Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Wrapped with savory, crisp bacon and topped with a tangy sauce, this Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders recipe is truly the best!

bacon wrapped chicken tenders

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

These bacon wrapped chicken tenders are so flavorful and quick to make. With just two ingredients and three spices, you’ll have a crowd pleasing appetizer or main dish. 

The easiest way to dress up chicken is to add bacon. However, with this recipe, not only do we add bacon flavor, but we also temper the bacon with a mix of soy, paprika, and cayenne pepper. This mixture of spice gives the chicken an extra kick and truly makes it one of my favorites!

Do you have picky or sensitive eaters at home? This recipe can also easily be altered to include their tastes. Simply leave off the sauce on their pieces of chicken or cook the chicken and bacon separately for them. 

For more chicken recipes, check out: Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich, Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken and Vegetables, Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Foil Packets, and Mediterranean Chicken Salad.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • 5 Ingredient Recipe
  • Use as an appetizer or main dish
  • Prepare ahead of time

How to Make the Perfect Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

Preheat and Baking Sheet: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. For easy clean up, I find that it’s best to use parchment paper on a baking sheet with this recipe.

Chop Chicken Tenders: You can either make chicken tenders by chopping up chicken breasts to your desired thickness, or  you can buy boneless chicken tenders from the store. I prefer to use the whole breasts because I like the ability to control the thickness. This way your chicken will cook more uniformly. Chicken tenders from the store are often smaller. But if you’re short on time and want to skip the first step, they’ll work.

Wrap with Bacon: When wrapping the chicken with bacon, cover each piece from tip to tip. This ensures even baking and the bacon will keep the juices from the chicken inside. 

bacon wrapped chicken tenders on baking sheet with sauce

Mix Sauce: After you’ve wrapped the chicken with bacon and added them to a baking sheet, mix soy sauce, paprika, cayenne pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Use a cooking brush to gently brush the sauce over the bacon. This mix will add extra flavor to your dish!

Pro Tip: You can wrap and spice your chicken ahead of time and refrigerate until you are ready to bake and serve. Chicken will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days.   

Frequently Asked Questions

Baked bacon wrapped chicken tenders on plate

Are Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders Keto friendly? 

YES! This chicken recipe is good for the keto diet. However, when mixing the sauce, omit the Worchestire sauce. 

What do you dip Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders in? 

For those who love to dip their chicken, a great choice for these chicken tenders is mayonnaise, mustard, honey mustard, or Ranch dressing. You can also add shredded cheddar cheese to the top of the appetizer one minute before baking is complete.   

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are a quick and easy crowd pleaser that can easily be made ahead of time.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon wrapped chicken, bacon wrapped chicken tenders


  • 1 Baking sheet
  • 1 oven
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 71kcal


  • 14 0z chicken breast boneless
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika smoked
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet.
  • Slice chicken breast into tenders 1 inch thick and 3 inches long.
  • Wrap chicken with bacon covering the entire piece of chicken and place on baking sheet.
  • Mix soy sauce, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Brush chicken tenders with mixture.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bacon is crispy and chicken cooked through to 165 degrees.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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