Caramelized Onion Chicken

  • virevixa Posted: 03/02/09
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    I make this with sugar-free preserves whenever I'm craving teriyaki chicken. The flavor is similar enough to pass for teriyaki, with so much less sugar. It's really easy too, and great for a weeknight meal. I serve with steamed brown rice and broccoli.

  • Seaside1800 Posted: 12/11/09
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    This has become one of our favorite chicken dishes. It's easy to make, is very flavorful and can be made for a weeknight meal or a fancy company dinner. I don't make any changes to the recipe...it's wonderful just the way it is. Normally, I make white or brown rice and steam some fresh vegetables. Mmmmm!!

  • LFreels Posted: 03/03/09
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    Yum. The sauce had a great flavor and kept the chicken nice and moist. My husband's only suggestion was to make more next time.

  • bschwarz Posted: 08/23/09
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    This was pretty darn good. Would serve to guests. quick. easy. no fancy ingredents. Served with peas. Used fresh rosemary.

  • NoGreatChef Posted: 02/09/09
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    The sauce in this recipe is so good! It was like a delicious sweet and sour sauce from a Chinese food restruant. My only complaint was that the recipe did not call for nearly enough onions. I love onions so I almost doubled the amount asked. Also, I paired it with sauteed green beans as advertised but there was so much sauce left that wasn't absorbed. The 2nd time we put it with "fried" rice and it was perfect. This is my new favorite chicken dish!

  • carlybarley7 Posted: 03/05/09
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    I don't buy chicken tenders so I made this with butterflied chicken breasts. The onions and chicken actually looked great if lacking a little flavor, but when I added the jam sauce it basically looked like bloody chicken. The taste was alright, but too fruity from the jam. I would definitely edit this recipe before I tried it again.

  • pshouston Posted: 01/27/10
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    This was fine, but not great. I feel like it's average at best and a really strange sauce concoction. I recently made CL's Raspberry-Balsamic Glazed Chicken which is very similar but definitely a real five star outstanding recipe - just as easy to make as well. I prefer it to this one; therefore, I wouldn't make this recipe again.

  • ChefJenn Posted: 12/01/09
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    Tried this recipe and was very pleasantly surprised. I did read some other reviews so I made some alterations. I love onions so I doubled the amount and I still think I could have used more. Cooked them MUCH longer than suggested and made sure they were sauteed well before adding the chicken. Used raspberry preserves and it was still good. Doubled the vinegar (used red wine) and soy sauce. Used ground ginger instead of minced. I don't think this looked like bloody chicken at all. Mine has a nice deep red color. The flavor was great but towards the end, the extra sauce did start getting a little too sweet. I served this over rice, as well as threw some green beans into the mix when I re-added the chicken and onions to the sauce. I'd definitely make this again, maybe adding even a little more vinegar or something to cut the sweetness, but it still wasn't a deal breaker!

  • ns1582 Posted: 03/30/09
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    I have just read all 149 reviews. Can't imagine why I never wrote before; this is one of my favorite recipes and also that of my husband of 50 + years. We do like additional onion but the remainder of the ingredients are fine. Do feel I need a little more oil olive to prevent onion from burning, or a little lower heat for the time the onion is cooking. Keep the good ones coming!

  • davidslori Posted: 08/02/09
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    OMG! This is such a great tasting dish! I forgot to add the rosemary, but it tasted great without. As a side I made quinoa with almonds and steamed broccoli. Next time I'll try to make green beans with the recipe as the broccoli, though good, didn't quite seem to go with this dish. I rate this as THE BEST DISH I have made with CL, and believe me I think there are alot of great recipes, but this dish was so easy to make for the fabulous taste it presents, definitely company worthy, expect rave reviews!

  • Allie624 Posted: 02/21/10
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    Pretty good, easy recipe. Made a side of brown rice and served the chicken and sauce over the rice, which was good. Not amazing, but might make again because it was so easy.

  • eem338787 Posted: 06/24/10
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    This has been one of my go-to recipes for years. If it isn't amazing then you must have screwed up (not that I can really understand how that would be possible given how simple this recipe is...). I serve it with sweet potatoes and green beans.

  • love2coooook Posted: 11/10/09
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    Wonderful, fast and tasty weeknight chicken! Yum yum yum!

  • kbrooke Posted: 09/17/09
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    Not a good taste!!! I was extremely excited about this recipe and I read ALL 142 revies on this (which made me even more curious) There seemed to be a over flow of outstanding reviews with one or two absolutely horrible reviews mixed. I am a HUGE fan of chicken with fruit preserves so I made this recipe in two batches. I tried making it exactly according to the directions and then in another pot made it with the reviews suggestions (more onions, balsamic vineger rather than red wine and left out the rosemary and I doubled as it said as well). Both dishes had a very strange taste to them and not a very pleasant taste. I agree with everyone in that it was a weird italian chinese combination and I even left out the rosemary!! The chicken was extremely dry and I agree with one reviewer it looked like bloody chicken. We ended up both taking one bite of each and threw it out making pizza instead. I've never in my life had to throw out a meal and I love cooking light. I would not make it again based on both taste and presentation.

