Rating: 4.33 stars
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

The perfect marriage of smoky and sweet flavors is what you'll get when you use the outdoor grill to cook up these chicken tenders! I like to use center-cut bacon since it is leaner and less likely to cause flare-ups. I find cutting the bacon lengthwise, and then using the thin strips to wrap the bacon, is much easier than trying to wrap using a wide strip. Use your favorite BBQ rub on the chicken!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Season chicken tenders with BBQ rub. Wrap each tender with 2 thin strips of bacon, tucking in the ends to secure.

  • Mix together honey and water in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Place chicken tenders on the preheated grill and reduce heat to medium-low. Close lid and grill tenders, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until bacon is browned and chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (73 degrees C), 12 to 14 minutes. For crispier bacon, increase heat during the last 2 minutes of cooking.

  • Move tenders to indirect heat and brush with honey mixture. Transfer to a plate and serve.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 32.3g; carbohydrates 9.7g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 83.9mg; sodium 1181.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2020
Easy and yummy. I had some chicken breasts that I needed to cook. I cut them in 3rds used Grill Mates sweet and savory rub. I didn t BBQ because of snow conditions. Baked at 375 for 30 mins on a baking sheet (wrapped w/foil) with a rack. I did baste with the honey/water glaze. Served with BBQ sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2019
i have to say it looked like my dad Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
Turned out awesome! My fiancé said I have to make this again very soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2020
Easy and yummy. I had some chicken breasts that I needed to cook. I cut them in 3rds used Grill Mates sweet and savory rub. I didn t BBQ because of snow conditions. Baked at 375 for 30 mins on a baking sheet (wrapped w/foil) with a rack. I did baste with the honey/water glaze. Served with BBQ sauce. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2020
This was hit. I used the oven per a comment at 350 for 30 minutes uncovered. The bacon wasn't that crispy so I broiled for a couple of minutes at the end just after I basted with the honey mixture. Still not very crispy but I didn't want to overcook the chicken. I may try cooking it on a rack and covering with a tent foil next time as another comment suggested to see how that works. I used JB's Fat Boy's Sweet Rub. Easy, quick and tasty recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2020
The prep and cooking methods are very, very good and the tip to cut the bacon in half lengthwise really is super helpful and does make them very easy to wrap. We used McCormick's Sweet & Spicy BBQ rub then wrapped the tenders in the bacon. Instead the honey glaze, we used some leftover maple-chipotle glaze I had on hand and it was fabulous that way! My husband started the tenders out over a drip pan with an indirect charcoal fire to render the bacon fat a bit and cook other chicken gently then as they got closer to temp he put them over direct coals to crisp up the bacon. Then he glazed and put them over the coals again to firm up the glaze. We served them like chicken and waffles, but with potato waffles from Lidl. They were the perfect savory accompaniment to the sweet and smoky chicken. We also had roasted green beans and grape tomatoes to round it out. So good! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2021
You'll need to put skewers or toothpicks through the bacon & chicken, otherwise it all unravels. It doesn't matter how tightly you wrap it. Also be sure to do it in a pan or tray if you're going to do it on the grill, otherwise you'll be trying to put out flare ups the whole time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2021
Outstanding! Great Friday night dinner. Served them on super soft hot dog buns! Big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2021
This was so easy and amazing! thank you for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2021
I did not have all the ingredients so used lime instead of lemon and used a rub from a veggie recipe. It was tender and tasty. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2019
i have to say it looked like my dad Read More