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Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Bacon Wrapped Chicken – Generously-flavored boneless and skinless chicken thighs wrapped around with bacon and baked to perfection. A perfect quick and easy chicken dinner that doubles up as an appetizer, too.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, chicken recipes, easy recipes, quick and easy, quick snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 470kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • 5 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (homemade here)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white or black pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4- ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Line a baking pan with parchment or foil paper; Set aside.
  • If chicken thighs are too large you may cut in half or threes, if making party appetizer. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl mix together; Italian seasoning , paprika , white pepper, garlic , onion powder, cayenne pepper and oil.
  • Marinate the chicken with spice mix. Take about 1-2 slices of bacon and wrap it around the middle of each chicken piece tuck the ends underneath or use a toothpick. Lay the wrapped chicken on prepared baking sheet with the bacon seam-side down. Repeat with all the chicken thighs.
  • Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 30-35 minutes, or when chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Serve as appetizers or pairs so well with salad and dressing.

Notes

  1. For extra crispy bacon, you can broil it for an additional 1-2 minutes. Rotate the chicken to get a good even crust.
  2. Use the same size of chicken cut for even cooking. And make sure to use those thin slices kind of bacon.
  3. You may use chicken breast instead of chicken thighs, but I prefer the latter as it is juicier.
  4. For easier preparation, simply secure the bacon-wrapped chicken with wooden picks.
  5. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 478mg | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.9mg