One Pot French Onion Chicken combines all the flavors of French onion soup with chicken in one easy recipe. Onions are caramelized and chicken is seasoned and browned then simmered together in one skillet. Sprinkle with cheese that melts over the top and every forkful is bursting with flavor and cheesy goodness!
French Onion Chicken Recipe
Are you a French onion soup lover like me? Do your taste buds start dancing when you see French onion soup on a menu? Onions cooked until caramelized and sweet. In a flavorful broth. Topped with melty cheese. Oh how that makes me happy. And now I’m getting hungry!
Enter French Onion Chicken, the latest recipe craze trending on the internet that combines tender chicken and all the flavors of onion soup, even the cheese, in one recipe.
Made in one skillet on your stove top, buttery caramelized onions simmer with lightly seasoned chicken tenders in a flavorful pan sauce. Smothered in cheese that melts over the top, trust me when I say that every forkful is truly irresistible.
Everyone will love this combination of the beloved French onion soup and seasoned chicken tenderloins covered in a blanket of melted cheese. Need I say more?
This chicken skillet recipe is one of my all-time favorites that’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner and impressive enough to serve guests. Delicious with rice or mashed potatoes, just add a salad and you’ll think you’re dining in a restaurant!
Caramelized Onions FAQ’s
What are caramelized onions?
Caramelized onions are onions that have been cooked for an extended length of time with a fat, either oil, butter or both. Caramelizing onions brings out their sweetness.
What is the difference between caramelized onions and sautéed onions?
Caramelized onions will be darker in color than sautéed onions. Sauteed onions cook at a higher temperature for less time. Caramelized onions cook at a low temperature for as long as 30 minutes and up to one hour. Caramelized onions are a deep rich dark golden color.
What does a caramelized onion taste like?
A caramelized onion has a sweet flavor with slight savory onion notes.
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- olive oil
- chicken tenders
- dried thyme
- kosher salt
- sweet onions, such as Vidalia
- sherry or beef broth
- beef broth
- Gruyere or Swiss cheese
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Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Season chicken with ½ tsp. thyme, kosher salt and pepper and cook until browned, turning once, and set aside.
In same skillet melt butter and add remaining 1 Tablespoon oil.
Cook onions over low heat until golden and softened, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.
Add sherry and cook 1 minute.
Combine broth, flour and remaining ½ tsp. thyme until blended and stir into onions.
Return chicken to skillet and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until chicken is cooked through and a sauce has formed.
Top with shredded cheese. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.