Heavy hors d’oeuvres are a welcome addition to a holiday party. So if you’re in the party mood and in need of a dish that can hold up to an abundant supply of cocktails try Smoky Bacon Wrapped Chicken.
When serving Smoky Bacon Wrapped Chicken as an hors d’oeuvre you should serve it in individual plates with a fork. This is a hearty dish to serve with cocktails, so if you like, slice each piece to make it easier to enjoy unencumbered.
The vital ingredient to get that smoky taste is guajillo chilies. A popular mild and flavorful Mexican dried chili, you should be able to find them in your local grocery store. If you do have trouble finding some, you will certainly be able to get them online.
Parsley, honey, paprika, garlic and onion granules and salt are added to the guajillo chilies to make a paste and then brushed over the chicken thighs. All that is left to do is to wrap the chicken thighs in thick cut bacon and place in the oven. It’s that simple.
I used pork bacon, but you can use any type of bacon. Whichever bacon you use make sure it’s thick cut. Thick bacon will stand up to the heat and serve as a blanket for the chicken keeping it nice and moist.
No plans for a party anytime soon? Well, fear not, Smoky Bacon Wrapped Chicken is great as a main dish too. See below for suggested side dishes.
Regardless of how you serve this dish the final result will be great. This is a stress free dish. All you have to do is follow the simple instructions and enjoy.