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Baked Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Thighs

Quick, easy AND delicious? Yep, it can be done! And really, who doesn’t love bacon wrapped uhm, anything?! That seems to be the new craze these days, and yes I guess I have been sucked into it! I don’t even like bacon that much, but you wrap it around something and cover it in a sugar-spice mixture and bake it and I’m all in!  I went with chicken thighs because the dark meat stays much more tender and juicy then white meat, and I have a picky dark meat loving husband! Now we don’t have to fight over who gets the dark meat! These were even good leftover, I just stuck them back in the oven for awhile to crisp up the bacon again, because lets face it, there are few things worse then slimy bacon! LOL These are really good with roasted potatoes or a rice dish… or you can make these as appetizers or snacks; they’d be great for football season! Feel free to change up the spices, you can make these tasty little guys spicy by adding or substituting the paprika with chili powder, I’m just not big on spicy. Well, I will keep it short and simple, just like this recipe; so give em a try and enjoy 🙂

Baked Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Thighs (Printable Version)
Photo Aug 24, 8 12 43 PM
Ingredients:
6 boneless, skinless, chicken thighs
6 slices thick-sliced bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
Dash garlic powder

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cover a jelly roll pan with foil. Place a rack on the pan and coat with nonstick cooking spray.
3. Cut chicken thighs in half. Cut each bacon slice in half. Wrap each chicken thigh with bacon and place on rack in pan.
4. Stir together brown sugar, paprika, parsley and garlic. Sprinkle over chicken and rub in.
5. Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes or until chicken registers 180 degrees.

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Party Mix

I’m trying to stay away from sugar, and attempting to follow a yeast-free (or as much as possible) diet, and with my sweet tooth, I’m finding it extremely hard! I’m substituting sweet for salty, and since I’m not a big cereal for breakfast person, this is a great snack! I realize that the bagel chips DO have yeast in them…..but i JUST found these at Walmart, so I had to buy a box! Sometimes I’ll use the gluten free pretzels, but those have soy in them, and yeast too….just depends on what I’m in the mood for. Usually these “extras” end up in the bottom of the bag and all the cereal is gone! LOL! I’m also not eating peanuts, as I have a slight peanut allergy, so I stick to cashews, but feel free to use mixed nuts instead! With the Super Bowl approaching, if I even end up watching it, at least I’ll have something to eat! I was really excited to learn the Lea & Perren’s Worcestershire sauce is not only gluten free, its also soy free now! YAY for those of us with sensitivities! You can’t really go wrong with this recipe! Mix it up and enjoy! 🙂

Gluten, Dairy & Soy Free Party Mix (Printable Version)

Ingredients:

4 cups corn chex cereal

4 cups rice chex cereal

1 cup cashew pieces (or mixed nuts)

1 cup gluten free bagel chips

6 Tablespoons non dairy, soy free butter

2 1/2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1  Tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon onion salt

Directions:

Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts and bagel chips; set aside. Melt butter in microwave, stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture and mix until evenly coated. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool in pan. Store in airtight container.

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