Thursday, 8 December 2011

Garlic chicken wrapped in bacon

Last night I made some garlic chicken wrapped in bacon.  Now I don't have a specific recipe so this is just an explanation of how I made it.

You take boneless chicken thighs, unroll them and then grill on high/medium for about 5 minutes on either side (or longer if needed) until browned.  I meant to take the following picture before I started grilling - so this is a picture where they've had about 1 minute of grilling (then I remembered the photo)! Instead of 4 largish chicken thighs (which is what I would normally get) I had all these little ones! The amount of grilling needed to brown off the chicken will depend on the size of the chicken thigh.
Take a couple of garlic cloves...
...put them through a garlic press and then mix with margarine or butter.
Cut some bacon (I used smoked bacon) up into strips, enough to have one strip per chicken thigh.
Put a teaspoonful (or larger for larger chicken thighs) of the garlic butter into the middle of the chicken thigh, fold it up and then wrap the bacon around.  Some of the butter will leak out, but that's OK.

At this point you need to start warming up your oven to around 200 C.

Grill each side of the wrapped chicken until the bacon is browned - up to around 5 minutes per side. 
Once the bacon is browned all round take a fresh piece of kitchen foil and line a deep sided oven dish or tin. Put in the chicken pieces still wrapped in the bacon, pour over them the juices and melted garlic butter left from the grilling and then wrap up the foil like a parcel.
Put into the oven - now I did these for 30 minutes in the oven.  But check your chicken is thoroughly cooked through if you have larger pieces of chicken thigh.  Because it is wrapped in the foil with the butter and juices it should remain lovely and tender.


  1. Well, it's a bit of a journey, but OK. :)

  2. Looks yummy! One of those moments I wish mine wasn't a kosher-ish bacon free household. I love my bacon.