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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs In The Air Fryer

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James Smith
• Monday, 14 December, 2020
• 13 min read

Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. **Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients.

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Amount is based on available nutrient data. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

When you bake them in the air fryer they get so nice and crispy and it takes only 25 minutes. This is a really easy low-carb recipe because you only need 4 ingredients and you can prepare them in a few minutes.

I went to a bigger grocery store and looked for the brand with the fewest carbs and chose the ones pictured below. The bacon I used below was thin enough to stretch and lay nice and flat around the chicken thighs.

Thick bacon would be hard to work with and might take longer to crisp. Next add a little shredded cheese in the middle and a few slices of roasted peppers on top.

Fold the chicken thigh over and then gently wrap it together with a piece of bacon. Spray the cooking basket of your air fryer and place the chicken bundles seam side down.

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They are pretty simple but the bacon and cheese are just so salty and gooey and go well with the sweet peppers and chicken. You could also use boneless, skinless chicken breasts but make sure they are very thin.

Try to use a medium to thin slice of bacon so that it wraps the chicken thighs nicely and stays in place. The thicker slice might not stay put when you bend it to wrap around the chicken.

6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2/3 cup shredded Gruyère Swiss cheese 4 oz roasted red peppers, sliced thinly 6 pieces of medium sliced bacon Add about 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese on each chicken thigh.

The bacon will stretch a bit so you can make sure you cover the whole piece of chicken. Place in the air fryer basket seam side down.

Try to use a medium to thin slice of bacon so that it wraps the chicken thighs nicely and stays in place. The thicker slice might not stay put when you bend it to wrap around the chicken.

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When bacon comes in contact with a hot surface, it renders fat and browns even faster. Based on my experiments, here are some great ways to cook baconwrappedchickenthighs to get excellent and tasty results.

Grilling is a great way to cook bacon wrapped chicken. By the time the bacon is nice and crispy, the meat inside will be perfectly cooked and moist.

Cook the thighs at about 350F-400F over direct heat for about 20-30 minutes, turning frequently until the internal temperature reaches at least 165F. Air frying is another excellent way to cook bacon wrapped chicken thighs.

You get a grill-like aroma and the bacon will be nicely crisped up by the time the meat is fully cooked. Baking can be a good way to cook bacon wrapped chicken thighs too, if you add a couple of additional steps.

Plain baking will result in pale, rubbery bacon by the time the chicken is cooked through. This is my preferred way as it gives the best control over the final temperature and results in an evenly crisped up surface.

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Mix and massage the meat until the liquids are absorbed and the chicken is evenly coated with the seasonings. Place chicken thighs on the rack, top side up, lose bacon strip ends tucked underneath.

Flip and cook for another 5-8 minutes or until the tops are crispy and the chicken has reached at least 165F internal temperature. Note: the timings may vary from air fryer to air fryer so start checking early the first time you cook these thighs and adjust as needed.

Grill over direct heat for about 20-30 minutes, turning frequently, until the internal temperature reaches at least 165F and the bacon is crispy. Alternatively, start cooking in the oven, without searing, then use the broiled to crisp up the bacon.

Watch the thighs closely as they can go from browned to burn in a matter of seconds. Tip: if you are baking or air frying chicken thighs, brush them lightly with the rendered fat, they will look more appetizing that way.

First, if you use an air fryer to reduce fat in your diet, this may not be the recipe for you. When I began wrapping the bacon around each chicken thigh, it seemed to me that it was just too much butter for each thigh (1-1/2 lb was 5 thighs), so I cut the amount of butter in half (I can use the leftover compound butter for something else; it won't go to waste).

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The chicken still came out juicy and delicious even though cooking it for the recommended time resulted in an internal temp of 185 degrees. I will definitely make this again but may reduce the cooking time a bit.

Try lightly seasoned airfryerchickenthighs, a quick and delicious way to prepare chicken. Perfect as is, or easily adapted for any type of cuisine.

Ready in only twenty minutes, airfryerchickenthighs are a staple in my kitchen. Add a quick salad, veggies, potatoes, or even cook up a box of mac and cheese.

But honestly, unless I’ve been in a real meal-prepping mood, I usually need to cook the chicken before proceeding with the recipe. Whether you’re making airfryerchickenthighs the star of your meal, or including them in a more complicated recipe, you’ll find yourself turning to this easy cooking method often.

In a large bowl, coat approximately two pounds of chicken thighs with a bit of olive oil. Place the thighs in a single layer in your air fryer.

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You’ll probably have to cook the chicken in batches unless your air fryer is bigger than mine. Or cut it up and add it to recipes like cauliflower nachos or creamy chicken spaghetti.

