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I discovered this recipe when I was trying to do Whole30 for a month, and while some of the things I tried during that month have faded away, this recipe has stayed on our family’s regular rotation. It’s not hard to see why—anything with bacon tends to be a big hit!
While meat-heavy dishes may not always seem like the most frugal meal choice, I can usually get bacon on sale and chicken thighs tend to be one of the cheaper meat options. And those are the only two ingredients other than seasonings! For sides, consider our sauteed green beans or a fresh salad. Depending on the kind of bacon and chicken you buy, this bacon wrapped chicken is great to paleo, keto, and gluten-free diets!
As I was writing this post, having just pulled our grill out recently, it occurred to me that this would probably also be great on the grill without even having to brown the bacon ahead of time. Let me know if you try that!
Another great thing about this recipe is that you can do the first part where you brown the bacon in the pan earlier in the day, then just pop the pan in the oven at dinnertime.
After making bacon wrapped chicken several times a month for several months, I decided to mix it up by trying this cheesy bacon chicken. My family liked it, but surprisingly, they said they preferred the version without the cheese (which is probably the first time anyone in my family has said something was better without cheese!).
Another favorite chicken recipe: