French Onion Chicken Recipe

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It's hard to beat the delicious, rich flavor of French onion soup. Although the soup traditionally takes precious time to make, it is often served as a starter, as it is not hearty enough to serve as a main.

That's why I made this French Onion Chicken. It takes the flavors of French onion soup and turns it into a hearty main dish. Plus, it only takes 30 minutes to make. Serve with crusty bread or pasta or mashed potatoes and dinner is served.

Quick Caramelized Onion Recipe

Caramelized onions notoriously take ages to make. This recipe adds a little brown sugar to the onions and you stir them over medium-high heat to speed up the caramelization process. This means that instead of stirring the onions for 40 minutes, you will only be stirring them for 10 minutes.

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Skillet Chicken Dinner

  • 5 Tablespoons Butter without saltdivision

  • 1 1/4 Pound Boneless, skinless Chicken breast Tenderloins

  • 1 1/2 Tea spoons Kosher saltdivision

  • 3/4 teaspoon Fresh Ground black pepperDivide, plus more for garnish

  • 1 big Sweet OnionFinely chopped (approx 3 Cup)

  • 1 Tablespoon Light brown sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons All purpose flour

  • 1 Cup Meat broth

  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 Tea spoons cut off Fresh themePlus more for garnish

  • 4 Ounce Swiss cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)

  1. Cook the chicken:

    Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium (about 10-inch) ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken tenderloins with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

    Add the chicken to the pan in a single layer. Cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned, about 6 minutes total. Remove from skillet, place on a plate, and set aside. It's okay if they're not cooked—they'll finish cooking later. Do not clean the pan.

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  2. Preheat the broiler:

    Preheat the oven to broil with a rack about 6 inches away from the heat source.

  3. Cook the onions:

    In the same skillet, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the onions and sugar and cook, stirring often, until the onions are soft and lightly golden, about 10 minutes.

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  4. Make the sauce:

    Add the flour and stir continuously for 1 minute. Slowly stir in broth and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Stir in thyme and remaining 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

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    Just recipes / Frank Teo


  5. Finish cooking the chicken:

    Return the chicken to the skillet in an even layer and bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring and turning the chicken frequently, until the sauce has thickened and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reads 165°F, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

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  6. Serve broiled:

    Sprinkle top with cheese. Broil in preheated oven until cheese melts, 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with additional pepper and thyme and serve.

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Nutrition facts (per serving)
497 Calories
27 grams thick
18 grams Carbohydrates
45 grams Protein


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Nutrition facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 497
% Daily Value*
27 grams 34%
Saturated fat 15 grams 76%
161 mg 54%
895 mg 39%
18 grams 7%
Dietary fiber 1 g 5%
Total sugar 10 grams
45 grams
Vitamin C 8 mg 38%
Calcium 289 mg 22%
Iron 2 mg 13%
Potassium 576 mg 12%
*% Daily Value (DV) tells you how much of the nutrients in a serving of food contribute to your daily intake. 2,000 calories per day is used for general nutritional advice.

Nutrition information is calculated using the ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient substitutions are given, the first listed nutrient is counted. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.

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