Hawaiian Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders


A soy, ginger, and pinepple marinade and dipping sauce takes these bacon-wrapped chicken tenders on a trip to the tropical islands.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Marinate Time:
24 hrs
Total Time:
24 hrs 37 mins


  • 1 8 ounce can pineapple chunks in juice, drained, reserving liquid

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoon ketchup

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon sriracha

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 2 pounds), sliced lengthwise into 4 strips each

  • 16 slices bacon

  • ¼ cup reduced sodium teriyaki sauce

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • Hot cooked long grain white or brown rice (optional)

  • Chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the pineapple juice (about 1/2 cup), soy sauce, 3 tablespoons ketchup, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, sriracha, 1 tablespoon ginger, and 4 cloves garlic. Transfer pineapple mixture to a gallon-size resealable plastic bag set in a large bowl. Add chicken; seal bag and gently toss to a coat. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

  2. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Wrap each chicken strip with a slice of bacon and thread onto a skewer.

  3. Coat a large grill pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, in batches, in the skillet for 12 minutes or until chicken is done (165°F), turning occasionally.

  4. Meanwhile, in a food processor combine pineapple chunks, teriyaki sauce, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon grated ginger. Cover and process until smooth.

  5. Serve chicken with pineapple sauce and rice, if desired. Garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

529 Calories
17g Fat
26g Carbs
63g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 529
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 1471mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 63g
Vitamin C 9.3mg 47%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 1075mg 23%
Folate, total 23.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 2.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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