Rating: 3.59 stars
412 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 138
  • 3 star values: 106
  • 2 star values: 49
  • 1 star values: 21

The kids' menu staple gets an indulgent update, proving once again that bacon makes everything better.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place a sage leaf on each chicken tender, then wrap each with a bacon slice. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add tenders, sage side down, and cook until fat is rendered and bacon is browned, about 6 minutes. Flip and cook until tenders are cooked through, 6 minutes. With tongs, transfer to a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet to drain.

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Reviews (20)

412 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 138
  • 3 star values: 106
  • 2 star values: 49
  • 1 star values: 21
Rating: Unrated
04/28/2017
I've made this with Cajun seasoning on the chicken, then wrapped with bacon. I made it today but cut a slit in each chicken tender and inserted sautéed almonds, then wrapped with bacon and brushed on some Italian dressing. Cooked the tenders in a cast iron skillet and served over rice with the rest of my sautéed almonds as a garnish.
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2014
I made this herb-less because of kids. They loved it. I thought it was alright, but prefer my bacon wrapped around scallops. The only problem is the chicken cooks faster than the bacon. Be sure to use thin bacon.
Rating: Unrated
10/08/2013
Cut 1lb of boneless, skinless chicken breast against the grain and into 10 equal strips. Use 4 sage leaves and 4 rosemary sprigs (about the same size as the sage leaves), wrap bacon (use toothpicks to hold in place) around 4 strips with sage, 4 with rosemary, and I did 2 with no herbs. For crispy bacon, it is CRITICAL to have a pan preheated on med-high! Use a 50/50 mixture of olive oil and butter, fry 8-10+ minutes, turn as bacon browns. Perfect recipe, the 9yr-old ate the 2 strips w/o herbs :)
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Rating: Unrated
06/18/2013
I made this and served it to the boyfriend for dinner. Needless to say there was nothing leftover for lunch. I used boneless, skinless chicken tenders and turkey bacon. The boyfriend had a great idea for next time - instead of sage...green chile!
Rating: Unrated
07/14/2012
I made these this week and I did not use the sage leaves; I used a little ground sage instead and the kids LOVED THEM! They are getting bored with the standard meals and I thought it was time to shake some things up! This is a KEEPER! Browsing your recipes and i just subscribed to this Everyday Food and I have Whole Living Subscription as well! Thank You... :)
Rating: Unrated
07/02/2012
This is almost a staple in our house. But after we wrap the breast tenderloins and securing the bacon with toothpicks, we marinate in a mixture of zesty italian dressing and a dash of worshteshire sauce. Before you take the chicken up from the skillet you can hold the side down for a few seconds to crisp the bacon. Delicioso!!!
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Rating: Unrated
06/20/2012
Sarah, love your new videos, they are great for college students who are apprehensive about cooking alone without mom in the kitchen to help. There will be some much healthier college students this year.
Rating: Unrated
06/18/2012
I used Bar S bacon. I seasoned the chicken with cracked pepper and sea salt. I used a capful of smart balance oil. I flipped the chicken over every 5-7 minutes for bacon readiness. End result was AMAZING, though my chicken may have been a bit over cooked. Still amazing.
Rating: Unrated
06/18/2012
I used Bar S bacon. I seasoned the chicken with cracked pepper and sea salt. I used a capful of smart balance oil. I flipped the chicken over every 5-7 minutes for bacon readiness. End result was AMAZING, though my chicken may have been a bit over cooked. Still amazing.
Rating: Unrated
06/18/2012
I cut my chicken into tenders, seasoned with cracked pepper and sea salt.. and wrapped them with bacon. I put a capful of smart ball. oil. Let it heat up, then placed my bacon covered chicken in the pan. Left it in there with the top on for 7-8 minutes, filpped the pieces over for another 5 minutes (and repeated this for bacon cookedness). I wanted to make sure the bacon was cooked, so that's what I looked for. My chicken may have been slightly overcooked, but who cares. End result was AMAZING!!
Rating: Unrated
06/18/2012
In order to get the bacon crispy, make sure your slices are really thin. If you use thick slices, it will take a lot longer to cook and it won't get very crispy. You can tell by the picture that the bacon they use to cook with is very thin. Also, cooking with a cast iron skillet will also help the bacon crisp while cooking.
Rating: Unrated
06/12/2012
Unwrap bacon from chicken, discard chicken, eat bacon. Is there a way to bake or roast the chicken to get the bacon crispy? This seems like a common problem with bacon-wrapped stuff -- good in theory but reality is more rubbery.
Rating: Unrated
06/07/2012
Bacon is not cooked on the sides. Yuck!
Rating: Unrated
06/06/2012
I made this for my husband and it was too salty with the bacon and I couldn't get the bacon crisp. We don't usually like salty dishes. I will add a variable to this dish in the future with cooking the bacon into small crispy bits and after cooking the chicken tenders, add the bacon on top with a spicy mustard sauce drizzled on top.
Rating: Unrated
06/03/2012
i forgot to say put chilli powder and all that on the chicken before putting the bacon
Rating: Unrated
06/03/2012
To make this ever BETTER put chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper (the amount you like) then put the bacon around the chicken then roll that in brown sugar. it will be sweet and spicy chcken tenders. it is so good
Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2012
Not what I expected. The bacon isn't crisp all around and it just seemed to be missing something.
Rating: Unrated
03/01/2012
Fantastic! Now my little boy loves sage, too, thanks to this awesome recipe. Another cool thing about this dish is that you don't need to use toothpicks or anything to keep the bacon on. It just stays on there. It takes a little bit longer than 10 minutes too cook, so leave yourself some wiggle room to get the bacon fully cooked. Actually, you can make this with 1/2 a slice of bacon per chicken tender, and it will be just as delicious. Just gently stretch the bacon while wrapping it.
Rating: Unrated
11/18/2011
Made this for my family and they LOVED it! Served it with a brush of a cayenne BBQ sauce I made and it gave it a nice kick!
Rating: Unrated
09/12/2011
This a great and fast cook for single meals. I made it with smoked bacon and a side of honey mustard. Thank you Martha and Everyday Food!