Savory Onion Chicken Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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.
Reviews for Savory Onion Chicken
"Easy to make and so delicious! Moist and flavorful! I didn't change a thing."
"This was so gross even with using name brand onion soup mix and good beer"
"i loved it only i would use boneless next time"
"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??"
"Easy and very good. Need more be said?"
"This was absolutely delicious."
"Yuck. 'nuf said."
"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."
"I was alittle nervous to try this but am so glad I did. The two taste combined were really good. Give it a try."
"Have made this dish a few times already - my husband loves it. It's so quick and easy to make yet so flavorful - and low cal/healthy to boot! Awesome!"
"Our only change was to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts and then reduced the cooking time a bit."
"we love french onion mix, so this recipe was perfect for us. but if you dont like french onion dip, then you probably wont like this. i use the french onion soup mix with my pot roast too and just love the flavor. thank you!"
"I made this recipe with chicken broth instead of beer, and used 20 oz. of chicken broth to make more gravy. I also made this with boneless skinless chicken breasts. While I didn't care for this recipe at all, both my husband and semi-picky child both loved it and have requested I make it again. I served it with mashed potatoes."
"Awesome, My whole family licked their plates."
"This was a very quick and delicious meal! My whole family really enjoyed it. I will definitely make it again!"
"Gravy was very bitter, don't know if it was the soup mix or the beer, but I will not try it again. 30 supper turned into an hour and a half making something different."
"Wont make it again. It was very bland. Not much flavor at all. Not sure if it was the onion soup mix that I used or what. But I probably wont make it again. My family didn't like it either."
"My husband and son loved this! I didn't have any beer so I used a can of chicken broth instead. Very good!"
"I have used this same recipe with pork and used chicken broth for the liquid. It is also very good."
"This was an outstanding, quick dish, that my husband and I both enjoyed. I used a Belgian Wheat beer and added a can of mushrooms. The result was a chicken variation of salsbury steak."
"This is really really good. I also made substitutions because of those with celiac disease in the family. I used corn flour and hard cider. Added mushrooms and sliced apples and served it with grilled soy and sesame asparagus and simple steamed rice. This flew well. The only complaint was that there were no leftovers. Wicked Julia"
"I made this recipe with apple cider,because of two small children in the house. It was amazing. I agree with the other comment,if you did not make the recipe,do not waste the readers time with you comments."
"Why would someone post a comment if they won't make the recipe. Like who cares if you don't use packaged ingredients? Just rate it if you made it!"
"Because of the amount of sodium in the soup mix I would not make this recipe with out using some other ingredients."
"I do not use any package mixes such as the onion soup mix--therefore, would not make this recipe."
"I'm not a great lover of beer either so I made this with hard cider. It was gorgeous! Apple goes really well with chicken and I still got the effect of using a clear flavourful liquid. You could use non alcoholic cider too with the same effect as the alcohol evaporates in cooking anyway. I just like the edge that hard cider gave it. I also added a little garlic powder and paprika to give the flavour a little more depth. Before I made the gravy I added some extra fresh onion, mushrooms and peeled, cored apple slices to the pan. I then kept them warm with the chicken while I made the gravy and it made the meal really delicious!"
"I made a few changes, I added saz'on, garlic, pepper and tyme....very good"
"However, I do a variation of this -- instead of beer, I use 7up and it works very well. I put it in the oven for about 45 minutes and it comes out delicious!"
"I'm not sure the Beer was necessary. I used a pale ale, it's what we had and the flavor of the ale was a little overpowering...I will probably try the recipe again with a different beer and if it still has an odd flavor. I will omit the beer and just use water or milk for a gravy style dish."
"Both my husband and I loved the taste of the beer and onion soup mix. I also added some fresh mushrooms. Maybe next time I'll add some red or green peppers also."
"WE don't like the taste of beer so I substituted it for root beer."
"I didn't care for this either. It was a little too bitter for me."
"Neither my husband or myself liked this recipe. My husband said I waisted good chicken to make this meal. I will never make this agin."
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.