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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 (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.

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Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 257524
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2016

"I thought this was really good and easy for a |weeknight dinner. I took some of the other

Reviewer recommendations and used a broiler pan in the over so the onions wouldn't become soggy."

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 253080
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

"Family loved this. I also used evoo instead of butter. Nice flavor. I did had just a touch of flour to the onion rings to help hold the mixture on the chicken. Next time zip think I will marinate the chicken in this sauce for a couple of hours before dredging in onions and baking."

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lorstout User ID: 2537668 253041
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"Great flavor, but as others said, too much butter. I will definitely make again with half the butter or olive oil as suggested by others. Only about half of the onions were needed to coat the chicken well, so I would suggest starting with half the can, then add more if needed."

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 249668
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 User ID: 1056158 247790
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 User ID: 2736354 244950
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 User ID: 8702452 242004
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 User ID: 4495741 235158
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"disapointed"

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Kstanchfield User ID: 7685227 232581
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 User ID: 7825623 231570
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 User ID: 149103 231313
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 User ID: 7694521 226996
Reviewed May. 26, 2015

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

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MaceMcSquee User ID: 6139606 219715
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 User ID: 6222073 46311
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 User ID: 6488698 49161
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 User ID: 7341496 89063
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 User ID: 7583608 89728
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

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

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BoosBug User ID: 7052546 89001
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 User ID: 1469174 56021
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

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

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heishman01 User ID: 5338223 205663
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 User ID: 5015543 49146
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

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

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frawgee_lady User ID: 4500578 89727
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 User ID: 1598935 59812
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 User ID: 6434204 205662
Reviewed May. 9, 2012

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

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jancarroll User ID: 1065365 56020
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

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

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cherylthomas User ID: 932959 46310
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

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

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sfprincess User ID: 2695305 131371
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

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

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s_pants User ID: 174050 55181
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 User ID: 1850683 205661
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 User ID: 1648289 59806
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 User ID: 3427347 140735
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 User ID: 2951063 96204
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 User ID: 4631582 49145
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 User ID: 6150534 205660
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! User ID: 5861696 55179
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 User ID: 6051591 89726
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 User ID: 998755 88962
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 User ID: 1007342 55177
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 User ID: 5945346 46195
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"So EASY and yummy!"

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Nitnole711 User ID: 5949391 71032
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"Simply amazing!"

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smgop User ID: 1120552 205659
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

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

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ronayne User ID: 2783099 59805
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 User ID: 2156030 89724
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 User ID: 5821567 205658
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

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

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monroehead User ID: 1940599 129291
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

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

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Love Taste of Home User ID: 5812512 89722
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 User ID: 1261407 96202
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 User ID: 5166019 205657
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 User ID: 3148826 65132
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 User ID: 1061551 71031
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 User ID: 2694585 129287
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 User ID: 1925350 46193
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 User ID: 1336157 88961
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"'Gasp!'"

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donnamariej User ID: 1775285 56019
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 User ID: 106192 88890
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 User ID: 3236433 46071
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2008

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

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lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 71029
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 User ID: 1925350 205656
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 User ID: 1110576 129280
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 User ID: 2235409 128432
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2008

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

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