These bacon wrapped chicken thighs, stuffed with peaches and spinach, are a unique combination of ingredients, smoked and enjoyed by all!

These bacon wrapped peachy chicken thighs are a unique combination of ingredients, smoked and enjoyed by all! #bacon #chicken

As you may have read, Grant and I recently bought ourselves a Traeger grill.  And it gets very well used.  Grant actually spends hours pouring through recipes that he wants to try on it.  Now, normally that’s me, but it’s quite refreshing to see that someone else in our family is as obsessive about cooking and getting just the right combination of ingredients as me!

This recipe for bacon wrapped chicken thighs came about when Grant starting imagining what he’d like to try next.  Now, anything wrapped in bacon is a winner to begin with.  But he wanted to stuff some chicken with something.  And they had to be thighs, because they are the tastiest part.  Right?  So he asked me what I thought about putting some sort of fruit in the chicken.  And remembered my spinach and peach salad, which he absolutely loves.  We put our two heads together and came up with this.

These bacon wrapped peachy chicken thighs are a unique combination of ingredients, smoked and enjoyed by all! #bacon #chicken

Now, this is a bit finicky, and you need to have patience, especially when assembling it all together.  But it’s well worth the effort.  Our whole family loved having these bacon wrapped chicken thighs the first time around.  And for leftovers.  So you will too …!

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Bacon wrapped peachy chicken

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 10 chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 peach cut into 10 slices
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 20 bacon rashers

For the glaze

  • 1 tbs coarse grained mustard
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 tbs apple juice

Instructions

For the dressing

  1. Combine all ingredients until well mixed.

For the chicken

  1. Spread out each chicken thigh and trim any excess fat. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Lay a few leaves of spinach, a peach slice and a small handful of almonds on each thigh.
  3. On a separate surface, lay two bacon rashers across each other to form a cross.
  4. Place one thigh on the cross and bring up the sides of bacon to touch. Secure with a toothpick.
  5. Repeat with the remaining thighs.
  6. When all thighs are completely stuffed and wrapped with bacon, transfer to the grill, set on smoke.
  7. Allow to smoke for 30 minutes and then brush with combined glaze ingredients. Increase the temperature to 350F and allow to cook for 30 minutes.'
  8. Monitor the temperature of the chicken and remove from grill when internal temperature reaches 160F.
  9. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be made in a conventional oven. Place the assembled chicken thighs on a wire rack, on top of a baking tray, in the middle of the oven. For the first 30 minutes, set the temperature at 150-170F and then increase to 350F.
These bacon wrapped peachy chicken thighs are a unique combination of ingredients, smoked and enjoyed by all! #bacon #chicken