Chicken with Caramelised Onions

    45 mins

    This is an easy but flavourful chicken recipe that I learned from my gran. Serve with a nutty wild rice blend.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 15-30ml (1 to 2 tablespoons) olive oil
    • 4 skinless chicken thighs
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 3 large onions, diced
    • 500 ml (2 cups) water

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large pan heat the oil and add the chicken. Brown all over and then cook for about 10 minutes adding salt and pepper to taste.
    2. Add the onion and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Add water and simmer until the onions caramelise and create a sauce.
    3. Simmer for a further 30 minutes adding more water so that the sauce mixture doesn't dry out. When the chicken is cooked, remove to a serving platter.
    4. Serve with sauce poured over.

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    If I could give this recipe 10 stars I would! This was FABULOUS : ) I just made this last night, although I did make some slight changes. I used chicken breasts, instead of thighs, and increased the olive oil to 3 Tbls. I also seasoned the chicken liberally (before browning in oil) with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I also cooked the onions much longer than the recipe stated (about 13 minutes) because I like to get my onions really carmalized and bring out their flavor-be careful not to burn them! I served the chicken with oven roasted potatoes as suggested (I used yukon gold potatoes, quarted them, and tossed them with olive oil, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika-baked at 475 degrees for 20 minutes) and I did toss the potatoes with the onion mixture. Very, very simple and it tastes out of this world! Do not be fooled by it's simplicity, and do not hesitate to add your own spices as this recipe is a wonderful base that can be adjusted to suit any palate. A +++++  -  08 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried this recipe twice. I liked it. Although, The second time I added a few dashes of spices like:garlic powder, paprika, chicken bouillion, & turmeric during the simmer stage. It made the recipe taste even better!  -  26 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this is REALLY good. I chopped the thighs into small pieces and seasoned them first w/ paprika, garlic, soul seasoning, & pepper. made according to directions. 5 min before finishing I added 1.5 Tablespoons of flour to 1 cup sour cream and added it to the sauce. OH, it's sooo good!  -  26 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)