Monday, March 29, 2010

Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken

This recipe came through from Tee on recipe challenge just in time for me to be starving and come on to find a quick dinner.  I didn't bother with crushing the onions but it would have made a finer "crust".  This was SO good!!


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • Place chicken, crumb side up, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 22-27 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 chicken breast half equals 286 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 498 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken published in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p53 


Tim said...

Wow, super easy and it sounds GREAT! I'll give it a shot and let you know what the family thinks.


Tim said...

We tried it and it was very well received. I think next time I will put in more cheese and less onions. The smell was incredible!