Crispy Onion Chicken Recipe
- 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)
- 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.
1 chicken breast half : 603 calories, 47g fat (21g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 919mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.
Reviews for Crispy Onion Chicken
"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."
"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. :)"
"I found garlic-pepper flavored fried onions in the produce department, so I omitted the garlic salt and pepper. Turned out great!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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!"
"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!"
"So amazing! Staple in my chicken rotation. I use the cheddar onions."
"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."
"There weren't any leftovers ! Everybody loved it!"
"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!"
"Excellent flavor. Guests love it. Will definitely make it again."
"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!"
"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!"
"Very good and tasty. Have used this recipe on pork chops as well and they turn out great!"
"The clouds parted and I am sure I heard an angelic choir singing!! AMAZING!!"
"Wonderfully tasty and quick to prepare! This recipe has become a family favourite."
"It is so good! You will love it!"
"Very moist and delicious. My husband and his boss loved it. :)"
"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."
"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."
"Very moist, flavorful, and easy to make. The only change I might make in the future is less butter."
"This was a complete hit at my house. Loved it and it will become a regular menu item!"
"My family LOVES this. I've tried a few other variations, but this is The One!"
"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."
"So easy and yummy!"
"Moist, oniony, crunchy - this chicken has it all!"
"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."
"This was great!!! My husband prefers dark meat but enjoyed this meal. Thanks for the recipe!!!!"
"This is a very good recipe. We enjoyed it very much."
"This is an excellent recipe and is now a family favorite."
"This is so delicious and so SIMPLE. I sprayed it with Pam instead of doing butter so save on the fat content"
"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."
"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!"
"Thank You Charlotte, This is delicious! It goes great with all sides :)"
"Half the butter is all you need.Too much soaks the french fried onions. Donna"
"I bet half the butter would work just fine....I'm going to try this!Thanks Charlotte!"
"This sounds so good but ohoooo the Calories..... Ican't even try it."
"This is delicious, but I agree with islandlake and always use half the amount of butter called for."
"This is so delicious. I haven't yet....but I am going to try it on fish. Thank You!"
"Very tasty! However, I would double the amount of chicken for this recipe. Too much butter for four pieces."
"This is my new favorite chicken recipe. Very moist and flavorful!"