These are eaten and I get a crumb; they never survive a minute out of the oven.

One pound chicken tenders


eight bacon slices

One tsp Garlicky powder

One tsp smoking paprika

Halved tsp black pepper

One half teaspoon of salt

one tablespoon olive oil


Set your oven to 400°F (200°C) then line a parchment paper baking sheet.

Combine in a small bowl the black pepper, salt, smoked paprika, and garlic powder.

To provide a uniform coating, drizzle the chicken tenders with olive oil then sprinkle the spice mixture over them.

Wrap every chicken tender with a piece of bacon, toothpicks fastening the edges if needed.

Arange the chicken tenders covered in bacon on the ready baking sheet.

Preheat the oven; bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the bacon is crispy.

Out of the oven, let rest for a few minutes before serving.

Variations and Advice

Add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the spice blend for a hotter kick. For a smoky-sweet taste, instead coat the chicken tenders with a sugar-free barbecue sauce then wrap them with bacon. To make your own special seasoning mix, you may also play around with other herbs and spices such thyme or rosemary.

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