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Spiced Chicken and Onions

Simple easy flavorful chicken inspired by the best dish I had on my recent trip to Mexico! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Kosher
Keyword: Chicken, Flavorful, Onion, Paprika
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 1kcal


  • 1 pack boneless dark meat chicken Sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Spanish/yellow onion sliced made ahead caramelized onions can also be used in place of this
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • Salt to taste about 1 tsp .


  • Add chicken, 1 tbs olive oil, and spices together in bowl. Mix until chicken is coated evenly. Marinate for at least 30 min, or longer if desired. This step can be done as early as needed, just leave the chicken in the fridge while it marinates. 
  • Heat pan on medium with remaining olive oil, and begin to soften the onion. Once translucent, add chicken and sauté all together until everything fully cooked (about 7-10 min). Onions should take on the color of the chicken. Dark meat has a lot of leeway with cooking time making it less likely to dry out, so you can leave it in longer if desired to really allow all the flavors to join together, it’s insanely good (another 5 min should do). 
  • Serve over rice or grain of choice and enjoy!