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4.5 from 2 votes
These bacon wrapped Italian chicken thighs are stuffed with ingredients from oozy mozzarella cheese, salty olives, sweet sundried tomatoes and aromatic oregano.
These make for a simple yet flavourful dinner option served with a side salad or buttery green veggies.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 265kcal


  • 8 bacon rashers (strips)
  • 6 sundried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 4 medium chicken thighs skinless and boneless
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 60 g mozzarella cheese grated
  • 9 black olives finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to season


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • Add the olives, tomatoes, oregano, lemon zest and mozzarella to a mixing bowl. Season to taste and mix well.
  • Open out the chicken thighs flat onto a clean surface.
  • Divide the mozzarella mixture evenly between the thighs, placing in the centre of each.
  • Carefully roll the thighs up tightly around the filling, enclosing it inside.
  • Wrap each chicken thigh in two rashers of bacon to secure the filling.
  • Arrange the chicken thighs in a small oven proof dish and transfer to the oven to bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through and the bacon is crisp and golden.
  • Scatter with fresh basil to serve.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 1g

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