Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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There is no better way to jazz up chicken night than with bacon.  This Bacon Wrapped Chicken is insanely delicious.  And this dish is easy.  A quick spice rub & swaddle of the chicken with a juicy piece of bacon is all it takes to have dinner on the table in a flash.

It's not a fancy dish but it is impressive & people are going to love you for making it!  Simple & ridiculously delicious.  That's all that matters!

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken


8-10 pieces, boneless, skinless chicken thighs

8-10 slices, uncured bacon

1/4 cup olive oil

1 large purple onion, cut into chunks

1 tablespoon coconut sugar

1 tablespoon black pepper

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground mustard

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

optional garnish: fresh thyme leaves or chopped fresh rosemary


preheat oven to 425.

mix coconut sugar, black pepper, salt, ground mustard & garlic powder together in a small bowl.

rub the spice mixture all over the chicken thighs.  wrap 1 piece of bacon around each chicken thigh & secure in place with a wooden toothpick.

in a large cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat & sauté the onion until soft.  remove the onions from the pan, reserving as much oil as possible.

place the bacon wrapped chicken pieces in the skillet {working in batches if necessary so as not to overcrowd the pan} & brown on each side about 3 minutes, until the bacon begins to get crisp.

once all the chicken pieces have been browned, place all chicken in skillet, cover with sautéed onions & place in oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

serve chicken with pieces of onion & pan juices & sprinkle with fresh thyme or rosemary.

Love, Cara