Bacon wrapped chicken tenderloin, need I say more. These bacon wrapped chicken tenderloins are sprinkled with brown sugar and baked in the oven to perfection. Who wouldn't want some chicken tenders wrapped in bacon!? It is as easy as wrap, sprinkle, bake with these bacon wrapped chicken strips.
I may have a favorite dish. That happens a lot, I know, I say that often but I am serious. I was absolutely CRAVING these leftovers, they were honestly so good as leftovers. One day, I came home from lunch, so excited for these bacon wrapped chicken strips. If my husband had eaten it, oh we would have had some trouble!! I love these bacon wrapped chicken tenders dipped in BBQ sauce or, alternatively, honey mustard. However, it depends if you want more sweet or not.
This dish is slightly sweet, from the brown sugar on top, but savory from the bacon. It is the ultimate combo.
What Do You Need To Make Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenderloin
Obviously, bacon and chicken tenderloins. You will also need some seasonings and brown sugar.
- Chicken tenderloins
- Garlic powder
- Seasoned salt
- Brown sugar replacement
For the bacon, I just do original, generic bacon. It should not be cooked as it will cook in the oven while the chicken strips bake. I have not experimented with other types of bacon, such as turkey; however, that would make this dish healthier.
Chicken tenderloins come in all different shapes and sizes, which is obnoxious. Typically, it comes about 5 per pound. For this recipe, you need one piece of bacon per chicken tenderloin, so adjust accordingly. This recipe is easy to double, triple, quadruple, just adjust the bacon pieces to the amount of chicken strips you have.
I use brown sugar replacement because I love brown sugar replacement and everything as sweet as possible. You can skip the brown sugar all together, or, alternatively, use regular brown sugar.
The seasonings I use are garlic powder, seasoned salt, and paprika. Make this dish spicier by using ground red pepper in place of paprika.
How To Make Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenderloins
To make a bacon wrapped chicken tenderloin, start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Grab a baking sheet and grease with cooking spray, I also line with foil as brown sugar tends to get messy.
Season both sides of the chicken strips, evenly, with the seasonings.
Wrap each piece in bacon and place on the greased baking sheet. Be sure the ends of the bacon are situated underneath the chicken, to keep everything in place. Repeat for each chicken strip.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the chicken tenderloins are fully cooked. I use a meat thermometer to know exactly when the chicken is done, you do not want to over cook it.
What To Do With Leftovers
I store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. They make sure an amazing lunch meal prep.
What To Do With Leftover Bacon
With the leftover bacon that you have, if you do not want to make this recipe every single night like I do, try my cheddar bacon ranch meatballs, brown sugar bacon twists, maple bacon Brussels sprouts (because we're healthy!) or my bacon burger Mac and cheese.
What Side Dishes Should I Make
I have two amazing vegetable recipes that call for brown sugar replacement, that pair so perfectly with these chicken tenderloins - either try out my crunchy crack broccoli or my candied carrot chips. Everyone will love them.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenderloins
- 1 pound chicken tenderloins 5 pieces
- 5 slices bacon
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 5 teaspoons brown sugar replacement Swerve
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Season both sides of the chicken strips, evenly, with the seasonings. (Not the brown sugar).
- Wrap each piece in bacon and place on the greased baking sheet. Be sure the ends of the bacon are situated underneath the chicken, to keep everything in place. Repeat for each chicken strip.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the chicken tenderloins are fully cooked.
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