Brined Chicken w/ Sautéed Onion Dipping Sauce

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


A tender and delicious way to prepare chicken!


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
20 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • ·
    for the dipping sauce:
  • ·
    1 sweet onion – sliced
  • ·
    1 tsp. salt
  • ·
    1 tsp. sugar
  • ·
    ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ·
    ¼ cup vinegar
  • ·
    1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ·
    for the chicken breast:
  • ·
    2-3 lbs. boneless chicken breast
  • ·
    for the brine:
  • ·
    5 cups water
  • ·
    ¼ cup salt
  • ·
    ¼ cup sugar
  • ·
    1 tbs. dried oregano
  • ·
    1 tsp. black pepper
  • ·
    1 tsp. cumin
  • ·
    3 tbs. vinegar
  • ·
    ½ tsp. cloves
  • ·
    juice of 1 lime

How to Make Brined Chicken w/ Sautéed Onion Dipping Sauce


  1. For the Dipping Sauce:
    Sauté the onion in a tablespoon of olive oil until transparent. Let the onion cool.

    Place the onion in a food processor and add the rest of the ingredients. Give a few good chops until the desired consistency is reached. Place in a container and refrigerate.
  2. For the Chicken Breast:
    Combine all of the above in a pot; add the chicken and cover in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

    Remove from the brine and cut the chicken into desired sized pieces.

    Heat a 10 inch frying pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

    If the chicken is cut into ¼ to ½ inch thickness it should take about 6 to 10 minutes over medium heat; turning the chicken pieces occasionally to sauté evenly. Do not overcrowd the pan.

    Serve with the onion dipping sauce.

Printable Recipe Card

About Brined Chicken w/ Sautéed Onion Dipping Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Healthy

Leave a Comment

25 Delicious Recipes For Newlyweds

25 Delicious Recipes for Newlyweds

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Now that you've done that whole marriage thing, tackling these delicious recipes shouldn't be a problem. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, these are recipes any newlywed should be able...

Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

Kitchen Crew

When the weather gets warmer, my grill gets a workout. Chicken becomes a staple in my dinner rotation and grilled chicken is seriously one of the simplest meals to prepare...

22 Mouth-watering Fried Chicken Recipes

22 Mouth-Watering Fried Chicken Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Fried chicken makes everything better. Here are 22 oh-so-wonderful recipes to make homemade fried chicken!