Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Low Calorie Chicken & Onions Dinner

This simple recipe is one of the most simple meals to make, but is so delicious that it became one of my staple low calorie meals that I ate during the Biggest Loser competition I was involved with. I actually started looking forward to eating it on the nights I planned to have it for dinner.

In the past, I haven't been the biggest fan of onions unless they were wrapped in a delicious layer of fried batter. These cooked onions completely changed my way of thinking. I still don't plan on biting into a raw onion anytime soon, but cooked onions are no longer on my "Do Not Eat!" list.Although I haven't been able to change Paul and Gavin's opinions on onions, they absolutely love the flavor of the chicken. It has become one of their favorite meals too!

As I said, it is soooo easy to make! I typically make it just for myself, so this recipe is for one serving. But... It is a big serving. I can't say that I was ever able to eat the whole thing. To make for the family, I just multiply the recipe by however many people will be eating.

Start off by putting a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. Cut a chicken breast into about bite size pieces and add that to the skillet. Then, slice up a quarter of an onion and throw it in with the chicken and oil. 

Put the skillet on the stove at medium heat. Sprinkle to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. I usually season it twice to make sure that it is super flavorful!

I let it cook for awhile after the chicken is done. My preference is for the onions to get really, really soft and browned. Once I even let it cook so long that the chicken became somewhat blackened and that was really tasty too! So, in my opinion, overcooked is better than undercooked!

I HIGHLY recommend this recipe even if you are an onion hater like most of my family. Give it a try and let me know what you think :) The recipe is included below.

Low Calorie Chicken & Onions
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: approximately 10 minutes

Ingredients (1 serving)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 Onion
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Paprika to taste

1. Add all ingredients to a skillet.
2. Cook over medium heat until chicken is cooked through and onions are browned.
3. Serve and ENJOY!


  1. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

    1. I highly recommend it! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. This is one of my favorite ways too prepare boneless and skinless chicken breasts. Delicious!