  • littlepiggy Posted: 02/03/10
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    I really wanted to like this recipe after reading all the reviews, but found it really disappointing. The flavor was just, there, nothing special.

  • Kuenzi123 Posted: 01/02/10
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    This is fantastic. I followed suggestion by omitting the rosemary and doubling the onions. Next time I think I might even TRIPLE the onions because we love them! I used a seedless black raspberry jam and it was awesome. Very simple. I served it with brown rice and some simple sauteed veggies.

  • chiirioz Posted: 02/25/10
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    Very good. I didn't really have time to measure the exact proportions it said but I'm pretty sure I used a little less Jam and a little bit more soy sauce as I felt it was a bit too sweet. I have a vendetta against Raspberries (for some reason) so I opted to use a Black Currant Jam instead. I think balsamic would be good also instead of red-wine but the red-wine came out great. I omitted the dried rosemary and ginger (didn't have any) and added garlic for a more savory flavor. I used a stainless steel pan so I mixed all the sauce ingredients in a cup before deglazing the pan with the sauce and let the vinegary taste cook off a bit. Worked great and all those caramelized brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan were wonderful. Great, quick recipe especially since I have very little time in the middle of the week. Quick cleanup too. :)

  • niftyfoodie Posted: 06/09/10
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    I really don't understand how this has 5 stars. I made this dish and honestly, the sauce tasted extremely unappetizing. I had to throw this dish away and order take-out. Just for reference, I didn't edit or alter the recipe in ANY way.

  • captainawesome Posted: 11/30/10
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    Me and the wife made this as a quick weeknight dinner with garlic green beans and it was awesome!! the sauce tastes great!

  • Serenitii Posted: 03/16/11
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    Simply delicious! I was worried it might be too sweet or raspberry at first but WOW was I wrong! It was a savoury moist chicken with a slightly sweet and tangy sauce! Wonderful wonderful recipe! I didn't have raspberry jam on hand (doh!) so I threw in some strawberry jam and it was still amazing! This is definately a new favorite! Based on others reviews I also added much more onion. Even kids would love these! They're just little bits of sweet goodness to compliment the chicken!

  • MMarie Posted: 05/23/11
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    So easy and delicious! Our whole family loved it and it was all in the pantry/freezer. I subbed strawberry jam since we had it around. This will become a go-to in our house. I let the onions caramelize on low for a long time while tidying up, rather than using higher heat and babysitting them.

  • MarkSz Posted: 05/27/11
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    Very quick and incredibly simple tasty recipe. My only issue is visual. It is not a pretty dish but it tastes great. I used Balsamic Vinegar and it worked perfectly with the soy sauce to cut the sweetness of the jam and onions. I added a bit more balsamic then called for. Next time I will sautee the onions (a lot more of them) separately and brown the chicken before mixing them into the sauce. My wife went back for seconds and she recommends that we make rice to go with it next time. I ate the left overs the next day and it was even better. Just like a great stew or soup the flavors melded together and the meat became even juicier.

  • Shari0012 Posted: 07/01/11
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    The sauce has a good flavor but overpowers the chicken--a little too sweet for my taste. I probably would not make this again.

  • crysmys Posted: 08/04/11
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    A definite keeper. Wasn't sure what to expect, but the sauce was a nice surprise. May cut back on the ginger next time, and will add a lot more onions - but will definitely keep in the rotation.

  • Nichelleley Posted: 01/09/12
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    This is definitely tasty, but nothing special. I subbed garlic for the ginger and it went really nice with the other flavors. I served this with green beans and couscous. Super fast and easy.

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 02/09/12
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    A totally strange combination of the ingredients for the sauce, but the raspberry, soy sauce, and ginger married perfectly! Definitely don't omit the rosemary - the bright flavor on top of the sweet-sour sauce was delicious. Agree that it isn't the prettiest dish, but taste makes up for it. Served with green beans, but next time would try rice as suggested, to soak up that extra sauce. Would also triple the onions and caramelize way down with sugar before adding in the chicken.

  • phoebe1214 Posted: 03/29/12
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    Everyone liked this dish, but I thought it was a bit too sweet. I think I would like it better with slightly less of the jam next time, maybe 1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup. Also upped the amount of onion like others suggested.

  • Pat207 Posted: 12/25/12
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    This is an excellent recipe for family and guest menu. My only suggestion is to double sauce...it is so good!

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