Flavorful Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Turmeric RIce

Looking for a quick and delicious chicken dish?  This Flavorful Chicken with Caramelized Onions is absolutely bursting with flavor!   The flavor comes from a 10-spice seasoning blend made with many of the spices you likely have on hand in your kitchen.  One of the spices you may want to purchase is this Chili Lime Seasoning Blend from Trader Joe’s.  It is a delicious blend of spices that lends a nice touch to this dish.  If you don’t feel like buying it, you can use Chili Powder instead.

And the perfect complement to this dish is a Turmeric Rice.  Adding turmeric to the rice water yields a beautiful yellow color while also dramatically enhancing the  health benefit of this whole grain side dish.

This recipe will be one you will want to make for company!

Flavorful Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Turmeric Rice

This chicken is bursting with flavor!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Entrees
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets I prefer thin chicken cutlets, but regular boneless chicken breasts can work as well.
  • 2 vidalia onions
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Spice Mix

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp Trader Joe's Chili Lime Seasoning Blend you can also use chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp powdered mustard
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar

Turmeric Rice

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 tsp turmeric


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Slice the onions and place the separated slices in the bottom of a rectangular pyrex dish.

  3. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on the onions and toss. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Bake onions for about 20-30 minutes while you prepare the rest of the dish.

  5. Make the rice by bringing 2 cups of water to a boil.

  6. When boiling, add 1 cup of brown rice and the turmeric. Stir.

  7. Bring water to a boil again. Then turn down heat and cover the pot. Simmer the rice until all water is absorbed and the rice is soft. About 30-40 minutes.

  8. While rice is cooking, make the seasoning mix by placing all spices in a bowl and stirring well.

  9. Prepare raw chicken by trimming it. Season both sides of each breast with the seasoning mix. Use all of the seasoning.

  10. Heat a saute pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When oil is heated, add the chicken.

  11. Brown each side of the chicken for 5 minutes per side.

  12. After onions have cooked for about 20-30 minutes, remove pan from oven. Place chicken on top of onions and cover pyrex with tinfoil.

  13. Return pan to oven and cook about 20 minutes for cutlets, and maybe more like 30 minutes for thicker breasts. Remove from oven when chicken is cooked through.

  14. Serve chicken with the rice and enjoy!

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