Fad diets are everywhere. From Atkins, South Beach and the ever dreaded juicing! But there is one we love at Giovanni’s Meats, Paleo. We like the thought of eating like our ancestors to achieve a strong and healthy body all the while being satisfied with what you are eating. The best part of the Paleo-holic diet is it revolves around meat. You can read more about the diet in the THIS link.

For years people have been smoking and curing meats to preserve. Perhaps one of the most famous and popular of items to the American diet is the lowly bacon. Strips of salty, smoky goodness makes for a great addition to any meal, cocktail and dessert these days. It wouldn’t have been so if our accent bearing friends over in the UK didn’t explode into growth in 1770 with its first bacon factory. The first bacon is assumed to be made around 1500 in China where heavy salting was used to extend the life of pork.

It is bacon and chicken thighs we bring together with this recipe below. Wrapping your boneless skinless chicken thighs and simply baking them makes for a protein packed meal that your Paleo coach would give you props for. Giovanni’s carries Ohio made chicken and bacon, so check out our specials page to see savings this week!

Gio’s Bacon Wrapped Chicken


Chicken thighs

Bacon (enough to wrap your thighs)



Smoked hot paprika

Preheat your oven to 350. While its heating up, lightly salt your thighs then rub a good amount of smoked hot paprika and dash with pepper. Using a toothpick, wrap one slice of bacon around each thigh. Place in a baking pan and pop them in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the thigh juices run clear when you poke it with a fork. Enjoy!



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