I'm always trying to find new and exciting ways to spice up chicken. Sometimes it just gets boring to put salt, pepper, and garlic on a chicken breast and bake it in the oven.
As I was driving home one night, I was trying to decide what I could do with chicken for dinner. Then it hit me! I could carmelize some red onion, and then stuff the chicken with that, bbq sauce and cheddar cheese! All of those flavours are pretty tasty together, so it's a great idea, right?
Well, the stuffing of the chicken breast makes it a bad idea. Not the flavour combination. That was still pretty great. But, uh, I apparently can't cut the chicken just enough to stuff it. Nope. I either cut the entire way through, or just cut off a hunk of chicken from the whole breast, because I so cannot cut evenly.
Instead, I just put a layer of bbq sauce, the onions, then the cheese on top of the chicken, and baked it that way. It turned out really well! Though I still think stuffing it would have been more fun.
Ready for a super simple recipe?
BBQ Carmelized Onion Cheddar Chicken
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a small frying pan, sautee red onions until they are nice and carmelized.
Place chicken onto a cookie sheet, and season with salt and pepper.
Squirt on some of your favourite BBQ sauce.
Put a layer of sauteed onions.
Top with cheese of your choice. I ended up using both cheddar and mozzarella, because that's what I had!
Bake for 30 minutes, or until the juices run clear.
I had this chicken with asparagus and broccoli. Yum!
Hooray for quick and easy dinners!