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Tender Onion Baked Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Tender Onion Baked Chicken

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"Tender, tasty chicken breasts baked with butter, salt, pepper, and oniony seasoning. All ages like these - my 3 year old loves them! This can be served with mashed potatoes or with rice. Very tasty for the whole family."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour melted margarine over the chicken strips. Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with dry onion soup mix.
  3. Bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 06, 2006

I needed something quick for dinner tonight and this fit with what I had on hand. I wish I would have read the reviews first, I agree that it was too salty. I did it different though. I mixed the soup mix with some seasoned bread crumbs. I dipped the tenders into the butter then into the soup mix and crumb mixture and then put it into the pan. I drizzled the left over butter over the top of the tenders then put into the oven. They were tasty and quick. Next time I may reduce the soup mix to cut some salt.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2008

I made this because it was such a quick meal to fix...This recipe is a good example of the importance of not being in a hurry! Way too salty...overpowering flavor from the onion soup packet. Not very good at all.

Jun 26, 2005

This was surprisingly good. I did think it was too salty as well from the mix. I would advise to use 1/2 as well.

May 28, 2009

Really surprisingly tasty and satisfying. I omitted the extra salt & pepper and only used 1/2 packet for 4 chicken breasts. Just sprinkle on as you would any seasoning, you'll know when to stop. Pour the melted butter on first so you don't wash off the soup mix, but go easy enough on the butter that the onions have a chance to get crispy. I served w/ plain white rice and a salad. 4 breasts only took 23 minutes to bake, by the way.

May 26, 2005

Quick and easy recipe. I read the other reviewers comments, and only used half of the onion soup mix, cutting out the additional salt altogether. I also served it with plain couscous, which toned down the saltiness of the chicken. All in all, it came out tasty.

Oct 22, 2004

I made this as the recipe calls, only I added about a cup of sliced mushrooms to it. Chicken was most and flavorful, but too salty (I did not add any salt). The gravy it made was nice with mashed potatoes. It was OK, not bad for so little work.

Nov 13, 2003

Another variation of this is to cut out 1/2 cup of water and to add 1/2 cup of sherry. It really adds flavor and the chicken is still really tender.

Sep 20, 2011

We really enjoyed this dinner. The only change I made was to not add the additional salt as the onion soup mix already has plenty of salt. It is a very quick dinner to put together. Lay the chicken in pan, pour over butter and soup mix and pop in the oven. While the chicken was baking I made white sticky rice to go with the chicken, and "Skillet Cabbage" from this site. Dinner was good and I will make this recipe again. Thanks Kim in Oklahoma for sharing your chicken recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 270 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 32.3 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 1421 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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