Try These Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders for a Stress-Free Weeknight Dinner

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  • Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Fingers are the Dinner You’re Family Has Been Waiting For

    “Is that what I think it is?” my daughter asked.

    This bacon wrapped chicken tenders impress my kids every single time I make it.

    But they don’t have to know just how easy it is. Am I right?

    Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Fingers are the Dinner You’re Family Has Been Waiting For

    With just a few ingredients — chicken, bacon and some seasonings — this recipe turns a kid favorite into something extraordinary. I mean, what better way to dress up a humble chicken tender than to wrap it in bacon?

    Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Fingers are the Dinner You’re Family Has Been Waiting For

    There’s nothing fancy about this recipe at all. The raw chicken is rubbed with a slightly sweet, totally flavorful rub made with salt, brown sugar, cinnamon and garlic powder. Then it’s wrapped with a slice of bacon, making doubly sure that this chicken is wow-inducing.

    Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Fingers are the Dinner You’re Family Has Been Waiting For

    To cook it, you can either brown it in a skillet and then bake it or you can grill it. Both produce excellent results.

    Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Fingers are the Dinner You’re Family Has Been Waiting For

    My kids, sworn devotees of the dipping sauce, say this dish needs no sauce. But barbecue sauce or a mix of teriyaki sauce and barbecue could be tasty if you really wanted something to dip it in.

    Serve this with a big green salad and crusty bread for a divine dinner.

    Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Fingers are the Dinner You’re Family Has Been Waiting For

    Looking for a stress free weeknight dinner? Try these bacon wrapped chicken tenders – and wait for the raves to begin:

    Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

    “Is that what I think it is?” my daughter asked. This bacon wrapped chicken tenders impress my kids every single time I make it. But they don’t have to know just how easy it…

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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients:

    • kosher salt: 1/2 teaspoon
    • brown sugar: 1/2 teaspoon
    • cinnamon: 1/4 teaspoon
    • garlic powder: 1/4 teaspoon
    • raw chicken tenders (sometimes called tenderloins): 1 lb.
    • bacon : 1/2 lb (about 10 slices -- one for each chicken tender)

    Directions:

    Step 1: In a small bowl, stir together the salt, brown sugar and cinnamon. Rub all over the chicken tenders.

    Step 2: Wrap each chicken tender with one slice of bacon, covering from end to end. Set aside. Continue until all of the chicken has been wrapped.

    To cook indoors:

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

    In an oven-safe skillet set preheated over medium heat on the stove, place the bacon wrapped chicken tenders. Brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Slide the skillet into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.

    Enjoy.

    To cook outdoors:

    Preheat your grill to its medium setting (about 400 degrees). Place the bacon-wrapped chicken tenders on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.

    Enjoy.