Here, savoury sautéed chicken breasts are paired with sweetly cooked onions and a fresh rosemary and thyme sauce. Spinach tagliatelle makes a good accompaniment.
*Use caramelised onions to top a homemade pizza, or stuff into pitta pockets along with fresh vegetables for a vegetarian sandwich. Or just serve as a side dish.
*Replace the chicken breasts with boneless pork loin chops or turkey breast fillets.
*Does chopping onions make you cry? Blame it on the sulphuric compounds in the vegetable. One remedy is to leave the root end intact; this is where the compounds are concentrated. Or freeze the onion for 20 minutes before cutting, to inhibit the chemical release.
Caramelising the onions produces a rich flavour, and makes them much more palatable. The same cooking process can bring out the best flavour in other vegetables, such as peppers and carrots.
Nice and easy for beginner and very yummy too - 10 Jan 2013
My partner LOVED this - thank you! - 10 Jul 2012