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Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Thighs
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Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Thighs

My Easy Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Thighs recipe is addictive, in bites, strips or stuffed chicken thighs on your grill, air fryer or oven.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, bacon wrapped, chicken, chicken thighs, galic

Equipment

  • rimmed baking sheet
  • rack

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs,boneless, skinless
  • 12 slices bacon, 2 per thigh
  • 3 - 6 tblsp butter, softened
  • 1-2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • sprinkles salt
  • sprinkles pepper
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • 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. 

Option 1

  • 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 ½ 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. 

Option 2

  • 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 ½ 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. 

Baking

  • Place each chicken thigh on your prepared baking sheet with a rack 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!

Air Fryer

  • Set temperature to 340 degrees and your timer for 30 minutes, flip and set timer for another 10 minutes. Up to 10 more minutes if your chicken thighs are on the bigger side.

Notes

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