Where is all my bacon lovers at ??


Wondering how to cook bacon in the oven? We’ve got you covered with what temp to cook bacon at, how long to cook bacon in the oven and an easy cleanup tip!

Bacon is on the very short list of my family’s absolute favorite things. We usually have store-bought, fully-baked bacon in the fridge and that works in a pinch but when we want a special treat I cook bacon in the oven.

Oven cooked bacon fries in its own grease like it would in a frying pan but without the big mess. It is perfectly crispy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

The answer for how to cook bacon in the oven starts with thinking about to the cleanup. Cleaning up bacon grease is the worst part of cooking bacon no matter what method you use. It is dangerously hot right after cooking and gets thick and gloopy once it cools. The bacon grease is smelly and there isn’t any good place to dispose of it.

So, my easy cleanup tip when cooking bacon in the oven is to line the pan with a few sheets of heavy-duty foil! After the cooked bacon has been removed from the pan, allow the bacon grease to cool and solidify. Then remove the grease covered foil from the pan and simply throw it in the garbage.


1.15 lb Package of Tyson chicken tenders usually 8 strips
8 slices of Wright Applewood bacon
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tbsp 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 mixing bowl, whisk maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper together. Add chicken strips and mix until each chicken strip is coated in the mixture.
Wrap bacon slice around each chicken strip and place them in the skillet, loose end down. Sprinkle with a little more salt if you wish.
Seat 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 or in another oven-safe pan.**
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