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Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

These 5-ingredient Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are so simple, but full of flavor! I love easy recipes that the whole family can be excited about and these tenders are sure to please kids and adults alike. Sweet, spicy and smoky with brown sugar, chili powder, barbecue sauce and bacon, these tenders have all the flavors you crave. I didn’t list a serving size for these, instead just listing the nutrition info and points per tender, so you can select the right number for you. You can also easily double this recipe to make more if needed. Each tender is just 106 calories or 1 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints (just ONE SP), so feel free to indulge!

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

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Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

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Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Yield: 8 tenders


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 8 individual (2 oz each) tenders
  • 8 slices center cut bacon
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce (I use Stubbs Original, try to find one low in carbs/sugar)
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a cooking rack.
  2. Wrap each chicken tender in a piece of bacon. Use a pastry brush to brush all sides of each wrapped tender with barbecue sauce and place them on the rack on the baking sheet.
  3. Combine the brown sugar and chili powder in a small dish and stir until mixed. Sprinkle this mixture over the chicken tenders. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  4. Turn on your broiler (make sure your oven rack is in the appropriate position, in my oven this is toward the top) and return the tenders to the oven. Broil for about 2 minutes until the bacon is crisp.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
1 per tender (SP calculated using the recipe builder on

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
3 per tender (P+ calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)

Nutrition Information per tender:
106 calories, 4 g carbs, 4 g sugars, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 15 g protein, 0 g fiber (from

Adapted from Plain Chicken


10 Responses to “Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders”

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    Andrea — March 6, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    Hi Emily, what kind of bacon did you use? I find that bacon is 3 sp per slice. Thanks so much. The recipe looks amazing!!

    • Emily Bites replied: — March 6th, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

      Wegmans center cut bacon. Center cut bacon is leaner 🙂

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    Liz — March 7, 2018 @ 12:34 pm

    These look SO YUMMY!! Cannot wait to try them–thanks for always coming up with new & exciting ideas, Emily!! <3

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    Chris in NKY — March 8, 2018 @ 7:20 pm

    OMG! I fixed these for dinner tonight and theybare beyond delish!!!!

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    Maggie — March 10, 2018 @ 7:57 am

    Do you think these would freeze okay after being cooked?

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    Maggie — March 11, 2018 @ 8:23 am

    Made these last night–they delicious as well as easy to make. We used Stubbs Original because it was the lowest sugar BBQ sauce we could find. The bacon didn’t crisp up quite enough, although we baked and broiled it for the right amount of time. Emily, do you think it would hurt if we baked the tenders, then before putting on the topping, broiled one side for 2 minutes, flipped the tenders, added the topping and then broiled the other side for 2 minutes? Trying to think of ways to make the bacon crisp up a little more (I have this “fat” thing where it has to be fully cooked or I just can’t keep it in my mouth! ) Thanks!!!

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    Tracy — March 11, 2018 @ 9:57 am

    These were incredible! Thank you for such a great recipe.

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    Jackie — March 12, 2018 @ 10:52 am

    I am making this tonight, but the broiler on my oven is broken. Do you have any suggestions for alternative ways to do the last step?

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    Megan — March 12, 2018 @ 11:23 am

    Made these for dinner last night and they were so delicious! Served them with green beans and unsweetened apple sauce for a low point dinner.

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    Ashlee — March 12, 2018 @ 7:50 pm

    These were so amazing and made me feel like I know what I’m doing in the kitchen! Which I don’t.

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