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Caramelized onions create a glazed chicken with a mellowed bite. This is a great chicken recipe that I learned from my grandmother. It is simple and tastes delicious! If desired, serve with roasted potatoes which have been coated with the sauce.

Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr
15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and add the chicken, browning both sides of each piece. Saute for approximately 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Add the diced onion to the skillet and stir together with the chicken pieces for approximately 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and let simmer on medium high heat until the onions caramelize and create a sauce.

  • Simmer for approximately 30 minutes. You may need to add more water so that the sauce mixture doesn't dry out. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove and set on a plate.

Cook's Notes:

Use skinless thighs for a lower fat content. Use 2 medium onions if you don't have a large one.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 20.1g; carbohydrates 3.5g; fat 20.8g; cholesterol 95.8mg; sodium 91.8mg. Full Nutrition