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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Continuing with the theme that bacon makes everything better, and because I had half a pack of chicken tenderloins–exactly what part of the chicken is a tenderloin anyway?–and half a dozen strips of bacon left that I needed to do something with stat because it was approaching the use by date, I came up with this marvelously easy and delicious entree.  Perfect for a weeknight dinner with flavor.  Serves 2.

Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken tenders
  • 6 slices of thick-cut, applewood smoked bacon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • paprika

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken.  There’s no measurement to this–depends wholly on how much spice you like.
  3. Arrange a wire rack over a baking sheet and spray it liberally with cooking spray.
  4. Wrap each tenderloin with a strip of bacon, securing each end with toothpicks.  Lay out on the wire rack.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is crispy on the outside.

Cook’s note: You could absolutely do this on the grill.  We were just out of grill gas.

 

 

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
 
Continuing with the theme that bacon makes everything better, and because I had half a pack of chicken tenderloins--exactly what part of the chicken is a tenderloin anyway?--and half a dozen strips of bacon left that I needed to do something with stat because it was approaching the use by date, I came up with this marvelously easy and delicious entree.  Perfect for a weeknight dinner with flavor.  Serves 2.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Gluten and Dairy Free
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken tenders
  • 6 slices of thick-cut, applewood smoked bacon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken.  There's no measurement to this--depends wholly on how much spice you like.
  3. Arrange a wire rack over a baking sheet and spray it liberally with cooking spray.
  4. Wrap each tenderloin with a strip of bacon, securing each end with toothpicks.  Lay out on the wire rack.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is crispy on the outside.
  6. Cook's note: You could absolutely do this on the grill.  We were just out of grill gas.

2 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

  1. These look great, will pop in some buns with coleslaw and homade ranch sauce for lunch.
    The tenderloin is a tiny bit under/attached to the breast next to the bone, hence the tender and juicy. But they often just strip up the breast and sell it as tenderloins.

    1. Huh. You have taught me something new! I just assumed they cut up the breast and gave it a name, much like “chicken fingers”. I didn’t know there was a bit formally called the tenderloin!

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