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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Strips with Orange-Dijon Sauce

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Strips with Orange-Dijon Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Strips with Orange-Dijon Sauce

Jessica Braider
This is a terrific marinade to use for meat or fish. As with most marinades, the flavor intensifies the longer you marinate it, so overnight is ideal.
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Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs boneless,skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce (or use any variety) (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard (use wheat/gluten-free if needed) or use grainy Dijon mustard
  • 8 oz. bacon (pork, turkey, or meatless)


  • Slice the chicken breasts into several lengthwise strips about 1-inch wide, and lay them in a flat dish with sides.
  • In a large measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except the bacon. Pour the marinade over the chicken, flip the chicken a few times to coat it, and marinate it, refrigerated, for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
  • When you are ready to cook, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Reserving the marinade that the chicken was marinating in, lay the chicken strips on a baking sheet.
  • Wrap each chicken strip with a strip of bacon, wrapping it from one end to the other, trying to cover as much of the chicken as possible.
  • Bake the chicken for 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through in the thickest part. While the chicken is cooking, transfer the marinade to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Simmer it for 2 - 3 minutes to kill any bacteria from the raw chicken.
  • Transfer the marinade to a small bowl to use as a sauce for the chicken. Serve it immediately while the bacon is still warm.


Do Ahead or Delegate: Slice the chicken and refrigerate, prepare the marinade, and marinate the chicken in the refrigerator.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add ¼ tsp. black pepper to the marinade.
Tip: If the bacon isn’t crispy after baking the chicken, you can put it all under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to crisp it up, if desired.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 230, Total Fat: 9g, 14%; Saturated Fat: 2g, 10%; Cholesterol: 95mg, 32%; Sodium: 990mg, 41%; Total Carbohydrate: 3g, 1%; Dietary Fiber: 0g, 0%; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 33g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low Carb, Low Fat, Main Dish, Nut-Free, Slow Cooker, Spring, Summer, Winter
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