Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Bacon-wrapped chicken tenders are a tasty appetizer or main course that combines the smoky flavors of bacon with tender chicken. Here’s a recipe for bacon-wrapped chicken tenders to get you started:


  • 1 pound chicken tenders or boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 10-12 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Toothpicks (optional, for securing the bacon)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt.
  3. Season the chicken tenders or strips with the spice mixture, ensuring they are well coated.
  4. Take a slice of bacon and wrap it tightly around each chicken tender, starting at one end and securing the other end with a toothpick, if needed.
  5. Place the bacon-wrapped chicken tenders on the prepared baking sheet, seam side down.
  6. Brush the bacon-wrapped chicken tenders with olive oil to help them cook and crisp up in the oven.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the chicken is cooked through. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (74°C).
  8. Remove the bacon-wrapped chicken tenders from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  9. Serve the bacon-wrapped chicken tenders as an appetizer or main dish. They are delicious on their own, but you can also serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, such as barbecue sauce or honey mustard.

This dish combines the rich flavors of bacon with tender chicken to create a crowd-pleasing dish. Serve them as a tasty appetizer at parties or as a filling main dish with your favorite sides.