Chicken Breast topped with Caramelized Onions and Cornish Cruncher Cheese

This is a 'Marks and Spencer' dish from their 'COOK' range which I have copied - Naughty me!

Sorry, I can not be too accurate with amounts, I forgot to weigh things as I went, but it mostly depends on your taste. Just use what you feel is necessary.

You will need:

2 Chicken Breast Fillets
A Good Dollop of Cream Cheese
Half an Onion - Chopped Finely
Some Grated Cornish Cruncher Extra Matured Cheddar Cheese (or any other strong Cheddar you fancy)
Zest of 1 lemon (not the end of the world if you don't have any - don't fuss)
How to do it:

Fry the onions over a low heat until they become golden and caramelized.
Put to one side to cool.
Using a Sharp knife, cut each chicken fillet along one edge being careful not to cut right in half, so that they open like a book.
Place one at a time in between some cling film and bash with something 'bashable'! (a mallet type thing). So that they are quite flattened.
This will make them a lot thinner so they will cook a lot quicker.
Pat dry with kitchen paper and season. I only used pepper, no salt because of the cheese.
Place onto a lightly oiled tray and spread the cream cheese over the top of them.
Now put the onions over the top and then grate the 'Cornish Cruncher' cheese (or whatever Cheddar you are using) on top followed by the lemon zest.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200C/400F/Gas 6 for about 25-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
I did some potatoes roasted with red onions and bacon and also had did some green beans.
PS: Blogger is doing my head in today - it won't let me put spaces where I want to when starting a new sentence!!


  1. Chicken with caramelized onions and two kinds of cheese...mmm...

  2. I do that too Jan!! I think Marks and Sparks has the best ready meals, but I like to make my own so I often browse the store and then come home and invent my own versions! Your chicken looks fantatsically delicious!!! Way to go Jan!

  3. Can I add myself to the list of naughty people who go home and copy the dishes they saw in the supermarket or had in the restaurant?
    Well done Jan - it looks great!


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