Onion Chicken, My Way

January 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Posted in Chicken, Main Dish, My Own Creation | Leave a comment

Recently, I made Onion Chicken for the very first time.  Today, I needed something quick for supper and had some chicken tenderloins in the freezer; I took them out to thaw and then stood there, staring at them and wondering what they could turn themselves into.

Well, they never said what they wanted to be, so I took off to the grocery store.

I can be a dangerous person when I’m walking around the grocery store without a list.  The only thing that saved me today was the fact that I only had $40 in my checking account.

My feet ended up taking me into the aisle where they have the French fried onions.  Hmm.  Last time I made that, the guys really enjoyed it.  So, I grabbed a small container of the fried onions.  I liked the recipe that French’s shared but decided to fix it up to “my way”


1 pound of chicken tenderloins

1 container of French’s French Fried Onions

1 5-ounce container of evaporated milk*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray an 11 x 7 casserole dish with butter-flavored PAM, or you can use real butter, maybe three tablespoons?  I used PAM.

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Pour the evaporated milk into the container of chicken tenders.

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Let the chicken soak for about five minutes; this is about the length of time it took me to crunch up the onions.  I used most of the container of onions, which you can see below.

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Take a chicken tender from the milk, let it drain a bit, then gently slide it into the onions and crunch around, covering the entire chicken tender with onions.  Set the chicken tenders in the prepared casserole dish.

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Spray the top of the tenders with buttery PAM.  Or, again, if you prefer, add a pat of butter to each chicken piece.

Bake chicken, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

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Remove from oven, flip chicken pieces over and respray with PAM.  Bake for 15 more minutes; remove from oven and let them rest for five minutes.

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We had zero leftovers tonight.





*yes, I know, I have been BOYCOTTING this company (Nestle) for nearly 14 years, but they were the only ones who had evaporated milk on the shelf; I didn’t want generic milk.  Blah!  There was nobody around to ask where the other brands of evaporated milk was, either.


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