Bacon Ranch Chicken Thigh Dinner

This Bacon Ranch Chicken Thigh Dinner is perfect for busy weeknights and filled with hearty, tasty ingredients. It’s easy to make and it feeds the whole family!

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Bacon Ranch Chicken Thigh Dinner

I know how tricky it can be to find new easy dinner ideas every week. It’s my hope that I can bring a little something new to your dinner table that the whole family will enjoy. Chicken thigh recipes cook up quick, they’re generally inexpensive, plus the meat is tender and flavorful. If you haven’t tried them yet, give them a try for your next dinner!

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For more Picky Palate chicken thigh recipes try Pan Roasted Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs and Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken Thighs.

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How To Cook Chicken Thighs

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Chicken thighs are simple to cook. I pan fry this recipe right on the stove-top, however you can bake them as well. Whatever you prefer. Season both sides of the chicken and make sure your oil is nice and hot before adding your chicken thighs, this will give them that nice crispy golden crust.

chicken thigh recipes

Add the bacon pieces and baby red potatoes. Try to find tiny little baby potatoes. They fit in the skillet much nicer.


chicken thigh recipes

Season the chicken and potatoes with Ranch Dressing seasoning mix. Add a few pinches of grated Parmesan Cheese too.

chicken thigh recipes

Garnish with some chopped fresh parsley and voila! Dinner is served.

chicken thigh recipes

Bacon Ranch Chicken Thigh Dinner

This Bacon Ranch Chicken Thigh Dinner is perfect for busy weeknights and filled with hearty, tasty ingredients. It's easy to make and it feeds the whole family!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 667kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Stove


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch Dressing Seasoning mix
  • 1 pound cooked bacon strips cut into 1/2 inch strips (I used microwave bacon)
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes as small as you can find


  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Season both sides of chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Place into hot skillet to brown both sides, 3-4 minutes per side or until golden.
  • Season tops with Ranch Dressing Seasoning and add bacon pieces and arrange baby red potatoes in between chicken pieces.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and cover skillet partly with lid, leaving a small opening and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes tender.


Serve with a side salad and bread if desired.


Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1400mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Benjamin Andrews

    I found it interesting that you state that baked chicken thighs are easy to cook. My son is off to college this year, so I have been helping him come up with meal plans that are easy to make, and still nutritious. I will send this over to him, so he can add it to the list of options.

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