Caramelized Onion Chicken

Tender moist chicken is treated with deliciously sweet caramelized onions, mustard, honey and seasoning. As if that was not enough, this scrumptious dish is then topped off with fried onion rings. The textures and flavors are amazing!

Caramelized Onion Chicken

Photo by Robert P.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1

    lemon, rind of

  • 2

    tablespoons light soy sauce

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1

    tablespoon crushed garlic

  • 3

    tablespoons honey

  • 3

    tablespoons wholegrain mustard

  • 2⅕

    pounds chicken portions (1 kg)

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 1

    medium onion, chopped

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • ONION RINGS:

  • 2

    large onions, sliced very thinly

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    tablespoons plain flour

  • Cooking oil for frying

Directions

Mix the lemon juice and rind, soy sauce, ground black pepper, garlic, honey and mustard and mix very well. Use this to season the chicken. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350° F/180° C Heat up a pan and when hot, add the butter, chopped onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook until the onion is soft and golden in color (about 15 minutes). Add the chicken pieces, including the marinade, and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, turning over at half time. Line a baking sheet with a non stick liner. Arrange the chicken pieces on a single layer and spoon the remaining marinade in the pan over each piece. Bake for 30-40 minutes until browned and cooked, turning over halfway through the cooking time. Transfer to a serving dish and top with the fried onions (see instructions below). While the chicken is in the oven you can prepare the fried onion rings: Season the onions with the salt. Spread on baking tray lined with kitchen paper. Leave for 10 minutes. Pat the onions dry with kitchen paper. Sprinkle with the flour and mix well. Heat up the cooking oil and when hot, fry the sliced onions in in batches. Fry until golden brown. Use as topping for the chicken before serving.


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