The whole family will LOVE these Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs! Perfectly seasoned, tender & juicy chicken pairs perfectly with crispy bacon!
Did you only click this recipe because it said “bacon wrapped” in the title?
Honestly, I don’t blame you one bit. Wrapping something with bacon is the meat equivalent of butter.
It just makes EVERYTHING BETTER.
I mean, case in point: bacon wrapped sweet and sticky stuffed chicken breast and bacon wrapped pineapple bites.
and this oven baked bacon wrapped chicken is no different.
Especially with its herby coating jamming along with crispy, salty bacon? UGH SO GOOD.
Why you will LOVE this recipe
You know what I’m a huge fan of? A good chicken recipe– not a bland, boring, flavorless chicken recipe but something with a bit of fun and flair to please my tastebuds! I’m talking everything bagel chicken, pistachio crusted chicken with coriander sauce, and THIS bacon wrapped chicken thighs recipe I have for you today! You heard right, there’s bacon, and we all know that bacon makes everything better. The chicken is juicy and moist as can be, seasoned to perfection, and wrapped in crispy salty bacon to top it all off. It also pairs really well with all kinds of side dishes and is super simple to throw together! It’s a great last minute dinner idea that won’t taste boring or bland!
This simple baked bacon wrapped chicken is going to be a game changer in your household because it tastes GREAT but doesn’t take a lot of time of effort to put together for your family. The combination of spices and salty bacon wrapped in tender chicken is simply delish! Here’s what you’ll need to pull together to make it a reality:
- Poultry Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Boneless skinless chicken thighs
- Olive Oil
How to make Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs
Fire up your oven and allow it to preheat. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients up to the chicken. Sprinkle it over both sides of the chicken thighs.
Wrap a slice of bacon around each chicken thigh, securing with a toothpick if needed.
In a large pan over high heat, add the oil and allow it to heat up. Add in the chicken thighs and cook until golden brown. Flip and repeat on the other side.
Place the chicken in a baking dish and pop it in the oven until the chicken is done.
Once the chicken is fully cooked, place it directly under the broiler and broil for a minute or two, or until the bacon is nice and crisp!
Serve up your chicken thighs bacon and DEVOUR!
How long to bake Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs in the oven
This delicious recipe comes together in just over half an hour! Once you’ve fried up the outsides of your chicken thighs in the pan, transfer them to an oven safe dish and pop them in the preheated oven. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the chicken’s internal temperature reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
I’m one to play around with recipes to switch things up and keep flavors and textures fun and interesting! For this recipe, you can swap out chicken thighs for breasts if you want- just know that it will be less juicy. As for the spices, you can play around as much as you want! Add a bit of paprika along with the garlic and onion powders or, for a bit of heat, sprinkle on some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes!
If you’re looking to make this bacon wrapped chicken recipe a full meal, there are SO many tasty sides here on the blog that would compliment the flavors really well! Check out how to cook cauliflower rice for tips on making a low carb pot of rice or whip up some air fryer roasted potatoes. As for veggies, I recommend asparagus stir fry or sauteed broccolini to finish things off!
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- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients up to the chicken. Sprinkle it all over both sides of the chicken
- Wrap one slice of bacon around each thigh. You can secure with a toothpick if easier.
- Heat the oil in a large pan on high heat. Place the thighs in and cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Flip and repeat. If your pan is small you might have to do this in two batches, you don't want to crowd the chicken.
- Once browned, place the chicken in a baking dish and bake until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees F, about 20-25 minutes.
- Once cooked, turn your oven to high broil and adjust the oven rack to the top tier. Cook the chicken another minute or two until the bacon is crispy.
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