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Savory Onion Chicken Recipe

Savory Onion Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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


sbball2 User ID: 5845267 101253
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"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!"

KatieH User ID: 771818 184681
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"Our only change was to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts and then reduced the cooking time a bit."

meliss6483 User ID: 4176135 184680
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"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!"

raileigh13 User ID: 996248 101245
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"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."

angelon911 User ID: 5775104 101047
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"Awesome, My whole family licked their plates."

barbaradell User ID: 4422268 184820
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"I had a taste for chicken wings one night and used them in this recipe. they came out delicious! I didn't have any beer so i used wine to deglaze the pan. It made a great gravy and I made some angel hair pasta to put it over. A quick delicious dinner for a weeknight!!"

TinaM75 User ID: 4845561 184619
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"This was a very quick and delicious meal! My whole family really enjoyed it. I will definitely make it again!"

auntbren User ID: 4332000 183301
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"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."

wendy3effle User ID: 4046300 144994
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"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."

mhermstein User ID: 4809324 184819
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"My husband and son loved this! I didn't have any beer so I used a can of chicken broth instead. Very good!"

sambow96 User ID: 1195219 211030
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2010

"I have used this same recipe with pork and used chicken broth for the liquid. It is also very good."

FarmerGig User ID: 4442248 166111
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"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."

vieux User ID: 4712790 186645
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"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"

Stines1 User ID: 2465987 144992
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"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."

gail0925 User ID: 5048650 115352
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"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!"

CarmelN User ID: 1395071 167653
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"Because of the amount of sodium in the soup mix I would not make this recipe with out using some other ingredients."

kedi User ID: 1105509 117735
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"I do not use any package mixes such as the onion soup mix--therefore, would not make this recipe."

LeLimey User ID: 4716277 126072
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"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!"

sabby02 User ID: 4274520 171713
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"I made a few changes, I added saz'on, garlic, pepper and tyme....very good"

LaraineOda User ID: 2895548 211029
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"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!"

jeuels User ID: 3266749 101239
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2010

"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."

jossie62 User ID: 121231 211028
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"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."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 115351
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"WE don't like the taste of beer so I substituted it for root beer."

Mizuno155 User ID: 2581871 171710
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"I didn't care for this either. It was a little too bitter for me."

ryanswife User ID: 2152282 101044
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"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."

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