(Family Features) - With everyone heading back to school, there's always more to do and less time to do it in. Take the stress out of dinnertime with time-saving recipes that make meal times easier.
This recipe for Crunchy Onion Chicken scores high marks with both kids and adults. It uses crushed French Fried Onions as a delicious coating for boneless, skinless chicken. The best news for Mom is that it uses only four ingredients and takes less than thirty minutes to cook. The secret is in the coating which adds flavor and crunch while locking in foods' natural flavor and moisture.
The concept lends itself to other great meal time solutions, too. Crushed French Fried Onions can also be used as a coating for a variety of other ingredients in addition to chicken, such as pork, fish and vegetables. This simple coating technique is so easy, you can engage your kids in the process. Cooking makes a great learning experience, using measuring to teach math and reviewing the recipe as an opportunity to encourage reading.
The basic recipe for Crunchy Onion Chicken becomes Mexican Chicken with the simple addition of chili powder and chopped fresh cilantro or Thai chicken by adding toasted coconut and fresh basil to the coating mix.
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