Chicken thigh meat (boneless and skinless) wrapped in smoked bacon and coated in a blend of Harissa seasoning, garlic powder and brown sugar.
The brown sugar caramelizes as it cooks. You are going to love the the tender juicy meat with a sweet and spicy flavor.
It looks deliciously yummy when you pull it out of the oven.
You can see how the blend of something sweet with something spicy coats the bacon wrapped chicken thighs.
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After you plate it, and cut into the bacon wrapped chicken thigh, you can see how juicy and tender the meat really is. Oh my, so much flavor.
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Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
5-6 slices of smoked bacon
1 tablespoon Harissa seasoning
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
garnish with chopped cilantro, optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine Harissa seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste in a pie plate.
Press each chicken thigh piece into the brown sugar mix on both sides.
Roll the chicken thigh and wrap in bacon.
Arrange thigh meat in a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Sprinkle the tops with brown sugar.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken reads 165 degrees and is no longer pink.
Place skillet under broiler 1-2 minutes to crisp the bacon, optional.
Plate and serve with a side of your favorite salad.
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