This Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken has the perfect balance of flavors and is sure to be a dinner loved by the whole family.
I’ve got a delicious dinner recipe for you today! I made this Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken a couple weeks ago for dinner one night. It was so good that the next day I made it again with a few tweaks just so I could share it with you!
It’s easy to make AND it involves bacon- so it’s gotta be good, right?! You can adjust the amount of brown sugar and cayenne better depending on how sweet/spicy you want it!
Here’s how you make it:Print
Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken
An easy, flavorful weeknight dinner!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 pound chicken tenders
- 1 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper *
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2–3 tsp brown sugar *
- 3–4 strips bacon
- Combine melted butter, spices and sugar in a small bowl to make a paste.
- Rub spice mixture onto top and bottom of chicken tenders.
- Slice bacon strips in half lengthwise.
- Wrap half a slice of bacon around each tender.
- Place on a baking sheet covered in foil and bake at 400 degrees for 20 min or until tenders reach 165 degrees F.
- Switch oven to broil and broil on high for 2-3 minutes, watching carefully so they don’t burn!
The first time I tried it, I used chicken breasts and left the strips of bacon whole. I personally like it better with chicken tenders, but use whatever you have on hand – breasts, thighs, tenders, nuggets, etc! Just cut the bacon to wrap around accordingly!
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Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Actually salivating right now. Bacon makes everything better. Pinned!
This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, going to attempt making this myself!
ahhh the baconLOVING husband and child would adore this.
storm coming tonight (freezing rain in TEXAS?) and I need to go to the grocery anyway so…..
This looks really good and thank you for sharing. Your recipes always have me starving LOL.
Kirtley @ The Gist of Fit says
Oh man my family would a loved this over Christmas break together. We wrapped jalapeños in bacon, one if their favs 🙂 Bacon is the right answer for cooking for just about any dude haha. Thanks for sharing!
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables says
my husband would die over this!!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
I finally had a parma-wrapped chicken over vacation, and I LOVED it. I need to try your bacon version!
Yum! My family would love this recipe so I’ll plan it for next week!
Alysia @ Slim Sanity says
You really can’t go wrong with bacon. 🙂
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says
I don’t usually eat bacon, but this sounds delicious.
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog says
Looks sooo good! Bacon on EVERYTHING please!
Jess @hellotofit says
I’m officially drooling 🙂 this looks amazing and not complicated to make!
Sarah Grace says
helllllo delicious Lindsay! Just pinned it 🙂
xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
Cat @ Breakfast to Bed says
I just made a ton of bacon. I have a ton more in the freezer. I think you can see where this is going. 😉
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BACON! This is a winner, I’m sure of it. This one is going on the menu for next week!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
Everything is better with bacon. 🙂
Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona says
I’ll definitely be making this at some point next week. You can’t go wrong with bacon.
Deanna Segrave-Daly says
YUM! I just bought this amazing Sweet Srirachi Back Jerky from Trader Joes so I now have sweet & spicy bacon recipes on my mind for sure.
I know my boys will love this – what’s not to love when you combine chicken and bacon?!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
Looks good, Lindsay! Thanks for sharing. I love the combination of chicken with bacon and I think these spices would be the perfect accent. Enjoy the weekend!
Making it now. My wife says it smells wonderful. I think I should have useed two half strips of bacon. One barely wrapped around the chicken one and a half times. In fairness, I did pound the chicken flat. Serving with Parmesan crusted zucchini and a Chardonnay. Next time I’ll add mashed sweet potatoes.