Chicken with Caramelized Onions

MAKES: 6 servings
CRISPY RATING: Actually pretty easy and very flavorful


  • 1 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cup onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1. Combine salt, peppers and thyme in a small bowl. Rub chicken breasts with 1/2 of the spice mix. Set aside.

2. Thinly slice the onions. In a large skillet, over medium heat cook onions about 10 minutes until golden in color, stirring frequently.

3. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 of spice mixture. Add 1/4 cup of the chicken broth and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

4. Add 2 Tbsp broth and cook until liquid evaporates, scraping the pan to loosen browned bits.

5. Add remaining broth and cook to reduce liquid. Add vinegar and cook 2 minutes. Remove onion and set aside, keeping warm.

6. Spray skillet with cooking spray, over medium heat, add chicken. Cook 5 minutes and turn, cook 5 more minutes and check for doneness. Continue cooking as needed.

7. Serve chicken breasts with the caramelized onions on top.


This one looks a bit complicated and involved, but it really isn't hard. And the results are very worth it! If you want to make 4 larger servings, they'll be 5 pts each.

For 6 servings, MasterCook says: 188 Calories; 2g Fat (8.0% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 66mg Cholesterol; 298mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat.

I got this recipe from the WW Recipe Review Board, from a poster named ESTEW01BS.

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