Smothered Chicken Breasts
Servings:
4
Ready In:
30 minutes
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
25 minutes
Wait Time:
0 minutes
Spiciness:
0/5

Ingredients

  • 4 (6.0 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 (teaspoon) salt
  • 1/4 (teaspoon) lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 3 (tablespoon) vegetable oil
  • 1 (medium) onion, sliced
  • 2 (tablespoon) packed brown sugar or sweetner of choice
  • 1/2 (cup) shredded Monterey Jack cheese (omit for lactose free)

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil for 13-15 minutes or until juices run clear; remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute the onion and brown sugar until onion is golden. Top chicken with caramelized onions and cheese, and place under broiler until cheese melts.

Nutrition Information

This nutrition information is an estimate only. We use software to calculate the nutritional analysis from the individual ingredients in each recipe. While we do our best to ensure accuracy, we make no representation or warranty regarding the information, and there can be no assurance that any of the information contained therein has not been, or will not be changed or altered.

amount per serving
Calories
183
Total Fat
15g
Saturated Fat
4g
Cholesterol
28mg
Sodium
369mg
Carbohydrate
3g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
2g
Protein
9g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
9%
Iron
0%
Potassium
25mg

Comments

  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Want to know more about caramelized onions? Follow this discussion: http://www.foodonthetable.com/discussions/278-caramelizing-onions

    over 3 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 321359

    Delicious and a family favorite!

    almost 3 years ago
  • Sandra
    Sandra 524277

    This is delicious. My son suggested next time we add mushrooms with the onions.

    almost 3 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Sandra, I agree with your son, I think some sauteed sliced mushrooms would taste wonderful with this! Also, I think that if you don't have lemon pepper seasoning on hand you could substitute a nice chicken grill seasoning instead.

    almost 3 years ago
  • Lori
    Lori 162645

    Interesting mix of flavors. Feel like I had the main dish and the dessert at the same time.

    almost 3 years ago
  • MichaelAnna
    MichaelAnna 643782

    Everyone loved it!! Even the kids.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 699963

    This was so good! Even my picky husband said I should make it again!

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 741971

    Delicious

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 167232

    very yummy

    over 2 years ago
  • Kristin
    Kristin 854245

    This was a very good recipe loved the carmelized onions.

    over 2 years ago
  • Kristin
    Kristin 854245

    This was a very good recipe loved the carmelized onions.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 833676

    If you can get me to eat a dry chicken breast with no ketchup or bbq sauce, it must be prtty good.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 833676

    If you can get me to eat a dry chicken breast with no ketchup or bbq sauce, it must be prtty good.

    over 2 years ago
  • Crystal
    Crystal 1130322

    I love this recipe! The only change I made was I did add the mushrooms. I am a mushroom lover though!

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Glad to hear Crystal! Do you mind sharing what side dishes you served with this?

    over 2 years ago
  • Crystal
    Crystal 1130322

    I made some rice because the sauce came out runny for me (not at all complaining I promise) I thought the rice would help soak up the leftover sauce flavor from the chicken. It was really good. I also made brusselsprouts (which I love). I boiled the brusselsprouts for a few, cut them in half and added them to any leftover onions I had. (I used the same pan I carmalized the onions/mushrooms in and added a little butter, while using any sauce left in the pan). It was all good, husband took leftovers to work.

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Ohhh! Sounds delicious Crystal! Thanks for sharing!

    over 2 years ago
  • Andre
    Andre 1206745

    loved the recipe made it twice. ADVICE! oil the chicken and use a rub or the seasonings and then wrap in foil and bake it 350 for 30 minutes. Do the rest of the recipe as shown. WOW it was amazing.

    over 2 years ago
  • Andre
    Andre 1206745

    Oh I forgot. I served with glazed baby carrots. :)

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1294098

    Quick, easy, and good. Instead of putting under broiler I just added the chicken back to skillet scooping the onions on top and then put the grated cheese on and put the lid on top for 2 minutes melted and was perfect. Nice one pan meal and no need to turn the oven on this way.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1288954

    someone remind me where I can find the protein content of.the recipes are???

    about 2 years ago
  • Donna (Food on the Table)
    Donna (Food on the Table) 86758

    @Anonymous, this is something we have to catch up on from the recent upgrades to our site (which will increase the functionality of the site tremendously as soon as we're finished adding back some capabilities that were lost in the initial upgrade). I checked on this particular recipe for you, and the protein per serving is 9 grams. I also wanted to let you know that there's a way to work around this for the time being, by using the site's old dashboard view. You can just use the URL foodonthetable.com/dashboard_old and then search for any recipe. There you'll see the 'old' view with all of the nutritional information. I hope that helps for now!

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1288954

    Thanks!

    about 2 years ago
  • Donna (Food on the Table)
    Donna (Food on the Table) 86758

    You're welcome!

    about 2 years ago
  • 1361544

    My husband wanted to make some sort of gravy with this meal when he found out what it was but I stuck to the recipe and he ended up saying it was the best chicken he'd ever had!

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1124089

    Oh. My. Word. This is the best chicken EVER!

    about 2 years ago
  • Joyce
    Joyce 1477885

    enjoyed....think I went a little overboard with the lemon-pepper seasoning though! didn't allow as much room for the taste of the onions, but hubby went back for seconds so I guess it was okay....I served with some rice

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1581426

    I loved this recipe!! I think I sprinkled on a little too much cheese though- the onions were the best part and I wanted to taste them more! Will make again!

    about 2 years ago
  • George
    George 1543195

    very good!

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1623086

    Loved this recipe it was yummy!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Mary
    Mary 721327

    Outstanding recipe!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Mary Ann
    Mary Ann 1737369

    One of the best meals we've ever had!! Simple to prepare with ingredients you have on hand.

    over 1 year ago
  • Angie
    Angie 487955

    Delicious!

    over 1 year ago
  • Kathy
    Kathy 1840898

    This was delish!!! I'm a clean food/low carb eater so I try to avoid sugar. I cut the BS in half. Worked for hubby too cuz he doesn't like sweet meat (except me!) the caramelized onions were so good I put them with spinach on a MG thin bread for breakfast this morning. Yum!

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1873784

    great

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1650073

    Yum!

    11 months ago
  • Shrinking On a Budget
    Shrinking On a Budget 2112044

    I lightened this up just a tad for my Shrinking On a Budget Meal Plan and it was delish! I did add the mushrooms as several suggested. I subbed Canola oil for the vegetable oil. I then sauteed the chicken in just 1 Tablespoon of oil, removed chicken and added another Tablespoon of oil. It effectively cut an entire Tablespoon of oil out of the recipe. Fantastic!!!

    11 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 473872

    Very good and quick.

    11 months ago
  • Angel
    Angel 1715181

    This was so good! And the chicken was so tender and it was really simple.

    10 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2230758

    Light dinner with a yummy mix of flavors

    9 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2247008

    I am in the process of making this recipe with plain white rice and I can already tell I went over board on lemon pepper

    8 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1650073

    I

    7 months ago
  • David
    David 2268739

    Very flavorful!

    7 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2287365

    chicken breast

    9 days ago