Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Gluten and Dairy Free
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.
  • 6 chicken tenders
  • 6 slices of thick-cut, applewood smoked bacon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  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.
Recipe by Kait Nolan at