Bacon-Wrapped Cuban Chicken

Recipe courtesy of BGETeamGreen member Chris Sussman, the_bbq_buddha

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  • 4 bone in chicken thighs
  • 4 slices of ham (cut into quarters)
  • 4 slices of provolone (cut into quarters)
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 12 pickle chips
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • Big Green Egg Sweet & Smoky Seasoning


Set the EGG for indirect cooking with a convEGGtor at 300°F/149°C with smoking chips. 

Debone the chicken thighs leaving the skin on and position the chicken thighs skin side down. Spread equal portions of the mustard on the meat side of each chicken thigh. Place an equal amount of provolone slices, ham and pickles on each chicken thigh. Roll the chicken thighs up and wrap a piece of bacon around the middle of the chicken thigh and another around the thigh lengthwise sealing the contents with bacon. Put toothpicks through the bottom of the chicken thighs to help keep contents inside while cooking. Season the top of the bacon with the Big Green Egg Sweet & Smokey Seasoning.

Cook the chicken for about an hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove the chicken from the EGG and let rest before slicing and serving.


1 thought on “Bacon-Wrapped Cuban Chicken”

  1. Made for lunch today, as instructed. A few suggestions:
    1) I recommend pounding down the thighs. It was very difficult to wrap, lost a lot of cheese, and had to cut out 1/3 of cheese, ham and pickle.
    2) I think a little more pickle would be good, and I’d dice prior so that it is easier to wrap thighs tightly.
    3) Next time I will trim the extra fat from the thighs. Protected by bacon during the cook, the skin was “fatty”. May even do a quick browning, skin side down, before stuffing and wrapping.

    All-in-all… still very good, very simple to make, and will do again.

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