These smoked bacon wrapped stuffed chicken thighs prove that chicken does not have to be dry, bland, and boring! With the correct seasoning and the proper cut of meat, you can really end up with some succulent, juicy chicken on the table. We like to use thigh meat because it contains more fat than other parts of the chicken such as the breast. When cooked properly the fat will render and you will have a nice juicy and tender piece of meat.
When I was looking for something really tasty to have at the weekend with a selection of sides I wanted something creamy, with a hint of saltiness and some tender meat. These smoked bacon wrapped stuffed chicken thighs were the only thing I could think of and so I had to get the recipe down on paper for you.
They are super tasty, full of flavor, and incredibly juicy. Add in the fact that they are wrapped in bacon and you are already hitting it out of the park.
Smoked Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Thighs Ingredients.
- 6 – 7 Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs
- 4 Ounces of Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella
- ¼ Cup Everything but the Bagel seasoning
- ½ Teaspoon kosher salt
- 12 Slices Thin Bacon
- 3 Tablespoons Onion and Garlic Seasoning
We are going to be smoking these delicious thighs on the smoker over either hickory or pecan wood. This will put a really nice smoke flavor into the meat. Get your fire prepared and bring the smoker up to about 325 degrees.
Whilst the grill is coming up to the temperature you can prepare the chicken thighs. Start by pounding each of the meat thighs with a meat mallet until the chicken is approximately a 1/4 inch thick all over.
Take a mixing bowl and combine your cream cheese, mozzarella, everything bagel seasoning, and salt. Mix it all together until it’s perfectly combined.
Spread the cream cheese mixture over one side of the chicken. Once this is done you will need to roll up the chicken thighs. Start with the shortest side of the thigh and roll until they look like some sort of meat Swiss roll.
Wrap each piece of chicken in one or two slices of bacon. If you need to secure the chicken you can use cocktail sticks to do this. Just make sure you remember to remove them before serving.
Sprinkle the garlic and onion seasoning over the meat and you are ready for the smoker. Cook indirectly for about 30-45 minutes with the lid close. You are going to leave them on the smoker until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. If you have a temperature probe then insert it into the thickest part of the chicken you can find.
Remove the meat from the grill and let it rest for five minutes. Take a sharp knife and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
These are fantastic comfort food and I love to prepare them when the evenings are a bit cooler. If you like these, you will probably enjoy our Brined Double Smoked Chicken Wings! Fantastic Recipe! or our Smoked Chicken Wings! Party Wings – The Ultimate Guide!