Saturday, September 5, 2015

Holy-Moly Chicken






Honestly, I can actually tell you I really enjoy all the recipes I've made on my blog. There are a few that are exceptional and this is one of them.

I found and adapted this recipe. It's from  The Jackson Sun. I found the recipe by accident when looking for Superbowl recipes. We don't even watch the Superbowl but Carol's team was in it and at one point she was thinking of having a party.  I did find a good recipe and you are going to LOVE it!

Gabe always saves a tibit from our meal for Max, our very spoiled English Lab. For those who are new to the blog I put up a photo of Max every Monday.

Max had his little treat and when I rinsed off the dish to put it in the dishwasher he just about dove in to get any thing  that was left on it! Was it that good? YES!!!!!!!

Winn- Dixie had thighs on sale for 99 cents a pound, which was the time for me to make this. I had bacon  which I picked up for 2.50 a pound. Delicious inexpensive meal.

I boned the thighs, kept the bones and added them to the freezer for when I make stock. 

The recipe called for a BBQ spice rub and I found this one on Allrecipes. I used smoked paprika and I also added cumin.

I marinated it overnight and took the dish out of the refrigerator a few hours before cooking the chicken allowing the dish and chicken to come to room temp.

I would make this again in a heartbeat!!!

Ingredients:

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3 tbsp. BBQ spice rub ( recipe from allrecipes)
1/2 cup maple syrup ( used pure Maple Syrup from Vermont)
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
8 - 16 strips thick-cut bacon (depends on size of chicken thighs how much bacon you will need)
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon oil ( didn't use)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste ( didn't use)

Directions:


Add  bbq spice rub mix ( made mine from allrecipes)  to a medium size bowl along with the maple  syrup, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, apple juice and oil( if using) and mix well. Set it aside.

Rinse and dry the thighs and add the salt and pepper if using. Wrap 2 pieces of bacon around each thigh. 

Place the wrapped thighs in a baking dish and pour the marinade over the chicken. Marinate overnight OR if this sounds so good that you want to make it tonight - marinate it at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  

I removed the baking dish from the refrigerator before baking. The dish and chicken were room temp before I added it to the oven.

Bake uncovered for an hour for small thighs or an hour and a half for large ones. Remember- chicken is done when the  internal temperature is 165°F (74°C) is the recommended temperature for safety (at least by US authorities). Remove from the oven and cover with foil and let sit for 15 minutes.

This recipe can also be grilled.


I've talked enough about this one- let's eat! 

Featured 9/13/2015 on What's for Dinner Sunday

Featured 9/15/ 2015 on  Ducks'n a Row

Featured 9/15/2015 on Wake Up Wednesday

Featured 9/ 14/ 2015 on Hun...What's For Dinner

Featured 9/14/2015 on Moore Or Less Cooking

Featured 9/14/2015 on Turn It Up Tuesday

Featured 9/14/2015 on  Electric Red Barn

Featured 9/14/2015 on What'd you Do This Weekend

Featured 9/16/2015 on Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Featured 9/17/2015 on Imparting Grace

Featured 9/17/2015 on My Flagstaff Home

Featured 9/20/2015 on A Tray Of Bliss

Featured 10/1/2015 on Tales of a Kansas Farm Wife

Featured 5/20/2016 on The Country Cook

Featured 5/24/2016 on Mommy's Kitchen

Featured 5/22/2016 on Sweet Little Bluebird
















98 comments:

  1. Holy-Moly is right.....this sounds so good. The combination of sweet and salty is heavenly. Bacon wrapped around chicken, how can you go wrong. I can imagine Max was hoping there would be more left for him. Sorry Max.....maybe next time. This recipe is going on my must make list....you have me so hungry now. BTW, good job on the tag.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL Myra- Think I need Dottie to do my PSP work for me! It's been such as long time and I'm not good at it anymore.

      Delete
  2. This sounds absolutely delicious! Totally get why you call it Holy Moly Chicken! Stopping by from SITS Saturday Sharefest. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Leslie- I hope you give this one a try. It's fantastic!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

      Delete
  3. Oh My. This looks fabulous and I love chicken and bacon. What time is dinner Myra? Wait til Carol see's this! It's the holiday weekend and I have a few days off. I have some Lucille's BBQ rub and may try that or maybe some Slap ya Mama. Thanks for another great looking recipe and your photo is great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dinner is served at 5 Cyndy......hope you can make it here in time..if not will save you a bite. I must say that Slap ya Mama is good stuff, it is now put on everything. :-)

      Delete
    2. You guys come on over and I'll make it up again!

