Slow cooker saucy chicken and bacon

    5 hours 15 min

    This is a hearty and extremely delicious dish. Chicken thighs are wrapped in bacon, then slowly cooked in a creamy salad dressing. Serve with rice, mashed potatoes or pasta.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 chicken thighs
    • 6 rashers streaky bacon
    • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
    • 2 spring onions, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    • 285ml Russian salad dressing
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5hr  ›  Ready in:5hr15min 

    1. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until well browned on both sides. Allow chicken to cool slightly.
    2. Wrap each thigh in a rasher of bacon and place in slow cooker. Sprinkle garlic and ginger over the chicken; top with Russian salad dressing. Cook on Low heat for 5 to 6 hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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    very tender and YUMMY...I made some changes to make it EVEN EASIER! 1) I browned the thighs, then wrapped with bacon and placed in crock pot. 2) Then I (because I'm not a fan of that dressing) put BBQ sauce over the thighs 3) I cooked on high for 3 hours (was short on time) TASTED GREAT!!! Thanks for the recipe!  -  11 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a very good and easy recipe. Rather than bottled Russian Dressing, I used a home made version from this website. I wish the recipe specified whether to use boneless/skinless chicken thighs or not. I used bone in skinless tighs; worried about bacon fat + chicken fat being too rich but think it would be better with skin on thighs.  -  14 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good recipe for chicken. Hubby took one bite and said "Yum". High praise from him! I had made bacon for breakfast so I used the bacon grease to brown the chicken in. I did use bone in skin on thighs. Instead of wrapping the chicken I just placed bacon on top of the thighs. Also used homemade Russian dressing. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do with the green onions so I decided to just top the chicken with them as garnish. Unfortunately it was a crazy night and I completely forgot to do it!! Ah well next time. Served with rice. I will definitely be making this again.*****Made this again and remembered the green onions. They really add and extra kick. I just sprinkled them on the finished chicken.  -  28 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)