Tonight's dinner was extremely simple. Take chicken out of the freezer and go shopping. Hubby's birthday is tomorrow, and no, I'm not giving away any secrets here. Fast forward to the dinner hour, and the chicken is thawed. Take some French's brand French Fried Onions and crush them up, crack an egg and beat it up. We're really hard on our food! Next dip the chicken in the egg and then coat with the onion crumbs. OK, we've already preheated our oven to 400 degrees, right? Put the chicken on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness. I always cut mine in half (like fillets) before freezing, and I flattened them a bit, so I only cooked them about 15 minutes.
Here is the exact recipe. I was only cooking for two, so I cut it back.
French's Crispy Onion Chicken
2 cups (4 oz.) French’s® Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 egg, beaten
Place French Fried Onions in plastic bag. Lightly crush with hands or with rolling pin. Transfer to pie plate or waxed paper.
Dip chicken into egg; then coat with onion crumbs, pressing firmly to adhere. Place chicken on baking sheet. Sprinkle with additional crumbs, if desired.
Bake at 400°F for 20 min. until no longer pink in center
We had this with fried potatoes and green beans, along with the mismatched remnants of a bottle of Smoking Loon Merlot from Monday. Yeah, I know better than that, but that's what was open, and yeah, sometimes I'll open the second bottle to get the right match, but not tonight.
This simple recipe makes some tasty chicken right out of the oven.