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Chicken thighs topped with bacon and roasted atop a bed of potatoes and onions.
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Bacon Roasted Chicken Thighs - Chicken thighs topped with bacon and roasted atop a bed of potatoes and onions. https://www.lanascooking.com/bacon-roasted-chicken-thighs/

Bacon Roasted Chicken Thighs – Chicken thighs topped with bacon and roasted atop a bed of potatoes and onions.

Bacon Roasted Chicken Thighs - Chicken thighs topped with bacon and roasted atop a bed of potatoes and onions. https://www.lanascooking.com/bacon-roasted-chicken-thighs/

Chicken thighs. With bacon. And potatoes. Roasted. Enough said.

But seriously, doesn’t bacon make most anything better? Crispy, salty bacon has to be one of the most perfect tastes in the world.

I’ve often said that I believe bacon must be what they greet you with when you arrive in Heaven. And you can eat all you want without gaining an ounce.

This recipe is one that is quick to throw together and pop in the oven while you’re doing other things around the house. It all cooks together without any stirring or whisking or standing over the stove – a real bonus for busy days.

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And the measures given, well, they’re just guidelines. For instance, I didn’t have all one kind of potato when I made this. I had a handful of little red ones and few baking potatoes but I cut them up and threw them all in together. Worked out great.

And the herbs and spices can be changed or adjusted however you like. Don’t like rosemary? No problem! Either leave it out or substitute something else. Oregano and a squeeze of lemon juice would be fantastic in this. Maybe you have a few cherry tomatoes you need to use up. Just toss those in, too! This is very, very versatile.

How to Make Bacon Roasted Chicken Thighs

Place the vegetables in a baking pan

Just toss your potatoes, onions, garlic and herbs together in a roasting pan. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle a little olive oil over everything.

Add the chicken thighs and top with bacon strips for Bacon Roasted Chicken Thighs

Then put the chicken thighs on top, cut the bacon slices in half and place them over the thighs. Pop the pan in the oven and let it cook for 50-60 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through.

This dish goes really well with a side of green beans.

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Bacon Roasted Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs topped with bacon and roasted atop a bed of potatoes and onions.
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 713kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds potatoes
  • 2 medium onions quartered
  • 4 whole garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 tblsp chopped chives
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4-5 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 tblsp. Olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs skin-on bone-in
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash the potatoes well and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Place the potatoes, onions and garlic in a 9×13 roasting pan.
  • Sprinkle with the chopped chives, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place the rosemary sprigs among the potatoes and onions.
  • Drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Place the chicken thighs, skin sides up, on top of the potatoes and onions.
  • Cut the bacon slices in half and place two halves on top of each chicken thigh.
  • Cook for 50-60 minutes or until chicken is done throughout.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 713kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 539mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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19 Comments

  1. This looks super easy and delicious. I just found what I am making for Sunday Dinner. I bought chicken thighs yesterday which were on sale. i was going to package them up and freeze. Thanks for a wonderful blog. I enjoy your stories behind the recipes. Take care and have a great week end.

  2. Oh my goodness this chicken recipe is calling my name! I love that you put bacon over the chicken thighs. It looks amazing. :)

  3. Your first line? Chicken thighs. With bacon. And potatoes. Roasted. Enough said.

    That’s all I needed and it’s true!

  4. I love meals like this that cook all together and is ready all together….and yes, bacon does make everything better!

  5. Quoted from my almost 12 year-old “I am sooo lucky to be related to her. I feel sorry for the people who never get to eat her cooking. More bacon.” Uncle J

  6. yup, enough said… except ya forgot to invite me….
    this is my kind of recipe, using what ya got and I like the potatoes underneath the chicken and bacon absorbing all that goodness

    1. Drick – You wouldn’t believe how good those potatoes are! They’re nice and crispy and full of chicken and bacon flavor.

  7. I’m impressed. I thought the bacon would’ve been a substitute for leaving the chicken skin on, but I see that you’ve used both.