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Simple Chicken and Caramelized Onion Pasta Recipe from the Five Ingredient Recipe Cookbook
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Chicken and Caramelized Onion Pasta Recipe

A simple recipe from the Five Ingredient Recipes cookbook by Philia Kelnhofer.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Dine & Dish


  • 1 large red onion finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 pound chicken breast each breast cut into thirds, or chicken tenders
  • Pinch each of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 2 cups cooked sweet peas this is my addition, not part of the original recipe
  • 1 cup plain yogurt


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the red onion in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes, or until the onion is soft and caramelized.
  2. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and the chicken and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through, and remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water, and return the pasta to the pot it was cooked in.
  4. Pour the reserved water back into the pot with the pasta, add the cooked peas and stir in the yogurt until the noodles are coated with the yogurt.
  5. Add the chicken mixture to the pasta. Stir and serve.

Recipe Notes

From the Five Ingredient Recipes cookbook.