Air fryer bacon wrapped chicken tenders are like nice little savory gift favors! When it comes to juiciness paired perfectly with the outer crunch of bacon, everyone will love these chicken tenders wrapped nicely in bacon and air fried to perfection!
Pat chicken tenders dry with paper towel and transfer to clean bowl.
Mix seasoning and salt together. Then add it to chicken legs then add chicken seasoning. Mix till seasoning blends in.
Wrap with bacon
Start wrapping the bacon around the chicken tenders with a slight over lap the to secure the bacon.
Transfer bacon wrapped chicken to air fryer basket or rack seam side Cook at 400°F / 200°C for 15 mins or until internal reaches at least 165°F / 74°C and bacon is crisped up to your liking.
Remember to flip chicken half way through cooking time to ensure even cooking.
Enjoy as is or serve with your favorite side dish. See blog post for suggestions.
Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C / Gas Mark 6
Place chicken on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 mins or until cooked through and internal temperature reads 165°F / 74°C. Remember to flip chicken half way through cooking time.
No need to preheat the air fryer, if you do, these are likely to cook faster than stated in the recipe.
Pat chicken dry with paper towel to ensure the oil and seasoning sticks.
No need for oil. The oil from the bacon is enough to coat the chicken tenders while they cook.
I added salt to the seasoning so that the chicken can have enough flavor on its own. Feel free to switch up the seasoning with your favorite chicken seasoning blend.
I usually don’t use toothpicks to secure the bacon for chicken tenders. I just place it seam side down. However feel free to use toothpicks to secure the bacon to the chicken if you find it easier. Just be sure to remove the toothpicks as you’re taking them out of the air fryer.
You can brush with some bbq sauce in the last 1 or 2 mins if cooking to make bbq bacon wrapped chicken tenders.