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Mar 06

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

These 5-ingredient Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are so simple, but full of flavor! I love easy recipes that the whole family can be excited about and these tenders are sure to please kids and adults alike. Sweet, spicy and smoky with brown sugar, chili powder, barbecue sauce and bacon, these tenders have all the flavors you crave. I didn’t list a serving size for these, instead just listing the nutrition info and points per tender, so you can select the right number for you. You can also easily double this recipe to make more if needed. Each tender is just 106 calories or 1 WW Points, so feel free to indulge! To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

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Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
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Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

These 5-ingredient Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are so simple, but full of flavor!


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 8 individual (2 oz each) tenders
  • 8 slices center cut bacon
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce, I use Stubbs Original, try to find one low in carbs/sugar
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a cooking rack.
  • Wrap each chicken tender in a piece of bacon. Use a pastry brush to brush all sides of each wrapped tender with barbecue sauce and place them on the rack on the baking sheet.
  • Combine the brown sugar and chili powder in a small dish and stir until mixed. Sprinkle this mixture over the chicken tenders. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  • Turn on your broiler (make sure your oven rack is in the appropriate position, in my oven this is toward the top) and return the tenders to the oven. Broil for about 2 minutes until the bacon is crisp.


To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
WW Points per tender: 1 (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per tender:
106 calories, 4 g carbs, 4 g sugars, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 15 g protein, 0 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 tender) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 2 SmartPoints/ Blue: 1 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
3 per tender (P+ calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)
Adapted from Plain Chicken

62 comments on “Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders”

  1. Hi Emily, what kind of bacon did you use? I find that bacon is 3 sp per slice. Thanks so much. The recipe looks amazing!!

  2. These look SO YUMMY!! Cannot wait to try them–thanks for always coming up with new & exciting ideas, Emily!! <3

  3. OMG! I fixed these for dinner tonight and theybare beyond delish!!!!

  4. Do you think these would freeze okay after being cooked?

  5. Made these last night–they delicious as well as easy to make. We used Stubbs Original because it was the lowest sugar BBQ sauce we could find. The bacon didn’t crisp up quite enough, although we baked and broiled it for the right amount of time. Emily, do you think it would hurt if we baked the tenders, then before putting on the topping, broiled one side for 2 minutes, flipped the tenders, added the topping and then broiled the other side for 2 minutes? Trying to think of ways to make the bacon crisp up a little more (I have this “fat” thing where it has to be fully cooked or I just can’t keep it in my mouth! ) Thanks!!!

  6. These were incredible! Thank you for such a great recipe.

  7. I am making this tonight, but the broiler on my oven is broken. Do you have any suggestions for alternative ways to do the last step?

    • I never comment on things (I know, I’m HORRIBLE) however, I made these for dinner tonight and they were absolutely AMAZING!

  8. Made these for dinner last night and they were so delicious! Served them with green beans and unsweetened apple sauce for a low point dinner.

  9. These were so amazing and made me feel like I know what I’m doing in the kitchen! Which I don’t.

  10. I used pre-cooked bacon which was thin and very flexible. It turned out perfect. I did turn them half-way through the broil step….Started with the UNDERSIDE and then finished with the top. End result was delicious!

  11. These are amazing!! My whole family loves them!!

  12. I input this into the recipe builder and it comes up as 2 Freestyle points each. Could you please verify?

    • My calculations are correct with the ingredients and brands I listed! Make sure you’re using center cut bacon.

  13. Thanks for sharing will making this one next week with some baked beans and corn.

  14. These were absolutely YUMMY. My picky husband loved them as well. Paired with a salad, I was full with just 2 pieces. Will definitely make again and have shared with others. Doesn’t feel like I’m on a diet at all. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  15. Has anyone tried this in the airfryer

  16. Great this article is very helpful. Thank you for the valuable information.

  17. Has anyone tried these on the grill? Planning out a BBQ for tonight and i am thinking of including these.

  18. wow this is very healthy dish i will try at home i love BBQ

  19. I have been making something like this for years. I use a “Yakitori” teriyaki glaze. I have found that to get the bacon nice and crisp I cook each tender in skillet on both sides for a few minutes, than I glaze them and pop in oven for about 20 minutes. The bacon becomes much crisper and there is no need for broiler. I have never tried this with BBQ sauce but I am going to try it, sound yummy!

  20. Made these for dinner tonight, so good, thank you… 🙂

  21. Wow really interesting article, may later be able to share other helpful information are more interesting. Thank you!

  22. Can u use chicken tenders instead of breasts?

  23. Hi Emily, I’ve discovered your website a few weeks ago and absolutely love your recipes. In fact, I’ve made a few so far and they were delicious. My husband who is not on WW loves them as well.

