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Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken Recipe

“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. YIELD: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)


  • 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 thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.

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.

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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!"

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 186762
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"NO good for me"

susan ritter User ID: 1166300 190833
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2013

"I've made this several times - didn't change a thing and love it!"

mamamissy User ID: 6249478 103835
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

"I was not prepared for how delicious this was going to be. Will be making this all the time!"

hvedaa User ID: 6816764 110033
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"My dad is fussy and he LOVES this!"

lpeters86 User ID: 3481982 103834
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"I honestly cannot believe how amazing this recipe is! So simple, inexpensive and quick! The French-fried onions and barbecue sauce create a carmelized sauce that is unique and tasty! I will definitely make this again."

mrsmabutler User ID: 4464933 171552
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"This is one of my favorites! It is easy to make, very flavorful and extremely moist! I use tenders instead of large breasts and this makes it even easier!"

silly girl User ID: 5270321 107207
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"I rated this 3 stars because my husband liked it. My children and I did not. The tastes together were weird to me..maybe because i used honey bbq sauce?? It also took an hour to cook..but they were big breasts...since I usually eat the leftovers being a stay at home mom, I prob. won' t make it again."

Sally Miner User ID: 1714177 190832
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"This was a big hit with my husband and me. In fact making it again tonight for dinner."

shessuchariot User ID: 5896569 103832
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"I made this chicken for my 2nd time tonight & it is absolutely wonderful. My husband normally complains about the "healthy" food that I make, but he loved this...and didn't even know it was low in fat and calories. I always have a lb. of fresh parmesan on hand, so I grated my own & it came out delicious."

poodlebird User ID: 3654036 188470
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"easy and very good"

jcheorkee User ID: 5273932 188466
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"Very easy for this non cooker to do. Used a sweet honey barbecue sauce with all other listed ingredients. chicken was very tender, wife absolutely loved it. This one is definitely going into my dinner rotation. Can't wait to try other sauces / toppings!"

cathy1022 User ID: 2395101 211575
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"I made the receipe just as written which I always do the first time. It was excellent. It will stay in my rotation of five star dishes. Great recipe. I highly recommend it."

nickisix User ID: 4311186 146364
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"A great casual dish to prepare for friends. An easy and tasty meal for your family."

bodzenski User ID: 3996944 171551
Reviewed May. 13, 2010


brusiusns User ID: 1363941 128616
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"Love this recipe! Cut some up for my 10 month old son too and he loved it. Planning on using the leftovers in a barbeque chicken wrap."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 171263
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"Really easy, really good!"

cstsang98 User ID: 5117433 171261
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"Wow, the chicken came out so moist and juicy! Just like the recipe stated!"

pososkid User ID: 1284693 211574
Reviewed May. 8, 2010

"I wasn't sure how the ingredients would taste combined, but this was delicious and so moist!!!"

wiscook User ID: 1143528 110032
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"I put the chicken on the grill, but turning it was a problem, but turned out ok."

adamsclan User ID: 4982492 189637
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2010

"quick and easy recipe. Even our granddaughter, who won't eat anything with barbecue sauce or onions, ate this."

daisyshae99 User ID: 1005356 171259
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"I thought this was really tasty and my husband was in heaven. A while back they were advertising a recipe like this on tv and my husband was commenting on how good it looked. I cringed as I thought about how unhealthy it would be. Glad I found a way to make both of us happy!"

Kathyreyn User ID: 5037232 110031
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"This chicken was very tasty, moist and easy to make. My family loved it!"

idiot54 User ID: 1097845 187700
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"easy, quick and delicious. fantastic."

smiles408 User ID: 4317897 189636
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"This recipe was a winner with my husband and me. I love that it's so quick and easy, and the chicken was really moist."

summitshadow User ID: 2495038 187698
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"Wife and I tried this last night, very quick and easy for those busy nights, plus very light on the wallet."

tweenke1 User ID: 4792789 107190
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"The chicken turned out really moist! I breaded the chicken on both sides and cooked as directed. Will make again!"

anncash User ID: 155911 186761
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"I will make this over and over. easy and very good, definite a keeper! My husband loves it."

huskraz User ID: 4855849 211573
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"My daughter helped me make this, it was easy enough for her to read the recipe and do it. My family really loved it. The flavors work well together."

cheriwinkle User ID: 1239361 171550
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"This is simple but delicious! I used Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce that I had on hand. I doubled the recipe for my needs and the lg. (6-oz) can onion rings was 2-2/3 cups. I dipped one side in crumbles, but there was leftovers which I sprinkled over the breasts on the pans. A hit and definite keeper!"

lissakay_osu User ID: 1956332 146363
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"Absolutely delicious! Even my sister who doesn't like BBQ sauce thought it was terrific."

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