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Crispy Onion Chicken Recipe

Crispy Onion Chicken Recipe

My family loves chicken, and I'm always trying new ways to prepare it. This golden-brown chicken with its crunchy french-fried onion coating is great with rice, baked potatoes, macaroni salad or potato salad. —Charlotte Smith, McDonald, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (6 ounces) cheddar or original French-fried onions, crushed, divided
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, place 1/2 cup crushed onions. Dip chicken in butter mixture, then coat with onions.
  • 2. Place in a greased 9-in.-square baking pan. Top with remaining onions; drizzle with any remaining butter mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 603 calories, 47g fat (21g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 919mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 23g protein

Reviews for Crispy Onion Chicken

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MarineMom_texas
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2016

"This is one of our very favorite meals. It is on our menu every several weeks. I substitute olive oil for the butter and it is so good. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

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castlek
Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"chicken was very moist, but just too oniony for our tastes. Perhaps, if I had read the other reviews about cutting down on butter and using the cheddar onions we might have liked it more."

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61comet
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"to much butter baked for 40 minuted and chicken not done and onions not crispy. put on a broiler pan and baked another 15 minutes in my convection oven to finish cooking the chicken. i made it exactly like the recipe. will try again and use just enought butter to make onions stay on chicken before baking"

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Stephaniefnorth
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"I read the other reviews and used half the butter. The flavor was really good, however the bottom of the chicken turned out soggy. I'd like to know how to correct that. Also, I too used chicken tenders which makes a huge difference. I also didnt have any mustard ground so I had to use prepared."

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ardy bare
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"disapointed"

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Kstanchfield
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"Superb!! I followed the other reviews which suggested using half the amount of butter, and I used the cheddar French fried onions. I also sliced the chicken breasts in half to make them thinner. Thirty minutes in the oven yielded a crispy, juicy, delicious meal my family loved!"

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Jenna092
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015

"My husband and I loved this recipe!! The batter is delicious and perfect. We will likely use more onions next time because we like it extra crunchy, but it's otherwise perfect!"

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kmpatch
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2015

"My family thought this was just OK. I used only half the butter after reading the reviews, and that was plenty. It was easy to make, and the chicken was moist, but the onions on the bottom of the chicken pieces turned into an unpleasant soggy mush. I won't be making this again."

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Aidenmaddiemom
Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"So amazing! Staple in my chicken rotation. I use the cheddar onions."

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MaceMcSquee
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Good flavor, but turned out a little greasier than I like. I will make these again, but next time will cook them on a wire rack to cut down on that."

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lanilei
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"This was a quick and easy recipe with such a delicious result. I served this to my picky eaters for dinner and they went back for seconds and even thirds! I will be adding this to our regular rotation for sure"

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Prethar
Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"Great recipe. Easy, moist and delicious without alterations. I did make a change to the recipe when my husband bought home French's French Fried Onions in cheddar flavor. The cheddar flavor gave the chicken such a WONDERFUL taste, I ended up eating 3 of the 4 pieces!"

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Juptr2
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"Best chicken recipe I have ever made. Easy to put prepare, outstanding flavor. Thicker breasts have to cook a little longer than the recommended time but that may be because of my oven. Highly recommended!"

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missjennieredhot@aol.com
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"There weren't any leftovers ! Everybody loved it!"

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BoosBug
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Yum, yum, yummmmmm. This is one of the best chicken recipes out there! It's so flavorful and moist! Followed exactly and it turned out perfect. Making again tonight!"

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pattycrow
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Excellent flavor. Guests love it. Will definitely make it again."

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heishman01
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"If I could give this recipe 10 stars I would. Excellent. This is now the family favorite.

Thank you for sharing:) I love Taste of Home!"

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debbiepski
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Easy and delicious. Make extra to cut into a salad the next day."

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frawgee_lady
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"I have made this several times, and only used butter the first time. It really isn't needed, in my opinion, and just made the process more messy. Found the fried onions a little greasy to work with as a crust and eventually started blitzing in the food processor with a couple tablespoons of flour. If you want a crispy outside-juicy inside baked chicken, this is the way to go. Have also brushed with mayo instead of dijon. No matter how I've made it, it has been a family favorite in my household!"

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parksville
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"Very good and tasty. Have used this recipe on pork chops as well and they turn out great!"

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ranforever
Reviewed May. 9, 2012

"The clouds parted and I am sure I heard an angelic choir singing!! AMAZING!!"

