Paleo or Whole30 diet, or just wanting a healthier recipe option in general, be sure to use bacon without any added sugars or nitrates.  I like Pederson’s farms Whole30 bacon.

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How to cook bacon wrapped chicken tenders

To start, you prep the chicken by cutting the chicken into tender sized pieces, and seasoning them.

To season them, mix salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, and chili flakes in a small bowl and then rub the mix into the chicken.

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Then, you’ll 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.

If you are wondering what temp to cook bacon wrapped chicken tenders, the oven should be at 425 F.

Anyways, after the 35 minute mark of the tenders cooking, if you want them to be a bit more crispy, then broil them for a few extra minutes.

Tip: Keep an eye on your chicken when it broils… every oven is different and some are stronger than others. So I would check on them every minute or so.

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How to serve this Paleo bacon wrapped chicken

For starters, you can serve these chicken tenders with a wide variety of dipping sauces.

  • ranch
  • blue cheese dip
  • bbq sauce
  • honey mustard sauce
  • ketchup

If you are looking for healthier dip or sauce options, check out Primal Kitchens sauces. I also personally love this Paleo and Keto Ranch from Sir Kensingtons.

As for sides to serve along these bacon wrapped chicken tenders:

  • I like serving them with roasted potatoes and broccoli because it makes for a quick and filling nutritious meal
  • I also love serving these along side a big tomato salad

Yummy variations to try:

  1. Using smoked bacon instead of regular bacon
  2. Using turkey bacon
  3. Adding coconut sugar to the seasoning
  4. Adding maple syrup on top of the bacon prior to bacon
  5. Cutting the chicken into bite sized pieces prior to wrapping in bacon to make bite sized pieces.

Other yummy paleo bacon recipes you may enjoy:

Creamy Dairy-free Bacon and Mushroom Chicken– the sauce in this chicken recipe is so good, you could swim in it!

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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Easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
This easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders recipe is a simple flavorful recipe for juicy, crispy bacon covered chicken tenders baked in the oven. All you need is chicken, bacon and spices and you've got a delicious recipe that is Paleo, Gluten-free, and Whole30 compliant.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, mix all of the seasoning/spices. Rub the seasoning on the chicken.
  • 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. Broil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Note: At the 20 minute mark, use a paper towel to absorb some of the bacon fat and throw it away.

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Calories: 404kcal, Carbohydrates: 1.4g, Protein: 50.3g, Saturated Fat: 20.2g, Cholesterol: 151mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon wrapped chicken tenders