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French Dressing Chicken

This nostalgic French Dressing Chicken is sweet and tangy , the perfect weeknight meal. The skin gets sticky and it holds in tender juicy chicken everyone will love this.

A baked French dressing chicken thigh on a plate with rice and broccoli

Growing up in the 1970-80’s my mother made this French Dressing Chicken often . I grew up in a household that rarely went out to eat , my mother cooked every night .Going out to eat was reserved for special occasions. This is one of those recipes that brings back memories of my childhood. This is a recipe that takes minimal ingredients and it is budget friendly. If you like old fashioned recipes check out my Southern Ambrosia Salad .

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Ingredients for French Dressing Chicken : French dressing , BBQ sauce , onion soup mix, salt , pepper , 6 bone in chicken thighs

What you will need to make French Dressing Chicken:

  • French Dressing – This is the base of this sauce
  • BBQ Sauce-This adds a little smokiness and tanginess
  • Onion soup mix -Add the rich onion flavor
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bone in Chicken-I used thighs but legs or breast can be used
  • Baking pan..Tap HERE for the pan I used in this recipe
  • Meat thermometer

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Let’s Make French Dressing Chicken:

Six bone in chicken thighs in a metal pan with with salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Place chicken in a baking pan and salt and pepper them

French dressing , BBQ sauce and onion soup mix in bowl ready to pour over chicken

In a small bowl mix the French dressing , BBQ sauce , and onion soup

French Dressing Mixture poured oven chicken thighs in a metal pan

Pour dressing mixture over the chicken and bake in a preheat oven for 1 hour

Basting the French dressing chicken with the sauce at the end of baking

At 50 minutes spoon the dressing mixture over the skin and basted it well

Baked French Dressing chicken in a metal pan

Return the chicken to the oven and turn the broiler on high for 5-7 minutes and brown the skin really well. Before serving make sure the internal temp in 165 degrees since cooking times will vary with different cuts and sizes of chicken pieces .

A baked French dressing chicken thigh on a plate with rice and broccoli

This is a simple week night meal that is easy in the budget . We serve ours with a side of rice and a green vegetable .

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A baked French dressing chicken thigh on a plate with rice and broccoli

French Dressing Chicken

This nostalgic French Dressing Chicken is sweet and tangy , and the perfect weeknight meal. The skin gets sticky and it holds in tender juicy chicken, everyone will love this.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 6 chicken thighs -Bone in with skin See notes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup French dressing
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 packet Onion soup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Place chicken in a baking pan and salt and pepper them
    Six bone in chicken thighs in a metal pan with with salt and pepper
  • In a small bowl mix the French dressing , BBQ sauce , and onion soup
    French dressing , BBQ sauce and onion soup mix in bowl ready to pour over chicken
  • Pour dressing mixture over the chicken and bake in a preheat oven for 1 hour
    French Dressing Mixture poured oven chicken thighs in a metal pan
  • At 55 minutes spoon the dressing mixture over the skin and basted it well
    Basting the French dressing chicken with the sauce at the end of baking
  • After basting turn the broiler on high for 10 minutes and brown the skin really well . As always check the internal temp of the chicken to make sure it is 165 degrees.
    Baked French Dressing chicken in a metal pan

Notes

I have made this with chicken legs but chicken breast would work as well. Just make sure your chicken is cooked thoroughly 
Make sure the internal temp of the chicken is 165 degrees . Cooking times will vary slightly for different cuts and sizes of chicken 
Keyword French Dressing Chicken
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Frequently asked questions :

Can I use another cut of chicken?

Yes any cut of chicken will work for this cut make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly

Can I use a different dressing ?

Yes , My mother used to alternate with often and use Catalina or Russian dressing

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Dennis
Dennis
1 month ago

5 stars
What a delicious and easy recipe. My family raved about your French dressing chicken!

Meg
Meg
1 month ago

5 stars
Such a simple and delicious meal. I had all the ingredients here already and the whole family loved it. Thanks so much for another ripper meal.

Lauren
Lauren
1 month ago

5 stars
French dressing has always been my favorite, but I had never tried it on anything other than salad before finding this recipe. This was delicious!! A new meal for the rotation for sure!

MIkayla
MIkayla
1 month ago

5 stars
I had never thought to use french dressing, revelation realized. What a great recipe, the chicken was wonderful and moist!

Amy Liu Dong
1 month ago

5 stars
I tried to make this and it was a hit for my family. I like the combination of sweet and tangy taste of it, so delicious!

Jenny
Jenny
1 month ago

Made this last night for dinner and it was SO good! It was my first time having French dressing chicken. I’ve been missing out!

Moop Brown
Moop Brown
1 month ago

This chicken looks very tasty and flavorful and like a nice weeknight meal that everyone will enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

Eden
Eden
1 month ago

So easy and so good! My family loved it!

Carrie Robinson
Carrie Robinson
1 month ago

5 stars
I just love how simple this is to make! 🙂 This is such a great dinner idea. I know that my family would love this.