Caramelized Onion Roast Chicken
Winner, winner chicken dinner, you know the phase, this is the dish; caramelized onion roast chicken. This takes a simple, inexpensive chicken meal to a whole new playing field. One dish, one hour, one pan, seriously, what’s not to love? Similar to a sheet pan dinner, skillet dinners are just as fast and simple. And although we all seem to have time on our hands these days, timing matters.
This a great, easy meal for families or individuals and it’s equally as tasty for culinary connoisseurs as well as those who don’t want to be bothered, but like good, flavorful meals. The beauty of chicken generally is it can be paired with a variety of seasonings, spices, marinades, brines, and rubs to accommodate a lot of menus, from simple comfort meals to ethnic cuisines from across the globe. Chicken is to many, the perfect protein. And I agree. This dish was inspired by my younger son and his love of both drumsticks and onions.
Why Is Chicken The Most Preferred Protein?
- America’s main meat of choice is chicken, which makes up about half of the meat we eat.
- Americans eat an average of 89 pounds of chicken a year, versus 54 pounds for beef and 50 pounds for pork.
- Consumers love the taste and practicality; it marries well with a variety of flavors, cooking methods, and recipes.
- Chicken is an affordable protein—much less expensive than beef.
- For health-conscious individuals, chicken is high in protein; low in calories; rich in essential vitamins like iron, zinc, and vitamin B; and low in fat and cholesterol.
Lockdown has been extremely challenging for families, but I think it has also taught us something very important; that shared family time (such as at the dinner table), is great quality time. A family sitting down together, to a simple, easy meal, helps a family handle the stresses of daily life and the hassles of our “new normal“, and that is something we all need right now.