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Bacon. Yes, I love bacon. Bacon should be one of those foods you should eat with every meal; breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea time, dinner and that secret midnight snack. There should be a shrine in every household for bacon! Okay, maybe a little extreme, but you get what I am trying to say.

I am still on the Banting diet, and besides struggling with no carbs; I have embraced the bacon (my inner fatty). By the way, the cravings for carbs are no joke! It also doesn’t help that I have friends who pop by with chips, I must admit I have had a bite or two… okay three but I have tried to stay strong!

Back to the bacon, here is one of my favourite recipes. Chicken thighs stuffed with jalapeño and cream cheese wrapped in bacoooooon!

4 Chicken thighs, boneless

8 Rashers of bacon (I used two for each thigh, but you could use just one rasher)

4 Tbsp cream cheese, I used garlic and chives to flavour the cream cheese. (you can infuse your own herbs or just buy your favourite flavours from the supermarket)

1 Jalapeño, chopped

Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 190°C.

Start by laying out the bacon on a chopping board. Place the chicken thighs on top of the bacon.

Spread the cream cheese on the bacon, add the chopped jalapeño. Season with salt and pepper.

Wrap the chicken in the bacon and place in an oven proof dish. Bake in the oven for 30-40minutes, Until the bacon has browned and the juices from the chicken run clear.

Serve with Salad and like I did cumin roasted cauliflower.