Cook the bacon in a frying pan. Once the bacon is crisp, remove from the pan and set aside leaving the grease in the pan.
To prep the chicken, lay the thighs on a cutting board, skin side down. Run a knife down both sides of the bone in the middle and then using kitchen scissors pull the bone up with your fingers and cut the meat away from the bone until it is completely detached. Repeat with the remaining thighs.
Season the skin of the chicken with salt and chilli powder and place the thighs skin side down in the frying pan. Lay a piece of tin foil over top of the chicken and then place something heavy such as a cast iron skillet or heavy bowl on top of the tin foil. This will put pressure on the chicken which will help the fat render and make the skin much crispier. Cook the chicken on medium high heat for 8 minutes until the skin is crispy and golden in colour. Flip the chicken over and cook on the other side for 3-4 minutes. Set aside