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Baked Chicken and Onions

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  • Servings: 4
Baked Chicken and Onions

Source: Everyday Food, April 2004


  • 1 cut-up chicken, (3 1/2 pounds in 8 pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place sliced onions and chicken pieces in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or roasting pan. Drizzle with vegetable oil; season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Toss to coat.

  2. Arrange chicken, skin sides up, on top of onions; sprinkle with paprika.

  3. Bake, tossing onions and basting chicken occasionally, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with the tip of a sharp paring knife, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve hot.

Reviews (7)

  • pattipoopidoo 11 Apr, 2011

    I took the time to review this twice over the years, it's that good. Sadly, it seems all the reviews we've taken the time to write on these recipes were all deleted while fancying up the site? Not cool at all!

  • grrlTravels 10 Sep, 2010

    Since paprika doesn't agree with me I used curry instead, and it was good! The onions are divine, it preps easy, and the cooking time isn't that long. I had cauliflower in the oven with the chicken--turned out great.

  • pattipoopidoo 18 Oct, 2008

    Update: Make sure not to use a GLASS PYREX dish for this one. Mine exploded in the oven last night while making this (for the second time this week. -- it's that good!)

    They are not meant to take that high of a heat, and it could have been extremely dangerous if it were on the stovetop and not inside the oven when it explded. And I do mean exploded -- it made a loud pop and I heard the glass hit the sides of the oven.

  • pattipoopidoo 12 Oct, 2008

    Wowza! I would have NEVER thought that this totally simple recipe would taste so great, but it is a real winner! It took less than 5 minutes to put into the baking dish, but it tasted awesome! I will make this one again and again. Next time, I'll add an extra onion, because they were that good. I served this with a butternut squash that I cut in half, scooped out the seeds and added a pat of butter, then baked along with the chicken. Really delicious.

  • halljeanne 12 Sep, 2008

    Perfect dish for the busy chef....took about 5 minutes to prepare and 35 minutes to cook....Easiest and tastiest chicken dish I have found....Everyone loved it!

  • iterris 27 Mar, 2008

    I made this tonight for dinner. It was the easiest chicken dinner I have made yet. It was very tasty and I followed the directions to the tea and it turned out just perfect. And I will also make it again.

  • CourtneyFFox 18 Mar, 2008

    This was so easy to make! The onions made this chicken taste so sweet and buttery. Delicious!

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