      Delete
    3. I'll pick up Carol on the way!

      Delete
    4. Myra, I love it & knew you'd love it too. Let me know when you're close to running out, I'll send more!

      Delete
    5. Yayyyyy, road trip. Just let me get my hair combed. I don't think I will be running out too soon, this is a big container. Thanks :-)

      Delete
  4. Oh my! These look so good! I love BBQ and bacon, I can't imagine how good they must be together!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Carlee- it is good! I hope you give it a try.

      Linda

      Delete
  5. Oh I love the sound of this recipe. Great flavours and looks easy peasy. Thanks for sharing with us at #AnythingGoes link up and see you next week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sue this is fantastic! I hope you try it and come back and let me know what you thought.

      Hugs,
      Linda

      Delete
  6. Man! That chicken makes my mouth water! Thanks for sharing on the Lazy Gastronome's Whats for Dinner Sunday - and don't forget to head back and comment! Thanks.
    http://www.lazygastronome.com/whats-for-dinner-sunday-linky-8/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Helen- this recipe is SO good! I hope you like it also.

      Linda

      Delete
  7. HOLY MOLY that looks fantastic! Can't wait to try this one Linda...you know how much we have chicken.....I'm always looking for a new recipe for it. I've got everything for it too....once I get some of these party leftovers gone and have ROOM in my refrigerator, I'm gonna give this a try. Will make my own BBQ rub too......

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You know how much I LOVED this one! It's SO GOOD Carol!

      Delete
  8. I am drooling right now...this looks so good! I'm planning to try this VERY soon! Visiting from Teach Me Tuesday

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oops...found you on Two Uses Tuesday :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for letting me know ( smile)

      Delete
  10. I'm going to have to try this recipe! Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Party!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Awesome post! I would love to invite you to my new link party The Beautifully Creative Inspired. The party launched on Friday and will continue every Fridays at 9AM eastern time on 5 BLOGS! It runs until Wednesday night :D Hope you can party with us!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the invite Shanice! I'll come on over on Friday.

      Linda

      Delete
  12. Ooooh, this just sounds fantastic! Always need a new recipe to break up the monotony of dinner time! And what's not to love about this one? Every single ingredient sounds good. Thank you, Linda!
    Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Catherine- you are my 77th person who wants to follow the blog! Thank you ( smile and hugs)

      Yes, I LOVE, LOVE this recipe. I hope you enjoy it also.

      Linda

      Delete
  13. Holy-Moly is right, my mouth is still watering. I definitely know what's cooking for tomorrow's dinner. Thank you kindly for sharing this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Trina- I hope you like it as much as I did!

      Thanks so much for stopping by

      Hugs,
      Linda

      Delete
  14. Oh myyyyyy....Linda! This is tonights dinner for sure. It's morning here in Australia, so I'm off to make that spice rub and get my chicken marinating. I agree with Trina. My mouth is watering! Love, Mimi xxx PS Please share this one at Five Star Frugal tomorrow?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mimi- I would love to share this with you and thank you for giving me the opportunity to share this with others.
      It's such a good recipe and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

      Hugs,
      Linda

      Delete
    2. Linda we loved this so much that we're having it a second time, when my son and his girlfriend come to stay for the night tomorrow night, prior to jetting off to The Maldives! Thankyou for a truly wonderful recipe, and thanks for sharing this at Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx

      Delete
    3. Your comment made my day. Thanks you SO very much

      Hugs.
      Linda

      Delete
  15. I saw this earlier and thought it looked delicious! Love the bacon and I'll definitely have to give this a try!
    xoxo
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  16. All Printed out and I will try it as soon as I get some Bacon. Thanks Linda for yet another great recipe..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You guys are really gonna love this!

      Delete
  17. Sounds delicious... Coming over for dinner at your house!! ;P Found you via My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll set and extra plate out for you! Max loves company ( smile)

      Thanks for stopping by- hope to see you again.

      Linda

      Delete
  18. I'm a sucker for anything with bacon! These look so, so good. I will have to make these for the family. They will love them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Erin- hope you like them!

