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Caramelized Onion Chicken with Raspberry Pan Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins

If you like caramelized onions, then you will love this Caramelized Onion Chicken with Raspberry Pan Sauce. It’s a healthy, dairy-free weeknight dinner than comes together in just 40 minutes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: caramelized onions, chicken breast, raspberry jam
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenders, pounded to even thickness
  • cup raspberry jam, low added sugar if available
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce OR coconut aminos
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped (OR ½ teaspoon dried)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Heat a large skillet over MEDIUM heat. Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and once hot, add the sliced onion. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Turn the heat to LOW and continue to sauté, stirring regularly, for about 20 minutes, until the onion is soft and caramelized. Add additional olive oil to the pan as needed to ensure that the onion doesn't burn.
  2. While the onion is cooking, in a small bowl, combine the raspberry jam, red wine vinegar, soy sauce/coconut aminos, ginger, and rosemary. Set aside.
  3. Season the chicken breast tenders with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Once the onion is done cooking, remove it from the pan and set aside. Return the pan to MEDIUM heat and add another Tablespoon of olive oil. Add half the chicken tenders to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the chicken. Once cooked through, remove the pieces from the pan and place them on a paper towel lined plate. Then cook the second half of chicken and once done, remove it from the pan onto the plate.
  5. Add the jam mixture to the pan and turn the heat to LOW so that it doesn't burn. Stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spoon or whisk for about 2 minutes. Return the chicken and onions to the pan and coat with the raspberry pan sauce. Turn off the heat and serve immediately with a whole grain of choice (I recommend barley or farro).

* Recipe Adapted from Cooking Light