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Bacon and Blue Cheese Chicken

 Bacon and Blue Cheese Chicken
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!
6-8 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.