Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders Main

After making these Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders this week for the first time, I promise they will make another appearance at our table or as an appetizer at a gathering in the near future!  They are packed with flavor, and let’s face it, who can resist anything wrapped in bacon?   Petit Jean Meats bacon always makes a difference;)

My mom created this recipe last year after my aunt tasted a similar appetizer at a work event.  After a little trial and error with ingredients and measurements, the final recipe is a hit!  Serve these as the main meat for a simple supper or as an appetizer for a crowd.

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Preheat oven to 325°.

10-12 Chicken Tenderloins
Thick-cut bacon slices (each slice cut in half)
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (each stick cut into thirds)
Grill-Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning

Marinade: (Double Marinade if preparing double batch of chicken)
1/3 cup bottled Italian dressing
1/8 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce

Mix Italian dressing, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce in a shallow dish or large ziploc bag.  Place chicken tenders into marinade mixture, seal container tightly, and allow to marinate in refrigerator 20 minutes minimum.

In the meantime, cut bacon slices and mozzarella sticks (number depends on number of tenderloins).  Remove marinated chicken from fridge and carefully place 1/3 of a mozzarella stick in the center of each tender and roll up tightly.  Stretch each 1/2 piece of bacon gently, and carefully wrap the bacon around each tender.  Place seam-side down onto a separate cutting board or plate.

Sprinkle each tender with the Montreal Chicken Seasoning.  Transfer chicken to a baking dish and pour leftover marinade in the bottom of the baking dish.

Cook uncovered for 30 minutes at 325°.  Then, lower the oven temperature to 275° and cook another 30 minutes.  Before serving, you may want to drain each piece of chicken on a paper towel to remove excess marinade, but it is not necessary.

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  1. This looks DELICIOUS!! Definitely making this. I love all things ‘bacon.’ 🙂

  2. These look so amazing! And I can’t believe it but I actually have every ingredient needed! So glad to know what I am making for dinner tonight! I was thinking I would have to go to the store today! Putting that off one more day now so thank you!! 🙂

  3. OH….. WOW! I am for sure going to make these soon! DELISH! Thanks for sharing! Happy 4th of July !!!!!!! – Beth

  4. Kristi Sullivan says:

    Amanda…I’ve been meaning to tell you that my whole family LOVES these wraps!! Easy to make gluten free!! I make a double batch every time!! Thanks for sharing!!! Oh, also your sausage balls too!!!