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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Strips is a finger-licking-good and easy family dinner. Juicy chicken tenders glazed with a combination of maple syrup and Dijon mustard and wrapped in thick applewood bacon.
If you remember, last week I mentioned that I got an incredible opportunity to go visit Tyson Headquarters in Arkansas. I was so touched that Tyson invited me into their home to meet the great people that work there and learn about their company. I gotta say, it was pretty cool to be a blogger VIP, made me feel very special.
To be honest, it wasn’t what I was expecting at all. When I think of company headquarters, makes me think of a business building, cubicles, offices, grey walls, stuff like that. Tyson was nothing like that. It was very warm and has a family-like feeling. I even remember commenting on the fact that they are like one big family there and they pride themselves of that. They have a Tyson history museum right in the main lobby, where everyone can see the progress through the years, from the very first chicken truck and egg incubator to the present time.
I also loved the art collection in the halls. It was completely unexpected to see the art from local and world famous artists in the halls. It was like walking in an art museum.
Mostly, I was happy to see the care that goes into the product development and product testing in this company. It’s something that everyone would hope any food company would do but seemed unexpected anyway. They put in months of planning and development into each new product and constant testing of the new and existing products. We learned how they make constant improvement to the products and always open to the customer’s opinions and suggestions. We got to be part of this testing as well and it was too much fun. We tasted so many new products and even those that are not on a market yet. My favorite turned out to be Chicken Spinach & Feta Toastini. Love that stuff!
As part of our VIP treatment, we got an opportunity to attend the SoFabCon conference. It was great to meet other bloggers I’ve talked to for years in person as well as people I had a privilege to work with at Collective Bias. I’m still processing all the information I learned, it was quite overwhelming, but it was a great conference.
If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you probably saw all the fun I had at the conference and with my chicken. Oh…the chicken, gotta tell you about the chicken!
We got a fun Tyson stuffed chicken mascot and took it some fun pictures with is. Kind of like “where did my chicken go?” Fun!
Oh, sorry, I just keep blabbering on and you are here for that juicy chicken recipe, right? This chicken meal idea is amazing you you will definitely be licking your fingers and your plates after it. It’s made with juicy chicken strips and wrapped in bacon. For an additional flavor pop, I glazed that chicken with maple syrup/Dijon mustard mixture. Wow!
I know that I can always find Tyson fresh chicken at my WalMart but I am so happy that they started carrying Wright bacon! It’s definitely the best bacon I’ve every tried…swoon!
- Package of Tyson chicken strips (about 8 strips)
- 8 slices of Wright Applewood bacon
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- Fresh cracked pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- Preheat a seasoned iron cast skillet on stove top, over medium heat, and rub a little more oil over it.
- In a small bowl, whisk maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper together. Glaze each chicken strip in some syrup mixture. Wrap bacon slice around each chicken strip and place the in the skillet, loose end down. Sprinkle with a little more salt in you wish.
- Saute chicken strips for a few minutes of each side, until it starts to golden and transfer the skillet into the oven.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, until bacon is nicely golden brown.
- *Don't have a cast iron skillet? Don't worry, this dish can be made on stove-top!*
Make sure to check out the recipes for the other two Tyson blogger VIPs!
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