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Crispy Onion Chicken

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.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • 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°.
Nutrition 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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  • Janis
    Oct 1, 2020

    This was SO easy and delicious as well.

  • modestcook
    Apr 4, 2020

    Here is my question. I also have a recipe titled Tasty Onion Chicken in my recipe box. It is exactly as this one. But written by a lady named Jennifer from Thorndale, Texas. This one is entered by a totally different person. I printed this one in 2018 What the heck is going on here?

  • Josie
    Apr 1, 2020

    The picky eaters in my house loved this one. I used large chicken breasts, so next time I'll increase the amount of onions. Also used prepared honey mustard instead of ground mustard.

  • shawnba
    Mar 6, 2020

    We really enjoyed this recipe. Full disclosure, I used pork chops because that’s what I had on hand, and they were delicious. Will definitely make this again. VFE

  • gunslinger
    Apr 19, 2019

    Crust was crispy and had a great flavor, Chicken was very tender.

  • joannewells
    Jan 17, 2018

    What do you do about the soggy bottom?

  • M
    Nov 11, 2017

    Everyone loved it!

  • Lady Fingers
    Jul 14, 2017

    I made this recipe for dinner tonight, using the new Caramelized Onion flavor French-fried onions. They are a bit sweeter than the regular onion topping, but the mustard in the butter mixture balanced that out nicely. It came together nicely, and the topping did stick to the chicken. Don't worry about the amount of butter -- it seemed that any extra remelted and drained off the chicken.

  • ailurophileg
    Jul 4, 2017

    I halved the breasts, used half the butter called for, twice the onions called for and after they were done put them on a rack over the pan I cooked them in, spooned the juices on them and let them rest in the oven at 200 for a few minutes to let them crisp up. Excellent. :)

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 1, 2017

    This is one of the best ways to fix chicken!! The French-fried onions complement the chicken very nicely!! It's a keeper!!