Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders (Low Carb & Gluten Free)

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Appearently my little sister thinks that my last few posts have been boring. I guess I see what she means. I have to say, I think I would have agreed with her when I was her age. I remember looking through my mom’s enormous cookbook collection just to look at all the “fun pictures”. I would page through all of the pictures and if they weren’t bright and colorful or covered in sprinkles my mind didn’t seem to register them. I think it is that way with most kids. This recipe may not fit her criteria for un-boring, but I’ve promised her to make something that she deems more fun soon, so it’s all good.

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Well, today I am posting a recipe with bacon. It may not catch the eye of a 5-year-old, but I don’t think that there is a guy out there who doesn’t turn his head at the sight of bacon. It’s right up there between pretty girls and nice cars. I practically had to fend off Chase, my teenage brother, when he saw these. Then I really felt guilty when telling him that they were specifically made low-carb for our dad and that he really couldn’t have one. Oh, the devastated look on his face!

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Don’t get me wrong, these are fine for serving to anyone(girls like bacon too). It’s just that I had only made a few and there are way fewer low-carb options for my dad to eat while he is low-carbing than for Chase, who is not low-carbing. Next time, I will be sure to make enough for everyone. Did you hear that Chase? There will be more bacon soon.

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 These are really good, low-carb and gluten-free or not. Try them in your favorite dipping sauce with a side of cooked veggies and your all set. You don’t have to be on a diet or have a gluten allergy to eat them and love them, I promise!

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Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders (Low Carb & Gluten Free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 10 tenders

Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders (Low Carb & Gluten Free)


  • 10 slices uncooked bacon
  • 1 lbs. chicken tenders (about 10 chicken tenders)
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teapoon garlic powder


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 C). Line a baking sheet or large pan with foil and fold edges up to prevent juices from leaking off.
  2. Beat eggs with oil in medium mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and parmesan.
  3. Dip each piece of chicken into batter to coat and place on foil lined pan.
  4. Wrap one piece of bacon around each piece of chicken and place back on pan with ends of bacon underneath.
  5. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until chicken is done [if you are not sure, you can check the chicken with a thermometer until it reads 165 F (75 C)].
  6. Turn on broil and cook for 3-5 minutes until bacon crisps up.

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