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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

Bacon wrapped chicken thighs is a flavorful main course you can make in only 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, chicken, chicken thighs
Servings: 4
Calories: 463kcal
Author: Tonje



  • Start by preheating your oven to 400 °F / 200 °C. At the same time, prepare your cast iron skillet or other skillet.
  • Season the chicken thighs all over with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Fold the chicken thighs up, and wrap them in bacon slices. Stretch the bacon to make a really tight wrap. I use two bacon slices per chicken thigh, but this can vary depending on how long the bacon is or how big the chicken thighs are.
  • Heat up some oil, or melt some butter, in your skillet on medium to high heat. Add the bacon wrapped chicken thighs, but make sure to leave some space between each piece. Leave them to sear for a few minutes until the bacon is golden, then flip and repeat on the other side.
  • Next, transfer the chicken to your oven to allow them to cook through. If you’re using a cast iron skillet, you can place this directly in the oven. If not, you should move the chicken pieces to a baking dish, and place this in the oven.
  • Bake the chicken for about 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 °F / 74 °C. I like to use a meat thermometer with a wire, as it allows me to read the temperature of the chicken in real time while it cooks. There’s no dry chicken in my house!
  • Leave the meat to rest, then serve it with your favorite side dishes.



  • The secret to juicy chicken is to use a meat thermometer. It will tell you when the chicken is cooked just right, so you have one less thing to worry about. I use mine every time I cook meat.
  • I prefer to make this dish in a cast iron skillet, as it’s safe to use in the oven. If you use a regular pan, you will have to transfer the chicken thighs to an oven safe casserole dish before baking it.
  • Make sure to wrap the bacon tight to prevent it from falling off. You can also secure it with some toothpicks.
  • Leftover bacon wrapped chicken thighs can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 2 days.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 669mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg