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Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

 

You could put these Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders together to be finger food for while watching your favorite teams on TV. Or, you can quickly get it ready for a weeknight supper. We’ve done it both ways lots of times and it’s really good.

Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders – How To

Set the oven at 450°F and put a pot of water on for the carrots. Then salt the water and put in the carrots. If your chicken is frozen thaw it in the microwave. Chicken tenders too big? Cut them half lengthwise into strips. You could also cut boneless skinless breasts or thighs into large strips instead.

Sprinkle your chicken strips with salt, pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes and/or any other spices and herbs that YOU want.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
the tenders

 

Wrap the chicken tenders with bacon and lay them out on a foil lined cookie sheet. Into the oven they go for about 8 – 10 minutes. I recommend an instant read meat thermometer for this one. 165°F in the center of the chicken. You don’t have an instant read and you are pretty sure they are done. Just take one out and cut it in half through the thickest part. If the chicken has no pink in the middle, just tan? Then it is ready. If it has some pink then give them another 2-3 minutes.

Jazz up the carrots

 

While the chicken is cooking the carrots will have come to a boil. Lower the heat a little and take one over onto your cutting board. Cut it or poke it to see if it is done the way you like your carrots. When they are ready strain the water off and put them back in the pot. Add the butter and the dried parsley.

Carrots

 

Stir it all together and put it back on the burner at the lowest setting. Stir it occasionally while the chicken finishes cooking.

 

Carrots ready to go

 

When the chicken is ready serve up your Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders with those butter and parsley coated carrots.

 

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

 

How’s that for finger food?!

To all my wine loving friends I apologize. Tonight we had some Dos Equis with our Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders.

Here is a bacon wrapped asparagus recipe that also is real good finger food.

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Course: Chicken, Main Course, Main Course, Gluten Free
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Chicken strips wrapped in crispy bacon.
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Ingredients

  • 4-6 chicken tenders
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 strips bacon or more if needed
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

Instructions

  • Set the oven at 450°F and put a pot of water on for the carrots. Salt the water and put in the carrots. If your chicken is frozen thaw it in the microwave. If your chicken tenders are big cut them half lengthwise into strips. You could also cut boneless skinless breasts or thighs into large strips instead. Sprinkle your chicken strips with salt, pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes and/or any other spices and herbs that YOU want.
  • Wrap them with bacon and lay them out on a foil lined cookie sheet. Into the oven they go for about 8 - 10 minutes. I recommend an instant read meat thermometer for this one. 170°F in the center of the chicken. If you don't have an instant read and you are pretty sure they are done just take one out and cut it in half through the thickest part. If the chicken has no pink in the middle, just tan, then it is ready. If it has some pink then give them another 2-3 minutes.
  • While the chicken is cooking the carrots will have come to a boil. Lower the heat a little and get one over onto your cutting board. Cut it or poke it to see if it is done the way you like your carrots. When they are ready strain the water off and put them back in the pot. Add the butter and the parsley.
  • Stir it all together and put it back on the burner at the lowest setting. Stir it occasionally while the chicken finishes cooking.
  • When the chicken is ready serve up your Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders with those butter and parsley coated carrots.
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