Chili Rubbed Chicken Thighs

iris mccall


My sister made these years ago for A Mothers' Day meal they were very good and still are today. Had to beat the recipe out of it is ;)

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4-8 depending on the portion
20 Min
45 Min


fairly large chicken thighs
1 lb
lump crab meat
8 oz container cream cheese
1 1/4
minced green onions
1 pkg
bacon bits, or 5 pieces of peppered bacon cooked and crumbled
2 Tbsp
chili powder
2 Tbsp
garlic powder
2 Tbsp
onion powder
1 Tbsp
smoked paprika
2 Tbsp
rotisserie chicken seasoning
1 stick
butter (not magarine)
salt and pepper

How to Make Chili Rubbed Chicken Thighs


  • 1Gather ingredients Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Clean chicken thighs pat dry make an incision in each thigh. the slit should be about an 1&1/2 inches long and just as deep. In small mixing bowl combine cream cheese, crabmeat, bacon crumbles and green onions. Insert 1 tablespoon of the mixture into each thigh pull skin over and secure with toothpicks. place flap side down into a 9x13" baking dish.
  • 2Season chicken with remaining dry ingredients. Cut butter into pats and place over , and around chicken. Cover with foil and bake in oven for 35 minutes.
  • 3Remove from oven and run under broiler for last 10 minutes to crisp up the skin watch it so skin does'nt burn. Remove and let set about 10-15 minutes so feeling will set and not run all over. Serve with your choice of sides.
  • 4Note: Easy does it on the salt remember the bacon is salty unless you are using low sodium bacon.

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About Chili Rubbed Chicken Thighs

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Latin American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Onion, #Cream, #cheese, #green, #crab