Tuesday, January 11, 2011

french onion chicken

I have to share a super simple recipe with you.  It has become a family favorite of ours.  With two small kids I will serve whatever I can if they will eat it!!  I love it and just know you will too. 

I got the recipe from the back of the French's french fried onions can. 

What you need:

3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 large container of french fried onions, smashed up
You can use regular or the cheddar flavor. 

I have made it both ways and I love them both.

What you need to do:

Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.  Place the onions in a baggie and mash them up really fine.  Coat the chicken in egg and then coat in the onions.  Place the coated chicken in a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked completely. 

I am always nervous I will over cook, or under cook chicken.  When I make this recipe I usually cut the chicken into 1 inch strips.  It insures a faster cook time resulting in a very tender yummy main dish!

I usually serve ranch style beans and carrots to complete this meal. 
My kids love carrots.  I steam fresh baby carrots on the stove top and then sprinkle them with a dash of cinnamon. My kiddos will eat this meal up! 


Anonymous said...

I make something similar to this, except I use honey mustard instead of the egg! Hubs and I love it!

Meant to be a mom said...

Angie this is right up my Allie. I love simple and easy and this sounds really tasty. Thanks for sharing. :)

LeAnna said...

Mmm, this sounds good!

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

we love this too...have yet to try the cheddar flavor! and now i'm craving ranch style beans! thanks for nothing haha

Annie said...

this sounds so yummy and simple!! thanks for sharing!

Kelli W said...

Sounds yummy! I've never seen the cheddar onions before...fun!

Todd and Courtney said...

So funny that you posted this because I was upstairs cleaning out my office last night and found this recipe written on a card. I love it too but haven't made it in a super long time.

Sally said...

I am always looking for new (and EASY) ideas that my kids will go for. This is right up our alley! Thanks for posting, can't wait to try it!

beka said...

wowza, that sounds amazing:)

Kelli said...

Yum. I'm always nervous with chicken too but I think I'm going to fry it for the first time this weekend.

Karen At Home Blog said...

Yum, this sounds amazing!!! I love those onions, I always make green bean casserole for the holidays and have to hold myself back from eating all the friend onions!!


Unknown said...

That sounds soooooooo good!!!
I love your easy recipes :)