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Smoked Chicken Thighs Bacon Wrapped - Keto Recipe

Chicken Thighs - Bacon Wrapped & Smoked

Jalapeño & Cream Cheese Stuffed, Bacon Wrapped, Spicy, Keto, Smoked Chicken Thighs OMG These Are Effing Good!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword keto, Smoked Chicken, Thighs
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 652 kcal


For the Brine

For the Cheese Mixture

Everything Else

  • 10 Jalapenos stemmed, seeded and halved lengthwise
  • 60 slices Bacon thin sliced
  • Chicken seasoning of choice to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste


  1. Brine the chicken thighs at least 8 hours in the fridge in large bowl or zip lock bag

  2. Cut off tops of jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise and remove seeds and membranes (use gloves!)

  3. In food processor, combine cream cheese, garlic, chipotle peppers, adobo, and sea salt. Pulse until well mixed.

  4. Fill jalapeno halves with chipotle cream cheese mixture

  5. Lay chicken thighs out, bone side up and season with salt and pepper to taste

  6. Place cheese-filled jalapeno halves in center of chicken thighs

  7. Wrap chicken thighs around jalapeno halves like a taco

  8. Season all sides of chicken thigh wrap with favorite poultry seasoning

  9. Wrap three pieces of bacon around chicken thighs, securing the stuffing inside

  10. Place chicken thighs in preheated smoker at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 1 and half hours until internal temp is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

  11. Remove from smoker and let rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Thighs - Bacon Wrapped & Smoked
Amount Per Serving (1 thigh)
Calories 652 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Carbohydrates 4.5g2%
Protein 47g94%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.