Who doesn’t love fried cheese sticks? How about a fried chicken cheese stick? Let’s take that to another level and bacon wrap that fried cheese stick. Yes, you heard me. This is actually one of my favorites. It’s really simple to make and is one of the best tasting. The most important thing to remember on this recipe is to freeze your cheese sticks. If you don’t, by the time your chicken is cooked, your cheese will all ooze out. We keep them stored in the freezer all of the time so there’s no doubt they are plenty frozen.
1 pack chicken tenders (about 10 tenders)
1 pack of cheese sticks (your choice, however we use Frigo mozzarella sticks)
10 slices of bacon
Seasonings of choice
Season your chicken generously. Remove your cheese sticks from the freezer (keep them in there until the last minute). Lay the cheese stick on the chicken and wrap tightly around the chicken and the cheese stick. Place into pre-heated air fryer and air fry for 12-14 minutes, flipping at the halfway point. My suggestion is on the 1st 7 minutes, face the cheese stick down. That way, on the second half of the cook, it doesn’t ooze out too much. After your chicken is cooked and the bacon has the crisp you want, place on a wire rack and allow the bacon to crisp up. Pair with your favorite dippin’ sauce and healthy vegetable and enjoy!
1 tender: 214 calories; 1 net carb; 12 g fat; 24 g protein