      Linda

      Delete
  19. This sounds like a really good recipe. I've got my own bacon chicken recipe that I totally love to indulge in. I am going to have to try to get the chance to try out yours because it has some added flavors that I would truly enjoy eating with chicken.
    Thanks for sharing on the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup. I hope to see you again this Saturday at 8pm EST!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll be there Crystal! Thanks for hosting.

      Linda

      Delete
  20. I never cook thighs, but I know that they are delicious. I need to try this. It looks super tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jann,

      I buy thighs all the time. I de bone them and add the bones to a zip lock bag to save for stock. If I have to many bones in the freezer I dry them out and crush them to add to my plants .

      Thank you so much for hosting and see you again at the party,

      Hugs,
      Linda

      Delete
  21. This sounds and looks so good.
    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes at Cooking and Crafting with J & J each week!

    ReplyDelete
  22. EVERYTHING is better with bacon! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Please don't forget to enter the $25 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway that ends tomorrow night!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't THAT the truth! Hope you like it Jess,

      Hugs,
      Linda

      Delete
  23. I could eat chicken every night. This recipe looks awesome. Putting it on my to make list.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
    Bev

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you like this recipe as much as I do, it's SO good!

      Delete
  24. This looks so yummy. It was very popular on our most recent Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and will be featured this week. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I'll be at the party late this week BUT I will be there!

      Hugs,
      Linda

      Delete
  25. Sounds really good must try this one - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Yum!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at #MMBH
    XO

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love the combination of salty and sweet. Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for hosting Jennifer- love coming to the party!

      linda

      Delete
  28. Sound delicious Linda! I love the combination of flavours. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

    ReplyDelete
  29. No wonder they call it Holy-Moly Chicken - what a flavourful recipe this is! I like that it uses more economical chicken thighs too. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.

    ReplyDelete
  30. How delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Sounds tasty! Thanks for stopping by Free and Fun Friday.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday...hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

    ReplyDelete
  33. This looks really good! I've pinned it and I'm going to try it. Thank you for sharing it at Grace at Home. I'm featuring you this week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!

      I hope you like it as much as we did.

      Hugs,
      Linda

      Delete
  34. Congratulations! You'll be featured at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home starting this afternoon!

    Jennifer

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!

      It is so good and hope you like it as much as we did.

      Hugs,
      Linda

      Delete
  35. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We just got back from Canada and I checked you party and saw that it was very popular!!! I really wanted this recipe to do well. It's fantastic.

      Thanks for the feature.

      Linda

      Delete
  36. Linda, we loved this so much (I cooked it in my Turbo Oven), that I've featured it at Five Star Frugal this week. I guess you can add that to your growing list...lol! Thanks for linking, Love Mimi xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so so sweet Mimi! SO happy you liked it.

      Hugs,
      Linda

      Delete
  37. Oh my this look amazing. We aren't huge chicken eaters in this house, but I am pinning this recipe to try later! Thanks for sharing it on the Country Fair Blog Party! I hope you will join us again on the 1st!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Oh my goodness, how delicious does this look! YUM!

    ReplyDelete
  39. This looks and sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing with us all. We love chicken at our house.

    ReplyDelete
  40. What a fantastic recipe that is sure to make everyone's mouth water. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

    ReplyDelete
  41. This looks amazing and I can't wait to try it! Have some chicken thighs in the freezer I bought on sale, now I know what I am doing with them! One quick question did you bake the chicken right in the marinade? I was wondering if the chicken and bacon will come out crispy if I didn't drain off the marinade.

    Found you through Country Cook and you now have a new follower!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi

      You can do it both ways- I've cooked it on the marinade and without.

      Hope this helps!

      hugs,
      Linda

      Delete
    2. Sorry - that was with the marinate and without. Hubby was yelling for something and messed me up!

      Delete
  42. You need to make these recipes printable.

    Ruth

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ruth- I have no idea how to do that and no one to help me.

      I'm old and just love to cook and share recipes.

      Linda

      Delete
  43. Holy Moly sounds about right! Yum!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was SO good Carlee!!! Hope you give it a try

      Delete
  44. Oh man this looks incredible! Would love it if you shared on our What's for Dinner Sunday link up!
    http://www.lazygastronome.com/whats-dinner-sunday-link-79/

    ReplyDelete
  45. Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

    ReplyDelete