Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

  • Author: Nancylynn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer | Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders recipe is one of my husband’s new favorite meals!  Made with lean chicken breast tenders, turkey bacon, melted pepper jack cheese, and topped with avocado, it’s a flavor explosion.  Plus the Air Fryer makes it extra crispy!  No Air Fryer?  I included oven directions, too!



1 lb chicken tenderloins

1 package of Applegate turkey bacon or other nitrate free turkey bacon (for keto, use a no sugar pork bacon)

sliced pepper jack, sharp cheddar, or cheese of your choice

1 avocado

olive oil spray

garlic powder

Himalayan salt (optional)


Sprinkle chicken with some garlic powder and salt (if desired, I usually leave it out), then wrap each tenderloin with 1-2 pieces of bacon.  The smaller tenderloins work well with one, but if your tenderloins are bigger, you might need a second one or another half. The bacon should stay wrapped easily, but if you need to, use a toothpick to keep the bacon secure.

Place chicken in your air fryer basket and spray with olive oil spray.  Cook at 370 for ten minutes, then carefully flip and cook at 390 for 8-10 more minutes or until bacon is crisp and chicken is cooked through. Turn off air fryer.

Place a half slice of cheese on top of your bacon wrapped chicken and leave in the air fryer basket (air fryer turned off) until it melts.  

Top with 1-2 T of sliced or diced avocado and enjoy!


To cook in your oven:  preheat oven to 400.  Follow directions to wrap the chicken,  then place on a baking sheet (I line mine with parchment) and bake for 15 minutes and then flip.  Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is crisp.  Add the cheese for the last minute!

21 Day Fix Containers:  2 chicken tenders – 1.5 reds, .75 blue

Weight Watchers FS Points – 5 points for 2 chicken tenders


  • Serving Size: 2 tenderloins

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