Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 chicken tenders


  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 12 chicken tenders

  • 12 slices turkey bacon, cut in half lengthwise

  • cup light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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 (per serving)

237 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 685mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 295mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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