Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken Recipe
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Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken Recipe

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“I threw this recipe together one night when I had two chicken breasts to use up. After adding french-fried onions and baked-on barbecue sauce, I was thrilled with how moist and tasty it turned out. My husband was, too!” Jane Holey - Clayton, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1-1/3 cups french-fried onions, crushed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 286 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 498mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Place barbecue sauce in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the onions, cheese and pepper. Dip both sides of chicken in barbecue sauce, then one side in onion mixture.
  2. Place chicken, crumb side up, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 22-27 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p53

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VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 267852
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2017

"My chicken turned out tender. I felt it needed more flavor so dipped in bbq sauce as I ate."

xxcskier User ID: 1136353 263518
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2017

"This was so simple and fast! We loved this and will make it many more times! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 146366
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

"It has been requested again this week. I'd say that is a testimonial that it is great."

IamBridge User ID: 7845066 186763
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"I'm very glad I decided to give this a try. I was very skeptical and didn't think it would turn out to well but it turned out great and tastes amazing. I am very impressed!"

kaysmom2000 User ID: 6196941 171553
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"OMG!!! Delicious.....I made it without the cheese but only because we have a lactose intolerant person eating with us. Made it with baked potatoes and mixed vegetables. Will definitely be making again."

fxlr92 User ID: 1892248 187746
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"Have no idea how this can be called "healthy". BBQ sauce is loaded with sugar, French fried onion rings speaks for itself and cheese."

gggrandmother User ID: 7065402 188476
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"I made this exactly like the recipe.Note** I usually love TOH recipes, however, this did not turn out well for me. The chicken filets were not tender & there was too much onion mixture. My husband thought the chicken was tough & his piece seemed that way. I do not know what was wrong..sadly- I won't make this again. Note to people who submit their recipes....keep on submitting. It takes courage plus talent --some of the reviews are very insulting to the submitters. Shame on them! I love TOH recipe help and I have learned so much from the reviews and the submitters of the recipes."

Mr. slowcooker User ID: 6909941 146365
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"This tasted great. easy to make and fast. My wife and I loved it. I will be making this again."

Timbergurl1 User ID: 4047214 188472
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"Awesome recipe! My grandma got me hooked on using french-fried onions to bread chicken, but the bbq sauce makes it even better! Just make sure you use GOOD Parmesan cheese and bbq sauce. If you don't, it won't taste right."

Elaine W-9 User ID: 5608772 175684
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"This is a great recipe for anyone on a low-fat diet. Tastes great and something different from the usual chicken recipes you find. My husband loves this and I will be making it often!"

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