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Bacon Wrapped - Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken Thighs Wi

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4 jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise, seeded

8 chicken thighs,boneless,skinless

1 tbls. lemon pepper

16 thin slices smoked bacon

12 oz. salted butter

1/3 cup honey

1 lime zested and juiced

1/3 cup cilantro,chopped

1 tbls. italian parsley,chopped

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper


Heat oven to 400 degrees F

Slice jalapenos lenghtwise in half and remove seeds.Lay chicken thighs out flat and sprinkle the lemon pepper evenly over the inside part of the 8 thighs.Tuck a 1/2 slice of jalapeno inside the part of the thigh from where the bone was removed ,repeat with remaining 7 thighs.Roll chicken meat around the jalapeno to make a package.Repeat withremaining 7 thighs.Wrap 2 slices of bacon around each of the chicken packages(making a plus sign)Wrap one slice in one direction then wrap second slice in the opposite direction.Place bacon wrapped jalapeno stuffed chicken bundles in a 9x13 inch baking pan,place chicken uncovered in a 400*F preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.Remove from oven.

While chicken is baking melt butter in a medium size saucepan over low heat .Add honey, simmer 1-2 minutes or until butter has melted and honey has dissolved.Remove from heat add lime zest,lime juice,chopped cilantro,chopped parsley,salt and pepper,stir to combine,keep warm.

Place cooked chicken bundles onto a platter and pour the honey lime cilantro butter over each.Serves 4-8.