Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders


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!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 8 chicken tenders

  • 1 tablespoon BBQ rub (such as McCormick®)

  • 8 slices center-cut bacon, cut in half lengthwise

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon water


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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1182mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 404mg 9%

* 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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