Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Time has flown, and it sort of feels like I completely missed the month of February. There are a lot of big but exciting changes going on around here, so I've been swamped with everything connected to that and haven't done a ton of cooking.

However, a few weeks ago I had a "we have a bunch of stuff that needs to be used up" day, and decided to play a bit with some bacon. 

Everybody loves bacon. Except vegetarians. And maybe even some of them love bacon, too, just secretly.

This looks a lot more complicated than it really is. Start to in the oven was about fifteen minutes total.

Here's how to make it.

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders
  • 6-8 boneless chicken tenders, or 2 boneless breasts cut into tenders
  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
Sprinkle the chili powder into the eggs and beat until mixed. Then dip the chicken tenders into the egg mixture, then the breadcrumbs. Shake off excess and set aside.

Wrap each tender with a slice or two of bacon, overlapping as needed. A lot of my pieces needed two slices of bacon.

Arrange in a foil-lined baking dish and bake on 375 degrees for 40 minutes, or until chicken is completely cooked through.

Serve them up with barbecue sauce or another complementary condiment and some buttery biscuits!

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