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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are a family favorite! Seasoned skinless, boneless chicken tenders wrapped in center cut bacon, and smothered in sugar free BBQ sauce-making them lower in sugar and more healthier! Great as an appetizer, weekday lunch, dinner, or as a midday snack!

Makes 12 tenders

What ingredients do I need to make these Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders?

  • Skinless, boneless chicken tenders– or you can use skinless, boneless chicken breasts sliced into 12 strips
  • Center cut bacon or turkey bacon slices– I use Oscar Mayer center cut bacon 
  • Light brown sugar-unpacked.  I only use 2 tsp which doesn’t impact the overall point value. If you wanted you could use a zero point brown sugar sweetener such as Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener.  
  • Paprika-for seasoning    
  • Garlic powder-for seasoning   
  • Onion powder-for seasoning   
  • Pepper -for seasoning
  • Seasoned salt-for seasoning   
  • Sugar free BBQ sauce-I love Sweet Baby Ray’s No Sugar Added Original Barbecue Sauce
     or Hughes Sugar Free BBQ
  • Green onions– thinly sliced for garnish

How do I make these Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders?

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil that has been lightly sprayed with non stick cooking spray and set aside. (I like to cook the tenders on a wire rack on top of the baking sheet and spray the wire rack with non stick cooking spray-but if you don’t have one-don’t stress-you can just lay the tenders on the lightly coated foil.)

In a small bowl mix light brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, seasoned salt. Mix until well combined.

Place the chicken breast tenders into a shallow plate or bowl. Lightly coat chicken tenders with seasoning mixture.

Wrap one a piece of bacon around each chicken tender and secure it with a toothpick, if needed.

Place wrapped chicken tenders, seam down onto prepared baking sheet or wire rack in a single layer.

Cook for about 22-25 minutes remove from oven.

Using a basting brush, brush each chicken tender with sugar free BBQ sauce.

Place bacon wrapped chicken tenders back in the oven for another 5 minutes

 and an additional 2 minutes for broiling or until the bacon is a nice golden brown. 

Garnish with thinly sliced green onion, if desired!

 

Ingredients:

  • 12 skinless, boneless chicken tenders or chicken breasts sliced into 12 strips
  • 12 center cut bacon or turkey bacon slices- I use Oscar Mayer center cut bacon 
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar, unpacked 
  • 1 tsp paprika  
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder  
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder    
  • 1/8 tsp pepper  
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt 
  • 3 Tbsp sugar free BBQ sauce-I love Baby Rays sugar free BBQ sauce or G Huges 
  • Green onions, thinly sliced for garnish

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil that has been lightly sprayed with non stick cooking spray and set aside. (I like to cook the tenders on a wire rack on top of the baking sheet and spray the wire rack with non stick cooking spray-but if you don’t have one-don’t stress-you can just lay the tenders on the lightly coated foil.)
  3. In a small bowl mix light brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, seasoned salt. Mix until well combined.
  4. Place the chicken breast tenders into a shallow plate or bowl. Lightly coat chicken tenders with seasoning mixture.
  5. Wrap one a piece of bacon around each chicken tender and secure it with a toothpick, if needed.
  6. Place wrapped chicken tenders, seam down onto prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  7. Cook for about 22-25 minutes remove from oven.
  8. Using a basting brush, brush each chicken tender with sugar free BBQ sauce. 
  9. Place bacon wrapped chicken tenders back in the oven for another 5 minutes and an additional 2 minutes for broiling or until the bacon is a nice golden brown. 

Makes 12 tenders 

1-2 PersonalPoints™ per tender*  

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

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Yield: 12

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are a family favorite! Seasoned skinless, boneless chicken tenders wrapped in center cut bacon, and smothered in sugar free BBQ sauce-making them lower in sugar and more healthier!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 skinless, boneless chicken tenders or chicken breasts sliced into 12 strips
  • 12 center cut bacon or turkey bacon slices- I use Oscar Mayer center cut bacon 
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar, unpacked 
  • 1 tsp paprika  
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder  
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder    
  • 1/8 tsp pepper  
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt 
  • 3 Tbsp sugar free BBQ sauce-I love Baby Rays sugar free BBQ sauce or G Huges 
  • Green onions, thinly sliced for garnish

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil that has been lightly sprayed with non stick cooking spray and set aside. (I like to cook the tenders on a wire rack on top of the baking sheet and spray the wire rack with non stick cooking spray-but if you don’t have one-don’t stress-you can just lay the tenders on the lightly coated foil.)
    3. In a small bowl mix light brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, seasoned salt. Mix until well combined.
    4. Place the chicken breast tenders into a shallow plate or bowl. Lightly coat chicken tenders with seasoning mixture.
    5. Wrap one a piece of bacon around each chicken tender and secure it with a toothpick, if needed.
    6. Place wrapped chicken tenders, seam down onto prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
    7. Cook for about 22-25 minutes remove from oven.
    8. Using a basting brush, brush each chicken tender with sugar free BBQ sauce. 
    9. Place bacon wrapped chicken tenders back in the oven for another 5 minutes and an additional 2 minutes for broiling or until the bacon is a nice golden brown. 


Makes 12 tenders 

1-2 PersonalPoints™ per tender*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in a airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat in air fryer or microwave.
  • Smartpoints: GREEN: 1 smartpoints for 1 tender or 3 smartpoints for 2 tenders BLUE/PURPLE: 1 Smartpoint per tender

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Amount Per Serving Calories 92Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 30mgSodium 378mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 14g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list.

Renee

Saturday 27th of March 2021

Delish! I think next time I will try using the air fryer.

Cindy

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

What is the serving size?

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

It's one tender. Thank you!

Genene

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

I had them in for 30 minutes and then another 10 in broiler and the bacon still wasnt cooked right. Any ideas. I didnt use center cut could that have made the difference. Tia

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Hi Genene

Yes, it can vary depending on the bacon you use. It depends on the brand and cut of bacon- some may need a longer cooking time. I suggest increasing the cooking time 15-20 minutes if that is the case.

Thanks!

Belinda Dean

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

How big do you cut the tenders if cutting from a breast? 12 strips of how much weight or size of strip?

Daniel Perkins

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

Great recipe. I tried it with slight modification in spices and it came out fabulous.

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