Bone-In Chicken With Bacon & Thyme

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

I threw this together tonight using ingredients we had in the house. This is good served with a Belgian beer (like Leffe) to cut through the richness of the sauce. Serve with baby new potatoes and steamed fresh greens. (Please note, the photos make the sauce look a bit green, the sauce isn't actually green it's the really bad lighting in our living room!) Note, you can also 1 - 2T of your favourite cajun spice for depth of flavour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Heat a stove-top to oven pan (eg Le Creuset) on medium heat. Add 1T of the olive oil.
  3. Saute the onions & garlic until translucent & just beginning to brown. Remove from the pan.
  4. Add the remaining 1T of olive oil, and fry the bacon until light brown and starting to crisp.
  5. Put the onions & garlic back into the pan, and add the mushrooms. Saute for 1 minute.
  6. Mix through the thyme.
  7. Place the chicken in the pan and pour over the cream. Bake in the oven for 80 minutes, turning twice.
  8. Grind over black pepper to taste & serve.
Most Helpful

Yum! I used bone-in breast pieces because I had them. Otherwise followed recipe, this is easy and very tasty. I enjoyed the thyme in this, it really highlighted the chicken.

Sheynath July 27, 2009

This was just wonderful!! The boyfriend and I really loved every bite! Had 5 boneless, skinless thighs that I used. Also, I cooked the bacon first so that I could cook the onions and garlic in the bacon fat. Added some dry vermouth before the cream to deglaze the pan and add some liquid/flavor. Also, I wasn't sure if I should put the lid on in the oven or not so I kept in on for about 15-20 minutes then took it off. The boneless thighs only needed 40 minutes as Stardustannie suggests. Served it with some crusty bread and a salad. I will definitely be making this again. Thank you very much little kiwi chicken!

dimply dots July 02, 2009

Total comfort food plus!!! I used 6 lovely legs (skinless bone trimed legs)and added about 1/2 cup of water, cooked only for about 40 minutes....YUM!! Thanks for sharing...this is such a simple, easy n very tasty recipe. I'm sure it will become a regular dish in at our table during the cooler months.

Stardustannie January 28, 2007