Add it to a tortilla with the fixings you like for a great chicken taco. Put it on a bun, with tomato, lettuce, and mayo for a delicious chicken sandwich.

The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 °F and the juices should run clear, not bloody. Bone-in chicken with skin will take just a little longer than boneless skinless chicken thighs.

Another factor that affects cooking time is the size of the thighs. Barbecue rub : this blend of dark brown sugar, salt, pepper, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard, celery seed, and cayenne pepper adds so much flavor.

Just plain seasoned salt would be good or make it as spicy as you like it with pepper. Leftover chicken, wrapped well, will last up to four days in the fridge or you can freeze it to use later.

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As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Nutrition Information: Yield: 4 Serving Size: 8 oz.

RachelCooks.com sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

Featuring a secret ingredient between the chicken wrapped in bacon, this is a true air fryer favorite. This airfryerchickenwrapped in bacon recipe is very versatile so you could also use it for tapas, part of dinner or even for good use of leftovers.

I don’t mention Slimming World much on our blog these days, but I was a member of the diet club back in the 90s as a chubby teenager. They didn’t have online Slimming World recipes at the time, but one of the popular meals was chicken wrapped in bacon.

You had a chicken breast, you covered it in your allowed amount of Philadelphia and then wrapped it in lean back bacon. But it shows you that if you want it small like the little party pieces of airfryerchickenwrapped in bacon that I am making today, or you want to use full sized chicken breasts, then both work well.

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Featuring a secret ingredient between the chicken wrapped in bacon, this is a true air fryer favorite. Smother the chicken breasts in soft cheese and wrap each piece in bacon.

They do amaze monthly subscription boxes of quality sourced meat. Many of our readers have both organic chicken and natural bacon in their monthly box.

Or read our Butcher Box Review. It is important that the bacon covers the soft cheese, otherwise the cheese will go everywhere in the air fryer and you won’t have any cheese on your chicken. I recommend shaking them after 8 minutes as it stops the bacon from sticking to the other chicken bites or to the bottom of the air fryer and makes sure that the bacon is crispy all over rather than on one side. Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 270 mg | Sodium: 1276 mg | Potassium: 1234 mg | Sugar: 2g | vitamin A: 1075IU | vitamin C: 2.7 mg | Calcium: 92 mg | Iron: 1.7 mg Please Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide.

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Share Portfolio Us My sister makes a very similar appetizer, only she bakes hers in the oven. I wasn’t certain of her exact ingredients for the sweet and spicy coating.

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Simply throw it all in a bowl and then whisk together until evenly mixed. Once the sweet and spicy coating is whisked together, it’s time to prepare the bacon and the chicken.

I cut eight slices of bacon into thirds, pretty much each piece was 4 inches. Wrap each piece of chicken in a small bacon slice, it will overlap slightly.

Note: Depending on the size of your air fryer this may need to be done in two batches. Set the air fryer to 390 for 14 to 18 minutes, depending on how crispy you want the bacon.

Place each chicken thigh in a baking dish or on a sheet pan (seam side down). Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads an internal temperature of 165F.

OPTIONAL- Cook the chicken under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the bacon even further, if necessary. Sprinkle the spice mix evenly over both sides of the chicken thighs.

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Place each chicken thigh on the sheet pan seam side down. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads an internal temperature of 165F.

Optional- cook the chicken under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the bacon even further, if necessary. I made a sauce with equal parts of sugar free ketchup, mayonnaise and sour cream for dipping.

If you do, use my favorite mayonnaise from Better Body Foods which is so full of flavor and the healthier choice, made with avocado oil. I added a scant amount of sugar free ketchup.

It has the right amount of acid and zing that is so good you’ll eat it with a spoon. I was quite proud of that idea, and then thought how would chicken fit into the mix.

Honestly imagine a plate of baconwrappedchicken bites mixed in with the bacon wrapped veggies. That’s great party food and you get to stay in ketosis (if that’s your thing).

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Baconwrappedchicken bites bring a whole new level of wow to a party. These can be prepped well in advance and wrapped in plastic wrap, perfect for a quick snack, quick party appetizer, or after school snack.

I was hesitant at first to invest in one, so I bought the Color smaller version and it works just fine. Print Recipe Chicken bites is wrapped in bacon and made in an air fryer for a very delicious low-carb, veto snack or appetizer.

Cook in air fryer at 375 degrees F. for approximately 10 minutes. Easy Dipping Sauce Mix mayonnaise, sour cream and ketchup together.

You can prep these ahead and refrigerate for a few days, wrapped well in plastic. Then take out, let sit for 30 minutes to bring temperature up and proceed with cooking instructions.

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