Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Pesto

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Pesto
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; mist with cooking spray.
  2. Mix onion powder, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle onion powder mixture over both sides of the chicken thighs. Lift up the skin to create a pocket; stuff pocket with 2 tablespoons of pesto and 1 tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Wrap chicken with 2 slices of bacon, using bacon to seal the pocket. Place chicken thighs seam-side down on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the chicken, near the bone, reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 1 hour.

04/11/2018
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Pesto, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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