Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dressing

Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dressing
4 servings
Serving Size:
1 casserole each
40 mins
31 mins to 35 mins
15 mins to 20 mins 400°F
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Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dressing

slices lower sodium less fat bacon
large onions, halved and sliced (3 cups)
cups multigrain ciabatta rolls cut into 1/2-inch cubes and dried* (2 1/2 ounces)
cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg, lightly beaten
tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
teaspoon ground black pepper
large skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)
tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon in hot skillet about 10 minutes or until brown and crispy, turning once. Remove and drain bacon on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings in skillet. Add onions. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, covered, for 13 to 15 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat.
  2. Chop the bacon. In a medium bowl combine the bacon, caramelized onions, bread cubes, broth, egg product, 2 tablespoons parsley, and the pepper. Stir gently to combine. Divide dressing mixture among four individual 12- to 14-ounce casserole dishes; set aside.
  3. In the same skillet cook the chicken in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or until browned, turning once. Place one chicken thigh on dressing mixture in each casserole. Bake, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in stuffing registers 165 degrees F. Before serving, sprinkle with additional parsley.

From the Test Kitchen


To dry bread cubes, spread them in an even layer in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 300 degrees F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until cubes are dry, stirring twice; cool. (Cubes will continue to dry and crisp as they cool.) Or let bread cubes stand loosely covered at room temperature for 8 to 12 hours.

Nutrition Facts

(Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dressing)
    Per serving:
  • 288 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 110 mg chol.,
  • 357 mg sodium,
  • 21 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 28 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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