Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Thighs are absolutely delicious. You have to try making them. You will not regret it. Especially if you love bacon, chicken and garlic as much as we do! These chicken thighs are so tender and always disappear so fast! No one that I have ever served them to can resist them!
I find the preparation time to be minimal and after you wrap one chicken thigh, the rest are easy. Really! I always start to wrap at the long end and across the widest part of the chicken thigh. Then, underneath the chicken thigh, I switch directions with the bacon strip and continue to wrap across the narrow side. The idea is to cover the entire chicken thigh with bacon and tuck the bacon ends underneath each thigh so every bite is perfection!
Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Thighs
- 6 chicken thighs,boneless, skinless
- 12 slices bacon, 2 per thigh
- 3 - 6 tblsp butter, softened
- 1-2 tsp garlic, minced
- sprinkles salt
- sprinkles pepper
- cooking spray
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil and a rack coated in cooking spray. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the butter and minced garlic until well blended. I frequently purchase sticks of garlic butter so I can skip this step. Set aside.
On your work surface, place the chicken, garlic butter, bacon, salt and pepper. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each thigh. Divide the garlic butter evenly on top of each thigh. Ken likes to use 1/2 tablespoon of garlic butter per thigh, I like to use 1 tablespoon per thigh. Wrap each thigh tightly with bacon. Make sure each slice is touching and the next slice starts where the last one ended.
On your work surface, place the chicken, garlic butter, bacon, salt and pepper. Open each thigh and place between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using a mallet pound each thigh until flat. Spread your garlic butter all over the one side of the chicken thigh. Ken likes to use 1/2 tablespoon of garlic butter per thigh, I like to use 1 tablespoon per thigh. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of each thigh. Roll the chicken thigh up as tightly as possible. Wrap each chicken thigh tightly with bacon. Make sure each slice is touching and the next slice starts where the last one ended.
Place each chicken thigh on your prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-55 minutes or until bacon is cooked to your liking. Feel free to broil chicken thighs for a few minutes, if desired, this will darken or crisp up the bacon on top even more if you prefer. Enjoy! These thighs are fantastic!