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Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Malibu Chicken

Traeger Kitchen


Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Malibu Chicken

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Cook Time

25

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

Give your taste buds a luau, These chicken roll-ups are stuffed with pineapple & cheese, wrapped in bacon then slathered in Kansas City BBQ sauce and grilled to perfection.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • As Needed Kansas City BBQ Rub

  • 4 Tablespoon butter

  • 1/2 Cup pineapple juice

  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 Tablespoon honey

  • 1 Tablespoon molasses

  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 Teaspoon ancho chile powder

  • 12 Slices bacon

  • 12 Slices Pineapple, fresh

  • 12 Slices Cheese, Cheddar/Swiss

Steps

  • 1

    Place the chicken thighs between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until the thighs are uniform in thickness. Season both sides of each thigh with the Traeger Kansas City BBQ Rub. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour.
  • 2

    Meanwhile, combine melted butter, pineapple juice, djion mustard, honey, molasses, Worcestershire sauce and ancho chili powder a medium mixing bowl and whisk until smooth, then set aside.
  • 3

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger, set temperature to 400 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 4

    Take the thighs out of the fridge and assemble a rolling station setting out the pineapple slices, bacon, swiss cheese slices, and chicken thighs on the counter.
  • 5

    Roll up each chicken thigh with a slice of cheese. Next sandwich two pineapple slices around each rolled chicken thigh. Carefully wrap each thigh roll-up with two slices of bacon, using toothpicks to hold the bacon in place.
  • 6

    Once all the chicken thighs are rolled and wrapped, place directly on the grill grate. Cook the thighs for about 15 minutes (or until you see the bacon start to render and curl up), then brush with the glaze.
  • 7

    Turn the roll-ups over and brush with the glaze and cook for an additional 15 to 20 minutes more, or until the bacon is crisp and the chicken thigh internal temperature registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • 8

    Remove the chicken thighs from the Traeger and brush with the remaining glaze. Remove toothpicks and serve. Enjoy!