Tangy Onion Chicken

I got back into the kitchen this past week. I had a craving for a teriyaki chicken my mom makes using French’s French Fried Onions, but my teriyaki sauce was running a little low, so I decided to mix things up a little. If you’re bbq chicken fan, but looking for a little variation, this might be a recipe for you!

Tangy Onion Chicken:

  • 4 thin-sliced chicken breasts (approx. 1.3 lbs)
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • French’s French Fried Onions
  • 1/2 cup honey mustard
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce (I used K.C. Masterpiece’s Kettle-Cooked Original)

Mix 1/2 cup honey mustard & 1/2 cup bbq sauce together. Coat the bottom of your baking dish, but save at least 1/4 cup of the mixture for later.

In a sealed bag, mix flour, paprika, garlic powder, & onion powder. Then add french fried onions & lightly crush until it appears you have close to equal parts flour & french fried onions (you may have to repeat this a couple of times to get the right amount).

Place the chicken breasts in the baking dish to get a little of the honey mustard/bbq sauce mix on either side, then move them to the bag & shake to coat (having a little sauce already on them will help get more french fried onions to stick).

When the chicken is satisfactorily covered, remove from the bag & place in baking dish. Drizzle remaining sauce over the top (I found it easiest to use a spoon rather than pour). Sprinkle some additional french fried onions after you add the rest of the sauce. If you’re like me & prefer more crunch, you’ll want to be more heavy-handed, but keep in mind the more french fried onions you sprinkle on top, the closer you’ll need to watch the bake, as they can get a little crispy.

All that’s left is to bake at 450° for about 30 minutes.

*You could also marinate the chicken overnight if you want to make sure you get the bbq flavor good & strong. Since I was experimenting I only marinated two of the chicken breasts in half the sauce, & I felt like the sauce drizzled over the top made more of a difference, especially when it came to the leftovers.

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