This caramelized onion blackened chicken recipe is perfect any night of the week. Made from simple ingredients, you can pull this entire meal together in under 30 minutes. The chicken is pan roasted with a simple blackening spice, then topped with caramelized onion and provolone or mozzarella cheese.

Enjoy this dish with a side of vegetables and rice for a heartier meal. For a lighter option, try cauliflower rice instead of regular.

Caramelized Onion Blackened Chicken – Healthyish Foods

Ingredients Needed for Caramelized Onion Blackened Chicken

Chicken Breasts – For this recipe, grab Smart Chicken’s chicken breasts and butterfly them into four thin cutlets.

Butter / Olive Oil – You will need both olive oil and butter for this recipe.

Blackening Spice – Season the chicken with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and dried oregano.

Onions – You will need 2-3 onions for this recipe. Be sure to peel them and slice them about ½ inch thick.

Provolone Cheese – For this recipe, you will need 3-4 slices of provolone or mozzarella cheese.

Italian Parsley – Garnish the dish with some freshly chopped Italian parsley.  

Caramelized Onion Blackened Chicken – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Caramelized Onion Blackened Chicken

Add olive oil to a non-stick skillet over medium heat.

Add the sliced onions and sauté until they brown.

Season with a few turns of cracked black pepper.

Remove from the heat and set aside.

Cut your chicken breasts into four thin cutlets

Toss them with the blackening spice. Make sure they’re well coated.

Heat a non-stick skillet, add butter and olive oil.

Once hot, add the seasoned chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Top the chicken with the onions and provolone cheese.

Add a touch of water to the pan. The steam will help melt the cheese.

Top with freshly chopped Italian parsley.

Enjoy.

Caramelized Onion Blackened Chicken – Healthyish Foods

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat in the microwave. Looking for more chicken recipes?

Caramelized Onion Blackened Chicken – Healthyish Foods

Caramelized Onion Blackened Chicken

This caramelized onion blackened chicken recipe is perfect any night of the week. Made from simple ingredients, you can pull this entire meal together in under 30 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, Smart Chicken butterflied
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Onions

  • 2-3 medium onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Cheese / Garnish

  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley

Equipment

  • 2 9-inch non-stick skillets

Instructions 

  • Add olive oil to a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the sliced onions and sauté until they brown.
  • Season with a few turns of cracked black pepper.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Cut your chicken breasts into four thin cutlets
  • Toss them with the blackening spice. Make sure they’re well coated.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet, add butter and olive oil.
  • Once hot, add the seasoned chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • Top the chicken with the caramelized onions and provolone cheese.
  • Add a touch of water to the pan. The steam will help melt the cheese.
  • Top with freshly chopped Italian parsley.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 310kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 617mg, Potassium: 553mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 455IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 175mg, Iron: 1mg