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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

These Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are a quick and easy, crowd pleasing appetizer. Chicken is coated with brown sugar and chili, wrapped in bacon, then baked until ultra juicy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, baked, chicken tenderloins, sweet and salty
Servings: 7 tenders
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth
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Ingredients

  • 1 (1 oz) packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper omit if you don’t like spice
  • 1 pound raw boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins 7 tenders total
  • 7 slices uncooked bacon use regular cut, not thick cut
  • Honey mustard for dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ranch seasoning, paprika, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together brown sugar, chili powder, and cayenne, then sprinkle half the mixture into the prepared dish to lightly coat the bottom. Set aside.
  • Dump the ranch mixture into a gallon sized baggie, then add in the chicken tenders.
  • Seal and shake until the tenders are fully coated.
  • Wrap each chicken tender in bacon, then place into the baking dish.
  • Top with the remaining brown sugar mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the bacon and chicken are cooked.
  • Sprinkle with a touch more salt, if desired, then serve with honey mustard!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1tender | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 868IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg