Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the bacon slices in an aluminum baking pan and into the oven. Let them brown and crisp, then turn over and repeat. Remove the cooked bacon to drain on paper towels. Once the bacon fat cools to room temperature, place the chicken into the same baking pan, turning each piece to coat with some of the bacon fat. Season both sides of the chicken to taste with the spices, and finish with the skin side up. Place the pan into the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and carefully pour off most of the collected juices. Using tongs, turn the chicken pieces skin side down, and return the pan to the oven for another 30 minutes.