The picture alone should make you want to fix this chicken. Of course I saw this recipe on Cassie Craves first and knew we had to try it right away. We made it the week after she posted. Gray and I both found it to be wonderfully flavorful. I'm sure you will see it on our menu plan again soon!
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 stick butter
2 large onions (thinly sliced)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 egg (beaten)
1 cup shredded or sliced muenster, gouda, or gruyere cheese (we used gruyere...oh my heavens)
Heat oven to 350. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add onions, sugar, salt, pepper and thyme. Continue to cook the onions, stirring often, until the onions have become soft and caramelized. Remove the onions from the pan. Season panko with salt and pepper. Place in a bowl. In a separate bowl place the beaten egg. Dip the chicken into the egg and then into the panko mixture. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, brown the chicken in the skillet on both sides. Place the chicken into a greased baking dish. Top chicken with onions and bake for 15 minutes. Top with cheese and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from onion when chicken is done and cheese is melted.