Saturday, June 07, 2008

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The best part about fried chicken is how crispy it is. So whenever I fake fried chicken, that's my ultimate goal. But how do you get crispy? Most of the time it's related to the coating. I've seen chicken coated in potato chips, doritos, flour, cornmeal, panko, and French's fried onions is always touting how great their onions are for making chicken.

And really, that sounds like a pretty good idea. I mean, fried onions are already crispy, and they have the added bonus of imparting a great oniony flavor to the chicken. I didn't use French's fried onions, because Trader Joes carries their own brand, and I'm partial to Trader Joes. It's a quick easy dinner and I am becoming SUCH a pro at fried chicken. Even when it's baked!

Crispy Onion Chicken
2 chicken breasts
1/4 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
fried onions, crushed

1) Dip chicken in flour, then egg, then onions.
2) Refrigerate for one hour. Preheat oven to 400. Cook chicken for 20 - 30 minutes, or until cooked through.


  1. This sounds good, I get bored with my normal chicken recipes and am always looking for something different. I will have to try this one.

  2. and here i've been wondering what to do with those leftover fried onions in my pantry. awesome!!

  3. I happen to have some of those fried onions in my pantry. Now I have a better use for them than green bean casserole, which I hate but my husband loves. Hopefully when I try this my chicken will turn out as good as yours!

  4. I like fried chicken even if it's fake.

  5. Looks good. I've never done fried chicken really. I like those silly fried onions too. Like chips.

  6. yeah, that sounds good. i bet it added a great flavor, too!

  7. I've never heard of chicken coated in fried onions before.... sounds delish!