Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

One of the guys over on the Big Green Egg Forum mentioned bacon wrapped chicken thighs yesterday, so I decided to give it a try.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

I stuffed them with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

First, you’ll want to wash & dry the boneless, skinless chicken thighs and remove any excess fat.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

I really, really, really hate touching raw chicken.

Lay them with the inside up like this.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Crumble goat cheese on all of the thighs:

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Add rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes:

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

And then top with a basil leaf.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Roll up the chicken thighs and secure with skewers, toothpicks, or cooking string.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

If you’re grilling these you’ll want to soak the wooden skewers/toothpicks in water prior to cooking to keep them from burning.

I seasoned the stuffed thighs with Krazy Jane on one side and Tony’s Creole seasoning on the other.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Salt & pepper will work too, just use whatever you have on-hand.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Wrap bacon around the chicken making sure to cover the openings so the stuffing doesn’t sneak out.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

You could also wrap them in bacon before securing with toothpicks if that’s easier.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

I set up my Big Green Egg with a raised grid:

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

That just means I increased the amount of space between the fire and chicken.

I cooked them for about 45 minutes at 350F.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Turning often.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

You could also bake them in a 350F oven for 45 minutes.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Look at these!

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

They were the perfect combination of smokey, salty, and sweet.

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Bacon wrapped stuffed chicken thighs are super easy and the stuffing options are endless.

Give it a try!

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