PREP TIME: 25 MINS| COOK TIME: 30 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 55 MINS
Whenever we have these moist and delicious Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders for dinner, it is guaranteed a no leftover night! Super good as is or paired with rice and sauteed fresh green beans for a complete, filling meal. Always a huge hit that tastes and looks incredibly appetizing!
Easy to make and ready in less than an hour, these chicken tenders are sure to be a great addition to your favourite rotation. The spices from the everyday ingredients add so much flavour to the chicken and bacon without the fear of overpowering it. It’s a game-changer and perfectly amazing without breaking the bank!
1 pound chicken tenders (approximately 10 chicken tenders)
10 strips bacon
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ to 1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon chilli powder
HOW TO MAKE BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN TENDERS
Step 1: Ready the smoker/grill/oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Combine the Italian seasoning, pepper, salt, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder in a bowl. On all sides of the chicken tender, evenly sprinkle the mixture, making sure to completely cover them in spices.
Step 3: Around each tender, wrap a slice of bacon, tucking in the ends.
Step 4: In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and chilli powder. Generously sprinkle this n the bacon-wrapped chicken, pressing the brown sugar mixture onto the chicken.
Step 5: On the preheated smoker, place the bacon-wrapped chicken. Close the smoker’s lid and cook the chicken for approximately 30 minutes until done.
Step 6: You can broil the chicken for a couple of minutes if desired to crisp up the bacon. Just place the chicken on a cookie sheet and pop it in the oven.
Step 7: Serve the Bacon-wrapped Chicken Tenders alongside sauteed fresh green beans or rice. Enjoy!
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