Turkey bacon-wrapped chicken tenders with the perfect balance of smoky and sweet. Using smoked paprika makes them taste like they came straight off a barbecue grill.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 chicken tenders
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place a cooling rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet.

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  • Mix paprika, salt, and onion powder together in a small bowl. Sprinkle seasoning over both sides of each chicken tender. Wrap each tender with two strips of bacon, tucking the ends in to secure.

  • Mix brown sugar and chili powder together in a small bowl. Gently roll each bacon-wrapped tender in the brown sugar mixture, pressing down to ensure good coverage.

  • Arrange tenders on top of the prepared cooling rack, making sure to not overcrowd.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp and chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For extra crispy bacon, broil on low for 5 additional minutes.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 27.7g 55% DV; carbohydrates 13.9g 5% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 83.5mg 28% DV; sodium 685.3mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2020
Loved the recipe. Only change I made was for the second batch, I used Frank's spicy seasoning as I was out of chili powder. It was delicious. Both batches were devoured by everyone at the table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2020
Very good. Used molasses instead of brown sugar. (didn't have any) Also well worth broiling the chicken and bacon for the extra five minutes. Used regular bacon. Served with rice pilaf and green beans. Very good meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2020
Loved the recipe. Only change I made was for the second batch, I used Frank's spicy seasoning as I was out of chili powder. It was delicious. Both batches were devoured by everyone at the table. Read More
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