Spicy BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders and Linky Party Announcement

Are you ready for the Super Bowl?

It’s really not that exciting to me. I’m not a pro ball fan – but the SEC – now that’s a different story. From August until the end of December all of our Saturday plans revolve around game times. I think it might be a rule that all Southerner’s must love college football. This is Saban Nation!

Game day, however, does give me a good excuse to make snacks and appetizers, which is my favorite part of any meal to make (and eat).

I’ll be making these Sunday for our little football party spread. My husband and son will be paying attention to the game and I’ll be paying attention to food.

As usual.

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Spicy BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

3 tbsp ketchup

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp Cajun seasoning

1 tsp sesame oil

1/4 cup Dales Seasoning (you could use soy sauce with a tsp of onion powder as a sub if you don’t have Dale’s in your area)

3 tbsp Buffalo hot sauce

1.5 lbs chicken tenders

1/2 lb bacon

Whisk together the ketchup through hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Brush each chicken tender with the sauce on both sides, then wrap with bacon. I cut my bacon slices in half and they were the perfect size. Brush chicken again; fully coating.

Grill (or put in a 400° oven) until the chicken is done and bacon crispy.

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You can alter the sauce if you wanted to give it more heat by increasing the hot sauce and/or Cajun seasoning.

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I dipped mine in Ranch.

So good.

If you’re looking for more party food ideas, you should check out my Pomegranate Pico, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, and Stuffed Pretzel Bites. Oh, and Pizza Dip. These are the bomb.com.

Now, onto the announcement. Sunny from And Love It Too!  (she’s gluten and dairy free BTW!!) and I have decided to team up again for regular Ingredient Challenge Mondays. This time, the challenges are open to all of our readers!

Here’s how it works:

We will post the Friday before the Challenge and announce the ingredient to use in your recipes. On Monday, the Linky post will be up on both of our blogs and there you can link up your submission and will run for two weeks. Once it closes, Sunny and I will choose our favorite recipe and feature it on our blogs.

Some guidelines:

Link up the exact URL to your post; not your homepage. Also, make sure to link back to us so others can find the fun! We tweet, FB, Pin, Like….you get the picture. We want everyone’s posts shared as much as ours; we support our fellow foodie bloggers!! We also ask that you follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and subscribe to our blogs.

The ingredient for Monday, February 6th is Fennel. Don’t be scared of it; take a look at this and this for inspiration.

Have a great weekend!



  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. drenouch

    Nice looks so yummy I bet you will drool over this when it touches your tongue. I want to try making this at home.

  2. carolinaheartstrings

    Wow would they love this at my house. It looks delicious. Come visit us today. We have a great casserole to share.

  3. Vicky

    You had me at bacon wrapped. How can anything wrapped in bacon be bad. Pinned this! I am a new Twitter follower visiting from Ladybird LN. Vicky from Mess For Less

  4. Jen @ JuanitasCocina.com

    LOVE these! We made a different incarnation and they were a little dry. Trying your method and recipe!

  5. Genet

    You know I love anything with Cajun seasoning … and bacon. And so do the hubby and kids!

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