Prep Time:
20 Mins
Bake Time:
1 Hour
Makes 8 servings

This easy chicken dinner calls for just 4 ingredients, plus salt and pepper.  Dredge juicy chicken thighs in seasoned cornmeal, wrap in bacon strips, and bake for a super simple weeknight dinner that's nearly hands-free.

How to Make It

Step 1

Arrange bacon slices on paper towels on a microwave-safe plate in microwave oven. Top with paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 30 seconds to 1 minute or just until bacon is limp and heated through. (Do not fully cook bacon.)

Step 2

Wrap each chicken thigh with a piece of bacon; secure with a wooden pick, if desired.

Step 3

Combine cornmeal and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Dredge chicken in cornmeal mixture. Arrange on a wire rack coated with cooking spray in a lightly greased broiler or roasting pan.

Step 4

Bake at 350º for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until chicken is done.

Step 5

*Cornmeal mix may be substituted for cornmeal.

Chef's Notes

You can buy the thighs already boned at the supermarket. This recipe is adapted from Appalachian Home Cooking: History, Culture, and Recipes by Mark F. Sohn (University Press of Kentucky, $26).

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