Sweet & Mildly Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

This isn’t my recipe. This was a Pinterest recipe that I modified to make low carb, so I just want to say that right off the bat. That said, this. Is. Delicious. Like super crazy, dance in your mouth, smack ya’ mama delicious!

The whole family will go gaga over these chicken tenders. Seriously! If you have taste buds and you aren’t vegan, you’ll love them. Heck, even the vegans would love them, if they weren’t vegans. They’re ever so mildly spicy, mildly sweet and all kinds of amazing. Serve them up with a nice salad or some cauliflower mac & cheese like I did and you’ve got a family friendly meal you won’t have to hear any complaints over.

Oh, and did I mention they are 0 net carbs?!

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. chicken tenderloins (about 8-10 tenderloins)
  • 8-10 slices of bacon, uncooked
  • 1/2 C brown sugar substitute (I used Ideal Brown)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • Pinch of salt
Directions:
 
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with a Silpat, nonstick spray,  or parchment.
2. Season each chicken tenderloin on both sides with salt, garlic powder and chili powder (if you like it very spicy, add more chili powder. If you like it more mild, add less.)
3. Wrap each chicken tenderloin with a slice of bacon.
4. Roll chicken wrapped in bacon in the brown sugar substitute to lightly coat both sides.
5. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until bacon is crisp. If desired, you can turn it over halfway through cooking.
6. Allow to cool and serve promptly. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Nutrition (per Tender): 90 calories, 0 carb, 7 g fat, 7g protein

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Leeann Teagno

Eating healthy, for me, is about more than weight loss like it used to be. It’s about controlling my blood sugar levels and obtaining normal–or relatively normal–hormone levels. I still struggle to lose weight efficiently, but eating a wheat, sugar and gluten free diet helps to control some of the problems I’ve encountered with these health issues of mine.

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