Earlier this week, I quickly turned to facebook to find an easy, kid pleasing, delicious recipe using chicken breasts. French's crunchy onion chicken was suggested and after looking at the recipes, and comments on the recipe, I decided to try it out. I am so glad I did. I love those french fried onions, they are so tasty! So pair that with some seasonings, horseradish for a slight kick, and chicken strips and we have a serious winner at our house. This recipe will not disappoint. I'm betting your whole family will be happy with it!
Crunchy Onion Chicken
adapted from French's
3 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch strips
1 bulb fresh garlic (optional)
2-3 cups french fried onions, lightly crushed in to smaller bits
1/3 cup flour
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch strips, set aside on a pan in a single layer. Lightly crush the onions and place in a shallow bowl. Place flour in a separate bowl. Place eggs and prepared horseradish in a bowl and whisk together.
If you desire, cut open the garlic and rub on both sides of the chicken strips. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of chicken strips. Sprinkle half of the garlic powder on the chicken. Flip the chicken strips over and season with remaining garlic powder and salt and pepper. After you season the chicken, dredge each piece of chicken in the flour, shaking off excess, then dipping in egg mixture, and then into the crushed onions, pressing them on as you coat the chicken.
Place each piece of chicken on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper making sure the chicken strips don't touch.
Put chicken in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Carefully flip each strip and then bake for an additional 10 minutes until the center is no longer pink.