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Bacon-Wrapped Honey Mustard Tenders

Bacon-Wrapped Honey Mustard Tenders- chicken tenders are marinated in honey mustard, wrapped in bacon, and then baked until crispy. So much flavor!

Bacon-Wrapped Honey Mustard Tenders on a plate with a bowl of honey mustard.

How To Serve

These chicken tenders are salty, sweet, and a little spicy. They make a great gameday snack or kid-friendly dinner. Serve with extra honey mustard for dipping.

What You’ll Need

  • Yellow Mustard
  • Honey
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cayenne Pepper– add 1/4 teaspoon for just a little heat and 1/2 teaspoon if you want them spicy.
  • Chicken Tenderloins
  • Black Pepper
  • Bacon– do not use thick-cut bacon.
Chicken tenders wrapped with bacon on a wire rack.

How To Make Bacon-Wrapped Honey Mustard Tenders

  1. Mix together the mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add the chicken tenderloins and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour. (Note: You can leave them in the fridge for longer than 1 hour if needed.)
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and season with pepper. Wrap a slice of bacon around each one.
  4. Place on a greased rack inside a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 24 minutes. To crisp the bacon up, turn the broiler on for the last few minutes.

Bacon-Wrapped Honey Mustard Tenders Recipe Tips

You can use toothpicks to secure the bacon but it’s not necessary.

Do NOT use thick-cut bacon. It takes too long to cook and get crispy.

Boneless chicken breasts can be used instead of chicken tenders. Just slice each one into about 6 strips.

Storage

Leftovers will keep for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat in the oven or an air fryer to crisp the bacon up.

Close-up of Bacon-Wrapped Honey Mustard Tenders on a plate.

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Bacon-Wrapped Honey Mustard Tenders

Chicken tenders are marinated in honey mustard, wrapped in bacon, and then baked until crispy. So much flavor!
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 20 mins
Marinate: 30 mins
SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 to 10 chicken tenderloins
  • black pepper
  • 8 to 10 slices bacon

Instructions

  • Whisk together mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add chicken tenders and stir to coat.
    Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. Spray the wire rack with cooking spray.
    Note: For easy clean-up, line the baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Remove chicken from honey mustard mixture. Season with black pepper.
  • Wrap a piece of bacon around each tender.
  • Bake for 20 to 24 minutes. Note: take a peak with about 5 minutes to go. If bacon is not browning up, turn the oven to Broil for the remaining time.

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: chicken

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  1. Jennie Caissie Bates

    I made this last night but realized I was almost out of honey so I substituted the remainder with maple syrup. The chicken tenderloins marinated for about 1.5 hours and I wrapped them with applewood smoked bacon. I will definitely use this marinade again! Next time I will add a little more cayenne and will glaze the bacon with a honey mustard barbeque sauce because once it was cooked, the chicken had lost a lot of the marinade flavor. I would also suggest pre-cooking the bacon just a bit to get the fat loosened up. I had to broil the chicken for a little longer to get the bacon even close to crispy(and had to flip it halfway through the broil, which was a real challenge!)

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