Hunk of Meat Monday: Honey Mustard Bacon Wrapped Chicken

How do you get your kids to eat chicken tenders that are not deep fried? Wrap them in bacon and drench them in honey mustard seemed to work at my house.

Honey Mustard Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
I made a fairly simple honey mustard sauces that is also a great marinade. A few simple ingredients including honey, mustard, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.

Honey Mustards Ingredients
Now, I am not a precisely measure. I just taste as I mix. So, while I thought I had the right conction of ingredients, I was off a bit. I added a splash of red wine vinegar, salt and ground pepper.

Honey Mustard Marinade
Take half of the marinade and drench the chicken tender and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Chicken marinading in honey mustard
Then start wrapping your chicken tenders in bacon. Place the bacon wrapped chicken on a jelly roll pan or another pan with sides.

Bacon wrapped chicken tenders
Then brush the chicken with some of the remaining honey mustard marinade. Then crack some pepper over top of the chicken.

Peppered honey Mustard Bacon Chicken
Bake the chicken on 375 for 10-12 minutes and pull out of the oven.

Half baked bacon wrapped chicken
Flip each piece of chicken over. Brush the chicken with the marinade again.

Honey Mustard Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
Bake the chicken for another 10-12 minutes till bacon is brown and crisp.

Honey Mustard Baked Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders
And just try to pry this out of the hands of young children!

Honey Mustard Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
And make sure you get the thinly sliced bacon so it is extra crisp!

Honey Mustard Bacon Chicken Tenders

A baked honey mustard chicken wrapped in bacon that fits perfectly into little hands.
  • 1 pound of chicken tenders
  • 1 pound of bacon
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tsp spicy mustard powder or ¼ cup prepared mustard
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper
  1. Whisk together the honey, mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and rice wine vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Marinade the chicken tenders in half of the honey mustard for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and wrap each piece with bacon. Place on a jelly roll sheet. Brush with the honey mustard marinade, crack pepper over each piece and bake for 10-12 minutes on 375.
  4. After 10-12 minutes, flip each chicken over and brush again with the honey mustard. Bake another 10-12 minutes, until bacon is brown and crisp.

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