Bacon and Blue Cheese Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min.


6-8 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
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!


  • 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 11x7-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.

Nutrition Facts

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