Bacon and Blue Cheese Chicken Recipe

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This area of Maryland is considered "poultry country", so we see a lot of recipes calling for chicken. I hope this recipe becomes as popular in your home as it is in mine!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 cup chunky blue cheese salad dressing
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 289 calories, 24g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 16g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine onion, parsley, basil and poppy seeds; rub over chicken. Place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Pour dressing over chicken.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon. Return to the oven for 5-10 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Bacon and Blue Cheese Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p60

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bereitbach 18025
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"We loved this chicken! It was fairly easy to prepare, especially when I cooked the bacon the day before. I didn't have blue cheese dressing so I used ranch and it turned out delicious. I'll probably continue to use the ranch since my family prefers that over blue cheese."

tbrew54 18783
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"Simple, out of this world, great."

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