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Brown Sugar Bacon Chicken Tenders

an easy dinner or appetizer that everyone loves
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marinade time 3 hrs
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Grill


  • chicken tenders or boneless chicken breasts cut into tenders
  • thick cut bacon strips
  • brown sugar
  • teriyaki or Hawaiian marinade


  • Marinate chicken tenders for 2-3 hours if time permits
  • Cut bacon strips in half
  • Wrap each tender with a bacon piece, stretching to surround chicken, for grilling, or simply lay the bacon on top of chicken for baking
  • Sprinkle chicken and bacon liberally with brown sugar
  • Bake chicken at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and bacon is done or grill over medium heat until chicken and bacon are done


Plan on 2-4 tenders per person for a main dish and 1-2 tenders for appetizers
Cooking and grilling time depends on size and thickness of the chicken and the oven and grill
Test during cooking with a meat thermometer for accurate results
To serve as an appetizer, cut chicken into bite size pieces and serve with cocktail forks or toothpicks
Keyword bacon wrapped chicken, baked chicken, chicken, easy dinner, grilled chicken