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French Onion chicken
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One Pot French Onion Chicken

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: french onion chicken recipe, french onion chicken skillet
Servings: 4
Calories: 446kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil , divided
  • 1 ¼ lbs. boneless chicken tenders
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme , divided
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 sweet onions , such as Vidalia, sliced, 4 cups
  • ¼ cup sherry or beef broth
  • 1 ¼ cups beef broth
  • 1 Tbs. flour
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese or Swiss cheese


  • 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.


Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 816mg | Potassium: 819mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 410mg | Iron: 3mg