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Bacon Ranch Chicken Thigh Dinner

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Sharing chicken thigh recipes for dinner are some of my favorite!  My Bacon Ranch Chicken Thigh Dinner is perfect for busy weeknights and great as a Sunday dinner with a lovely salad and crusty bread!

chicken thigh recipes

I know how tricky it can be to find new 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!

chicken thigh recipes

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

chicken thigh recipes

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.

chicken thigh recipes

Add a few pinches of grated Parmesan Cheese too.

chicken thigh recipes

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


Bacon Ranch Chicken Thigh Dinner
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chicken dinner, dinner time, mashed potatoes, quick and simple, simple dinner ideas
Servings: 5
Calories: 667 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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
  1. 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.
Recipe Notes

Serve with a side salad and bread if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Ranch Chicken Thigh Dinner
Amount Per Serving
Calories 667 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 1400mg 58%
Potassium 869mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 9.5%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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