Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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.

Hi Friends!

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:


Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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An easy, flavorful weeknight dinner!

  • Author: Author: Lindsay L
  • 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
  • 1/21 tsp cayenne pepper *
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 23 tsp brown sugar *
  • 34 strips bacon


  1. Combine melted butter, spices and sugar in a small bowl to make a paste.
  2. Rub spice mixture onto top and bottom of chicken tenders.
  3. Slice bacon strips in half lengthwise.
  4. Wrap half a slice of bacon around each tender.
  5. Place on a baking sheet covered in foil and bake at 400 degrees for 20 min or until tenders reach 165 degrees F.
  6. Switch oven to broil and broil on high for 2-3 minutes, watching carefully so they don’t burn!

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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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