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Baked Oniony Chicken

An easy, family-friendly chicken dish that features the sweetness of baked onions. Try it; this dish will become an all-time favorite.

My friend Malki told me all about her "easiest ever" family favorite: onion soup mix chicken. I just had to try it. She literally uses just onion soup mix, but I've added a few other steps and adapted it to indulge my baked onion cravings.

Make sure to make a big batch of my DIY Onion Soup Mix before making this recipe. 

Baked Oniony chicken
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  • 4Servings


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita
  • 3 tablespoon onion soup mix, divided
  • 3 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 chicken, about 3 1/2 pounds, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix olive oil and 1 tablespoon onion soup mix.
  3. Add onions and stir in olive oil and onion soup mixture.
  4. Place about a quarter of the onions on the bottom of prepared pan.
  5. Rinse chicken pieces, pat dry and place on top of onions in pan.
  6. Season chicken with remaining 2 tablespoons of onion soup mix, paprika and pepper.
  7. Scatter remaining onions and olive oil mixture on and around chicken, making sure to drizzle some of the remaining oil over chicken skin.
  8. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 1 hour or until chicken is browned.

If you have enough time, slice an additional onion and stuff a few slivers under the skin of each piece of chicken.