Bacon Cheddar Chicken Thighs With Potatoes

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If you are looking for a simple one dish recipe give this Bacon Cheddar Chicken Thighs and Potatoes recipe a try.

The chicken turns out nice and moist and the salad dressing and bacon used in the recipe gives it a good flavor.

 

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Thighs With Potatoes
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 large bone in chicken thighs (skin removed and excess fat trimmed off – I used 4 because of the number I was feeding)
  • ¼ cup Classic Ranch dressing
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 ½ pounds red potatoes (about 5 cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1 medium onion (cut into ½ inch chunks)
  • 1 cup shredded Triple Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place chicken in a large shallow dish and pour the dressing over the top. Roll the chicken in the dressing to thoroughly coat. Refrigerate for 30 minute.
  3. In a large skillet while chicken is marinating cook bacon until crispy; set aside on paper toweling to drain. Reserve one tablespoon of the bacon fat in the skillet.
  4. In the now empty skillet with the bacon fat cook the onion and potato over medium high heat for about 5 minutes. ( I cooked the mixture long enough for the potatoes to start to brown)
  5. Crumble the bacon and gently mix it into the potato mixture. Spoon potato mixture into a lightly sprayed 13x9 casserole dish, remove the chicken from the marinade and arrange the thighs on top of the potato mixture. Bake for 55 min to an hour, or until chicken is done.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and let rest until cheese is melted – serve hot. (I placed the casserole back in the oven for a couple of minutes for the cheese to melt)

Adapted from Kraft Recipes

Simple Bacon and Potato Roast Chicken Recipe

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I love good one dish meals. There is less clean up and they can be a real time saver. Bacon-wrapped chicken thighs with baby red potatoes, roasted with onions and herbs, a very delicious and simple dinner. I used chicken thighs in this recipe. I am sure any style of chicken pieces would work as well. I was a little nervous when I seasoned this recipe, because in appearance it looked like the seasoning may have been to much. It was not. This roast chicken was excellent. Enjoy!

Simple Bacon and Potato Roast Chicken Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 12 thighs
Ingredients
  • 12 chicken thighs
  • 12 slices center-cut bacon
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1½ pounds baby red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Adobo seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Wrap each chicken piece in a slice of bacon, trying to cover as much of
  3. the chicken as possible.
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  5. Place the wrapped chicken pieces in a 9x13 inch baking dish, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle the onion over the chicken.
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  7. Push potatoes down into the spaces between the chicken pieces and around the edge of the dish.
  8. Combine the chives, basil, garlic powder, Adobo seasoning, and black pepper in a small bowl, and sprinkle the seasoning over the chicken and potatoes.
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  10. Bake for 1 hour, until the bacon is crisp and brown and the potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with salt, if desired, and serve hot.