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Bacon-wrapped chicken tenders are juicy tenders, flavorful, and crispy. The bacon keeps the chicken from drying out, and the brown sugar coating creates the yummy glaze.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 1 lb chicken tenders (approx 10 chicken tenders)
  • 10 strips bacon
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ to 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp chili powder


  • Mix all spices except chili powder with salt and sprinkle with chicken tenders so that they are coated on all sides.
  • Wrap the chicken in thin slices of bacon, fold the edges down.
  • Combine brown sugar with chili powder and sprinkle with chicken rolls. Press with your fingers to keep the mixture from falling off.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cook in a preheated to 350 F oven for half an hour. Or place in a smoker and cook with the lid closed for about 30 minutes.


  • Wash chicken tenders and pat dry with paper towels before using them.

  • Fold the chicken tenders into a sturdy bag, add seasoning, close the bag, and shake. This will ensure an even coating.

  • If the bacon is dry and the sugar does not adhere well to it, lightly brush the surface of the bacon with vegetable oil.
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