These oven baked bacon wrapped chicken tenders are always a hit as appetizers or main dish. The bacon keeps the meat juicy and provides added flavor.My husband just told me that he invited a bunch of friends to come over to watch the Super Bowl next weekend. I’m sure they will probably bring some food, but I want to prepare a few appetizers.
I picked up some chicken tenders to come up with a new appetizer recipe. Originally, I planned to make Buffalo chicken tenders using my shake and bake chicken recipe for the coating. I even debated on the spicy dry rub chicken wings.
I’ve already come up with many low carb appetizer recipes over the years. However, I eventually was settled on wanting to test out a new recipe that I can make for the big game this year
After thinking about how messy Buffalo chicken is, I chose to make these oven baked bacon wrapped chicken tenders instead. And, I’m so glad I went with this recipe. They are so yummy!It’s super easy to make this appetizer. I used the shake and bake method to easily coat each chicken piece with the spice blend.
You simply dump all the herbs and spices into a large zipper bag. Then, you add each piece of chicken and shake the bag to evenly coat it.
Once coated with the seasonings, you just have to wrap a slice of bacon around each tender. I’m thinking at this point, you could put them in the refrigerator and bake next day.
To ensure the bacon grease dripped off and the bacon gets crisp, I cooked the bacon wrapped chicken tenders on cooling racks. It’s the method I use when baking bacon.
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
10 strips bacon
1/3 c light brown sugar, packed
1 pound chicken tenders (approx. 10 chicken tenders)
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
10 strips bacon
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon chilli powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ to 1 teaspoon salt
How To Make Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
Prepare the grill or oven, then preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Add onion powder, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, and pepper into a mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Sprinkle the mixture on top of the chicken, then rub each until well coated.
Wrap each chicken tender with a bacon slice, then seal the sides.
In a mixing bowl, add chilli powder and brown sugar. Stir until well blended.
Sprinkle the mixture on top of the wrapped chicken tenders, then press each until well coated.
Place then over the grill or inside the preheated oven, then cook for 30 minutes or until the bacon becomes crispy.
Remove from the oven and allow them to rest for a few minutes at room temperature.
Serve warm and enjoy!