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Bacon and Blue Cheese Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Bacon and Blue Cheese Chicken

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bereitbach User ID: 4958434 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 User ID: 1710760 18783
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"Simple, out of this world, great."

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