    For this recipe when I put it on my Recipe Builder (WW) its shows 3 points per tender. I’m not sure how you got to 1 pt.

    • Hi Lynne, I’m so glad you and your husband are loving the recipes! Here’s the breakdown in the WW recipe builder with the ingredients and brands I used:

      1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (0 SP)
      8 slices Wegmans Center Cut Bacon (5 SP)
      4 tablespoons Stubbs Original Barbecue Sauce (2 SP)
      4 teaspoons brown sugar (3 SP)
      1 teaspoon chili powder (0)

      Divided into 8 pieces it is 1 SP each! As always, using different brands and ingredients can affect the point values and nutrition information, but I hope that helps!

    • Hi Lynne – I got the same thing as you when entering the calories and other nutritional info provided above. 3FSP. 

    • Jaime, you cannot use the nutrition info to calculate a recipe, it does not account for the zero point ingredients. You have to use the recipe builder on the WW website, as I outlined above.

  24. My husband is a picky eater and he absolutely LOVED this recipe!! It will definitely be made many more times!!!

  25. Ymmy. you make a perfect recipie for us. I will try this at homw=e in my week days.

  26. YUMMO..My husband does not like chicken, but I made these and he loved it, even took leftovers for lunch.. This was the best chicken I’ve ever made. Thanks Emily.

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  29. I have made these twice now! Thank you for sharing these WW recipes with us Emily! The second time I made them I put the brown sugar and chilli powder right in the BBQ sauce and it was just as good! I also learned to broil one side then flip them with tongs and broil the other side and they turned out nice and crispy!

  30. It is wonderful to be here with everyone, I have a lot of knowledge from what you share, to say thank you, the information and knowledge here helps me a lot

  31. These were CRAZY good. My family ate every last one, even my picky eater. Because I have three teenagers, I did make them a bit bigger in size. I used two pounds of chicken and cut them into 12 pieces as that is how much bacon I had. I paired them with your corn fritters (also excellent – despite canned corn…#usewhatyougot these days) and some homemade applesauce. I’m sure this will be on the rotation now!!

  32. Made this tonight for my husband, young adult son and myself. We all LOVED it. Because I only had chunks of chicken breast, I had to do it a bit differently. I made the bacon separately. Then mixed the raw chicken into the sauce and cooked the chicken. I served it over egg noodles and crumbled the bacon over it all. We ate it all. It will definitely go into regular rotation.

  33. Hi Emily,
    Have you ever tried doing these on the grill? Seems like they would be perfect for it! 

  34. Holy yum, Batman! I made these for dinner tonight with your buffalo cauliflower wings. Perfect plate!! I used tenders and cooked them in the air fryer (since the cauliflower was in the oven) at 350-degrees for 20-minutes. They were just a tiny bit dry, so next time, I’d probably do them at 350-degrees for 15 minutes. 

  35. Magnifique site Web. Beaucoup d’informations utiles ici. Je l’envoie à quelques copains et partage également de délicieux. Et certainement, merci de votre sueur!3 stars

  36. I found your site about a year ago, and this is one of our favorites. We always cook extra. I will eat one straight out of the refrigerator for lunch the next day.5 stars

  37. Thank you. I loved these.  How creative and delish! I’ll make these and continue to share this recipe with friends and family!  

  38. I made these for dinner tonight and they were so yummy! The whole family loved them. I followed the recipe exactly, just needed to broil a minute or two longer in my oven. Will be part of our regular rotation now. Thanks for the delicious recipe, Emily!

  39. Can I use cooked bacon on this recipe?

  40. excellent! i followed this recipe and successed5 stars

  41. Just wanted to tell you that this is an all time favorite recipe! My oven door isn’t working properly so I’m gong to try making them in the air fryer because I’m craving them! Thanks for all the yummy ideas, Emily!

  42. One of my favorite recipes!! I could eat this everyday. Tastes amazing, so easy, only 5 ingredients, low points. I love sweet baby rays bbq sauce and they have options now with no sugar added. Only 1 point for 4 tablespoons. (I had extra chicken tenderloins so I used 6 tbs and still only 1 point!) I used some bolthouse ranch as dipping sauce and omg Winner winner chicken dinner!! Can’t recommend this recipe enough!! 5 stars

  43. super , i used your recipe

  44. wow, very testy …

  45. wow , very nice dish

  46. Thank you for the heads up! I’ll make sure to sign in with my Google Account to have the ability to manage my comments in the future. It’s important to have control over what we share online.

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