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Annika's Sweet Onion Chicken Breasts

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Category: Main Dishes
# of Servings: 3
Recipe Created By: Annika Hugon


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3 boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 onion, sliced thinly
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 1/2 tsp cumin
dash pepper
1 tsp dried mushroom powder OR 4-5 sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup brown sugar


In saucepan, heat oil. Saute onions and mushrooms or mushroom powder for a few minutes until onions are translucent. Stir in spices and brown sugar.

Put chicken breasts in pan with onions. Cook until cooked through, turning after about 5 minutes.

Serve with the onions and sauce drizzled over.

Good with rice.


Annika loves onions. This was something she came up with when the main dinner wasn't safe - she had chicken breasts and carte blanche to do whatever she wanted! The onions were her idea, and then I helped with some suggestions on spices - cumin, yes; lemon pepper, no.

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I tweaked this a bit. I only had boneless, skinless thighs on hand. I cut about 5 of them into strips for this. I also added red bell pepper with the onions and mushrooms and about 1/8 cup water before the spices and a little less of the brown sugar (my family isn't big on sweet and the bell pepper and onion usually sweetens up a dish).

I went to take a pic after dinner and found no chicken left to take a picture of. Big hit here. Definitely saving this.

Thank you.

Kathy P - KFA Admin 9/26/2016 8:14:03 PM

Glad it worked for you!

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