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French Onion Chicken

Skillet Chicken with Buttery Caramelized Onion Gravy and Melted Cheeses. A simple, flavorful, 30-minute meal!

French Onion Chicken Skillet Chicken with Buttery Caramelized Onion Gravy and Melted Cheeses. A simple, flavorful, 30-minute meal! www.modernhoney.com #30minutemeal #dinnerrecipe #frenchonionchicken #cheesychicken #chickendinner

It’s officially cooled off in Arizona! It is a MIRACLE! It’s been overcast and rainy all day long and I am loving every minute of it. It is hard to feel like it’s Fall when it is 105 degrees outside. I will take a day in the 70’s all day long.

Since we are dreaming about sweaters and cozy foods, I have to share a warm, comforting chicken dish that will be sure to please your people. It’s what you want in comfort food — flavorful and filling.

French Onion Chicken Skillet Chicken with Buttery Caramelized Onion Gravy and Melted Cheeses. A simple, flavorful, 30-minute meal! www.modernhoney.com #30minutemeal #dinnerrecipe #frenchonionchicken #cheesychicken #chickendinner

This Skillet French Onion Chicken is made with juicy chicken breasts topped with caramelized onions, two kinds of ooey gooey melted cheese, in a rich velvety sauce. Plus it is all made in one skillet which makes it so easy!

This is such a heavenly dish and you will be hooked after one bite! The melted cheese and caramelized onions completely transform the chicken!

If you love French Onion Soup, you will go crazy for this Cheesy French Onion Chicken. I will break down all of the steps to make it super simple for you!

French Onion Chicken Skillet Chicken with Buttery Caramelized Onion Gravy and Melted Cheeses. A simple, flavorful, 30-minute meal! www.modernhoney.com #30minutemeal #dinnerrecipe #frenchonionchicken #cheesychicken #chickendinner

How to make French Onion Chicken:

  • Start with uniformly sized chicken breasts. You can buy thinly sliced chicken breasts or even gently pound them to ensure the breasts are the same size. This ensures they are evenly cooked.
  • Season the chicken breast with olive oil and spices. Cook until lightly browned and golden on each side.
  • Saute the onions in butter until softened and translucent. This is where the magic happens! When onions become soft, the potency diminishes and the natural sweetness comes out.  Stir in beef broth as a base for the sauce. Add in cornstarch or flour to slightly thicken it.
  • After the chicken has been browned and the onions are tender, top chicken breast with two kinds of cheese — provolone and swiss and place in the oven to continue cooking the chicken breast and melt the cheeses.
  • Top with fresh herbs for a bit of freshness.

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French Onion Chicken

Skillet Chicken with Buttery Caramelized Onion Gravy and Melted Cheeses. A simple, flavorful, 30-minute meal!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients  

  • 2 large Sweet Onions (sliced)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • (1) 14-ounce can Beef Broth
  • 4 Chicken Breasts (pound to uniform size)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cornstarch (or Flour)
  • 4 Slices Provolone Cheese
  • 4 Slices Swiss or Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parsley or Fresh Herbs to garnish
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.  Add butter to skillet and let melt. Add sliced onions and stir around to coat with butter. Continue to cook, stirring often, for about 15 minutes or until onions are translucent and softened. 
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Once onions are done cooking, remove onions from the skillet and set aside.  Place chicken breasts in pan and cook for 5 minutes per side.  
  • Remove chicken from skillet and place on a plate. Cover with a paper towel to keep warm.  Return onions to skillet and sprinkle the cornstarch or flour over onions. Stir. Pour in beef broth and use a whisk to stir the mixture and make sure the cornstarch is completely dissolved. 
  • Once it is thickened, add the chicken back into skillet and spoon sauce all over the chicken. Top one slice of provolone cheese and one slice of Swiss cheese over each chicken breast. Transfer oven-safe skillet to preheated oven and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through. 
  • Spoon sauce and onions over the chicken. Garnish with parsley or Italian herbs. 

Notes

*Adapted from La Creme de La Crumb 

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 127mg, Sodium: 1180mg, Potassium: 679mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 692IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 309mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4
Calories: 479
Keyword: French Onion Chicken
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  1. 5 stars
    We love this recipe! Fast, delicious and easy this French Onion Chicken pairs really well with rice, mashed potatoes or buttered pasta. This recipe is a favorite and a regualr in our rotation!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is a hit every time I make it, from a one-year old and up! Serve the chicken with homemade seasoned croutons and that French Onion Soup feel really comes out!

  3. Can you use bone in chicken breasts-if so, how long to cook in oven? Also, what other cheese can I use besides Swiss or provolone? Maybe Monterey Jack?

  4. This dish is excellent! It really does taste a lot like French onion soup. Always looking for new and different recipes to add to my rotation and this one is a keeper! As others mentioned, mine came out light colored and gravy master gave the dish that nice dark color.
    Thanks for a great recipe

  5. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and we loved it!! I made a little more sauce to have over mashed potatoes!! It was so easy! I also added half tsp of “Better Than Bouillon “ Roasted Beef.