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jancarroll
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"Wonderfully tasty and quick to prepare! This recipe has become a family favourite."

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cherylthomas
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"It is so good! You will love it!"

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sfprincess
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"Very moist and delicious. My husband and his boss loved it. :)"

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s_pants
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"I also doubled the chicken, but only used the amount of butter mixture called for; I had a little butter left to drizzle over the top. Everyone raved about it at dinner."

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August1
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"The flavor and tenderness of the chicken is excellent. I wish there was a way to get the same results with less butter. It is extremely greasy."

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daduk
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"This chicken was fabulous. I have company for dinner last night and decided to try this recipe. It was a big hit and I received tons of compliments. Delish!!!"

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lsharkey
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"LOVED this recipe! It was extremely easy and was super moist & flavorful. I didn't have ground mustard so I used about a tablespoon of Dijon. Also used chicken tenders instead of breasts. It was fantastic-even as left overs the next day!"

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ebeth2007
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Definitely not as good as I wanted it to be. Way, way, way too much butter - made it slimy and the onions mushy. If I made it again, I would not pour the leftover dipping sauce on it."

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aug2295
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Big hit here and extremely easy to put together. I used half the butter and thin sliced the chicken."

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WSUHomeEcDenise
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Very moist, flavorful, and easy to make. The only change I might make in the future is less butter."

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New Recipe Night!
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"This was a complete hit at my house. Loved it and it will become a regular menu item!"

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Blizt_40
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"My family LOVES this. I've tried a few other variations, but this is The One!"

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vewebber58
Reviewed May. 21, 2011

"This chicken was delicious, so moist and good. I do think I'd cut down on the butter the next time, maybe using only 4 - 6 tablespoons, and maybe use fewer onions, too."

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Debbie309
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"This recipe is a keeper. It is so delicious, easy to fix, and never fail. It is so good that I might just toss all my other chicken recipes and just stick with this one."

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ALKaSelsor
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"So EASY and yummy!"

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Nitnole711
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"Simply amazing!"

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smgop
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"Moist, oniony, crunchy - this chicken has it all!"

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ronayne
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"Very tasty. I used half the butter and it worked very well. Unfortunately because it's so high in calories and fat it will be a treat a couple of times a year. But the taste is excellent."

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eatnrun
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"This was great!!! My husband prefers dark meat but enjoyed this meal. Thanks for the recipe!!!!"

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Sonny James
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"This is a very good recipe. We enjoyed it very much."

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monroehead
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe and is now a family favorite."

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Love Taste of Home
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"This is so delicious and so SIMPLE. I sprayed it with Pam instead of doing butter so save on the fat content"

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TJTrails
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"Very easy to make & the whole family liked it. I will try using less butter next time, but will be adding it to the box."

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desalvo_b
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"Super easy to make and delicious for everyone. I used the amount of butter called for and it seemed to work fine though, onions still came out nice and crispy. I used only three chicken breasts instead of four."

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grannygourmet
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009

"Moist and flavorful. I didn't have quite enough fried onions on hand and so replaced about 2 oz. of that with some panko bread crumbs. It turned out great!"

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mariposa767
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2009

"I agree with the others. This is a wonderful tasting and very easy to prepare recipe! I have a feeling that it isn't all that healthy, but it is very good. We have it at least once or twice a month."

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Joscy
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2008

"Both my husband and I love chicken so we make it couple times/week. Came across this recipe and it's absolutely delicious. We make long grain/wild rice and cotttage cheese salad along with it.

Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Sincerely,"

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elisa
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2008 Edited Jun. 22, 2009

"Thank You Charlotte, This is delicious! It goes great with all sides :)"

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whateverfood
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"'Gasp!'"

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donnamariej
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"Half the butter is all you need.

Too much soaks the french fried onions. Donna"

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ReneeC___NCalif
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"I bet half the butter would work just fine....I'm going to try this!

Thanks Charlotte!"

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loki123
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2008

"This sounds so good but ohoooo the Calories..... Ican't even try it."

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lisa53202
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2008

"This is delicious, but I agree with islandlake and always use half the amount of butter called for."

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elisa
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2008 Edited Jun. 22, 2009

"This is so delicious. I haven't yet....but I am going to try it on fish. Thank You!"

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islandlake
Reviewed May. 20, 2008

"Very tasty! However, I would double the amount of chicken for this recipe. Too much butter for four pieces."

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beckijacobs
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2008

"This is my new favorite chicken recipe. Very moist and flavorful!"

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