Savory Onion Chicken Recipe
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Savory Onion Chicken Recipe

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Dinner doesn't get any easier than this tasty chicken entree. Buy chicken that's already cut up to save even more time. —Julia Anderson, Ringgold, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 231 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Place 2 tablespoons flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add soup mix and remaining flour, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Gradually whisk in beer. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Return chicken to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Savory Onion Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p12

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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WisconsinG User ID: 4499424 253882
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"easy to make and so delicious! Moist and flavorful! I didn't change a thing."

blhaslett User ID: 7278888 244182
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2016

"This was so gross even with using name brand onion soup mix and good beer"

serenity2002 User ID: 6574745 101256
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"i loved it only i would use boneless next time"

bikerbabe1953 User ID: 4001896 115354
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"My BF and I both love this. Great taste and so easy, Others have said BLah, make sure you use Lipton onion soup (not off brand) and I used a good brand of beer (again not off brand).

He is a OTR and I will freeze a lot of the leftovers for him to take with. Does anyone know if this will freeze well??"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 101254
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"easy and very good. Need more be said?"

pamdevone User ID: 3875916 183302
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"This was absolutely delicious."

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 117737
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2012

"Yuck. 'nuf said."

efobyrne User ID: 6831157 186650
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"It may be the brand of onion soup mix I used or maybe the brand of beer but this did not work for me at all. The sauce was bitter."

gingerriss User ID: 4959883 171719
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"I was alittle nervous to try this but am so glad I did. The two taste combined were really good. Give it a try."

onelov User ID: 5816929 101050
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011


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