Bacon-wrapped Chicken Thighs with Jalapeno

This idea is like a jalapeno popper without the cream cheese.  I love grilling these up in the summer because they're very easy and flavorful.

Bacon-wrapped Chicken Thighs with Jalapeno

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

4-6 slices of bacon

2-3 jalapenos, sliced in half lengthwise and seeded

4-6 toothpicks

salt and pepper

First, season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides.  Then turn them so they face-down on a cooking sheet or cutting board.

Place one half of a jalapeno and roll it up inside a chicken thigh.  

Take one strip of bacon and wrap it around the thigh/jalapeno tightly.  Use a toothpick to secure the bacon in place and keep it wrapped up.

Repeat for each chicken thigh.

Over a low heat on the grill, place the wrapped chicken thighs and let cook about8 minutes.  Then turn them on the grill and cook another 20-25 minutes, turning the chicken/bacon bundles every 7 or 8 minutes.  When the bacon is fully cooked and crispy, and the chicken is cooked through (at least 165 degrees), the juices will be clear and these flavor bombs are ready.

Let cool for about 5 minutes, then remove the toothpicks and slice in half to serve.  Enjoy!