Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken Strips

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
With the kids back in school, I had to get out some of my super quick dinner recipes. It’s always hard to say good bye to summer, so I wanted to make them some of their favorite dinners this first week. This is definitely one of my boys FAVORITES! Even the biggest guy in the house loves these…and what’s not to like about bacon and BBQ sauce? Giving them something they love makes it easier to slip some broccoli or other greens onto their plate! These are super quick and easy to make as well!

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Comments: These are simple, cook fast and kids love them. They are higher in fat and sodium, so serve them only occasionally. Sometimes I cut the bacon in half and stretch it to use less of it.

1 pound chicken tenders or boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 slices bacon, reduced sodium is healthier, or find no nitrate bacon
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Preparation: Preheat broiler. Cut Chicken breasts into one inch strips (or you can use chicken tenders, already the right size, but a little more expensive). Season chicken tenders with garlic powder and paprika. Wrap each tender with a piece of bacon (kind of spiral it around the chicken). Sometimes I cut the chicken strips and the bacon in half lengthwise to make smaller strips and more of them if desired. Cover a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. Place chicken strips on the baking sheet, tucking ends of bacon under each piece to hold in place (or you can use a toothpick to secure them but I find it isn’t really necessary). Broil for 5 minutes and turn, broiling again for 5 minutes. Brush each side with BBQ sauce and broil for an additional 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from the broiler and serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 440 calories, 25 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 24 g protein, 29 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 980 mg sodium

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