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bacon wrapped chicken tenders

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are juicy chicken bites in crunchy bacon with the perfect blend of seasonings and a delicious sauce.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
Servings: 16 chicken tenders
Calories: 164 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken tenders cut in half
  • 12 slices thick-cut bacon cut in half
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder optional


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F.

  2. Mix the rub ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

  4. Roll the bacon tightly around the chicken.

  5. Toss each bacon-wrapped chicken piece in the rub mixture and place it on a cutting board or plate.

  6. Arrange the chicken in one layer in the air fryer basket, not touching each other.

  7. Brush the bbq sauce on top of the chicken.

  8. Increase temperature to 400 degrees F and air fry for 5 minutes.

  9. Flip, brush again with sauce, and air fry for another 5 minutes, or until crisp.

  10. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 262IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.