Barbeque and Bacon Chicken Tenders

This is a super easy dinner to make when time is not on your side. You can really change it up in so many ways, and if you have hungry growing boys this will be a BIG hit!


1 tablespoon of sweet or hot paprika, your choice

1 tablespoon cummin

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or try Fresh grated ginger for an Asian flare

1 pound Chicken tenders, about 8-12 pieces

bacon, uncooked 8-12 pieces, you can really have fun with bacon these days there are so many varities and flavors you can use to up the flavor boost.

1 cup of your favorite barbeques sauce, again you can change this up and have fun trying different sauces.


  • Preheat broiler
  • in a plastic ziplock bag, combine the paprika, cummin, and garlic powder
  • add in the chicken tenders and shake to coat each piece
  • remove each chicken tender from the bag, wrap a piece of bacon around it and secure if needed with a toothpick
  • place each wrapped chicken tender onto a cookie sheet
  • place the cookie sheet under the broiler for 3-4 minutes then flip each tender over and cook another 3-4 minutes
  • using a silicone pastry brush, brush each chicken tender with barbeque sauce cook anothe 2 minutes, flip and baste the other side and cook another 2 minutes
  • contiue to cook and baste until chicken is cooked through
  • serve with more sauce, some brown rice, and a steamed vegetable and dinner is served!


Michelle Day

Michelle Day has been cooking and baking since she was old enough to hold a whisk. Michelle is an expert cook and her passion for cooking and entertaining has never wavered. At the age of 10 Michelle’s Family started a bakery in Simsbury CT, where Michelle got her first taste of running a food service business. In 1994 Michelle moved to New York City, where, she found her true passion in baking. In 2001 she started “The Catering Divas” Catering business. Serving the Upper East Side, she catered numerous small dinner and cocktail parties. Her passion and attention to detail won her the attention of some of New York’s Elite. Back at home in Connecticut, Michelle is a well known culinary instructor and her cake decorating skills jump-started a side business — Devine Cake Designs — where clients clamor for her inspired and beautifully artistic designs. After 15 years in the culinary industry, Michelle’s love of cooking, baking and children, has lead to her to her newest career, offering personalized family cooking classes and creating a TV show, digital broadcasts and Cook Books like no other. Kids and a Cook is all about healthy, fun, and easy meals for kids and their families. Michelle credits her parents with her success and her love of food, helping to create so many memories being in the kitchen with them as a child. Her goal is to have a show to help viewers create the same memories with their families. A show for the kids, and by the kids, with the “cook” there as guidance. Michelle’s featured co-host is an energetic, precocious 9-year-old named Elisabeth. Although a finicky eater, Elisabeth still loves to cook in the kitchen and learn about ingredients and how to mix them to make tasty dishes. Come join us — as you and Elisabeth learn easy recipes and explore culinary adventures. Michelle Day is available for lectures and cooking demonstrations. Please contact us through this website.