French Onion Baked Chicken
Whether you’re working, still in college, or a stay-at-home parent, when it comes to cooking, we’re all after the same thing: quick, easy, tasty, healthy and inexpensive recipes! It’s not easy to find recipes that meet all of our needs but when we do, it would be cruel not to share them with the world. Enter: French Onion chicken, my new gold mine of quick and easy dinners that delivers on flavor, preparation and low cost.
See the recipe after the jump!
French fried onions can make so much more than the green bean casseroles we associate them with. If you like fried chicken or any sort of chicken tenders, you’ll love this chicken. The onions crisp up in the oven all the while making the chicken flavorful and juicy. All you do is dip your chicken breasts into egg then into the French onion crumbs to coat and bake away! It’s so simple yet so tasty. I can’t get over it.
I didn’t want to label this recipe healthy simply because you’d all bark back at me: French Fried Onions aren’t healthy! Well, at least that’s what I thought when I first found out about this recipe. But, consider this: 1. You are baking your chicken, which, for something that tastes like it was fried, is definitely a healthy choice. 2. French Fried Onions may have some fat, but they’re far less unhealthy than a fried hamburger or hot dog. 3. If you counter your meal with a vegetable and whole grain, your meal will be well-balanced. And if it makes you feel better, I’m sure they make low fat versions!
I got this recipe from a friend who got it from her sister (also my friend!) who we believe to have gotten it off a bag of French Onions. So now it’s your turn to do your part, share this recipe with anyone else who is looking for quick and easy dinners.
The French fried onions give this easy baked chicken recipe a ton of flavor! We served ours with green beans and some brown rice. I squeezed some ketchup onto my plate to give myself a little sauce but the chicken is moist and tasty enough not to need a sauce. I liked it both ways.
2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 pkg. French Fried Onions (any brand, French’s makes some)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Clean and remove fat from chicken breasts and cut into halves, strips or whatever piece size you desire. Crush French onions so that they turn into crumbs by squeezing them with your hands while still in the package (cut a tiny hole so that the package doesn’t pop).
Pour crumbs into a bowl big enough to dip into. Crack an egg into a bowl and scramble. Dip chicken pieces into egg and then into crumbs.
Place chicken pieces into baking pan (use non-stick cooking spray or aluminum foil if you desire). Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.