French Onion Chicken Skillet

FRENCH ONION CHICKEN SKILLET

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Calling all french onion soup lovers, this french onion chicken skillet is going to be your new obsession. It has all of the classic flavors of french onion soup. This is seriously one of my favorite meals of all time.

The best part is the incredible caramelized onions that pair perfectly with the juicy chicken. This french onion chicken is so easy to make in one skillet and is topped with melted Gruyere cheese. The only part that takes some time is caramelizing the onions – which is well worth it!

What Is French Onion Chicken Made Of?

French onion chicken consists of perfectly seasoned cooked chicken, caramelized onions, and melted cheese. Also, this french onion chicken is all made in one skillet!

Why You Will Love This French Onion Chicken Skillet

  • This french onion chicken is packed with so much flavor.
  • This is one of the most delicious ways to cook chicken tenders.
  • The perfectly seasoned chicken and caramelized onions are an amazing combination.
  • You can make this french onion chicken in one skillet! Talk about an easy yet incredibly delicious meal!
  • It is such a flavorful dinner that is easy to make.

One Skillet French Onion Chicken

This french onion chicken recipe can be made in one skillet or one pan. Make sure to use a large skillet or frying pan. This makes it super easy!

Ingredients For French Onion Chicken Skillet

French Onion Chicken Skillet Ingredients
  • Chicken: Chicken tenders work perfectly in this recipe.
  • Butter: To caramelize the onions.
  • Onion: Slice the onions and caramelize them.
  • Seasoning: Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and thyme.
  • Bay Leaf: Adds another layer of flavor.
  • Beef Broth: Gives this recipe classic french onion flavor.
  • Balsamic Glaze: Deglazes the onions from the skillet and adds flavor and complexity.
  • Cheese: Melt the cheese on the french onion chicken.

What Onions To Use For French Onion Chicken

White, brown, yellow, or sweet onions will work perfectly in this recipe.

How Many Onions To Use

This recipe calls for 4-5 medium-sized onions, giving you many caramelized onions in every bite. We have found that this is the perfect amount of onions. The onions get smaller when they cook down and caramelize. We feel that you can never have enough caramelized onions as they are so incredibly delicious!

Add Thyme

Thyme adds flavor to this french onion chicken. Fresh thyme sprigs or dried thyme will work in this recipe.

Balsamic Glaze Or Balsamic Vinegar

You can use balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar in this recipe. Either way, it will add another layer of flavor to the french onion chicken. We like to use the balsamic glaze as it is more concentrated in flavor but if you don’t have it balsamic vinegar will also work.

What Cheese To Use

This french onion chicken skillet is topped with melted cheese. We melted Gruyere cheese but light swiss cheese and light mozzarella cheese are other great options.

Season French Onion Chicken

This french onion chicken is incredibly flavorful. It is perfectly seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, and thyme. Also, the balsamic glaze and beef broth add complexity and classic french onion flavor.

How To Make French Onion Chicken Skillet

First, cut all of the onions. Then, season both sides of the chicken tenders with salt and pepper.

How To Slice Onions

After that, add the butter to a large skillet. Next, add the sliced onions, salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, and thyme to the skillet.

Then, caramelize the onions in the skillet, mixing occasionally.

Once the onions are caramelized, move them to one side of the skillet. After that, add the chicken tenders to the skillet and brown them on both sides.

Skillet French Onion Chicken

Next, pour the balsamic glaze to deglaze the pan then add the beef broth into the skillet. Then, add the bay leaf and let everything simmer until the chicken is fully cooked.

Once the chicken is cooked, remove the bay leaf, melt the cheese on top, and enjoy!

One Skillet French Onion Chicken

Serve French Onion Chicken

This french onion chicken skillet recipe is so delicious! Enjoy the flavors of the caramelized onions with the chicken. We love to enjoy this french onion chicken with some crusty bread. We like to toast a french baguette in the oven.

How To Store French Onion Chicken

If you have any leftovers, you can store this french onion chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-4 days and reheat it when you would like to enjoy it later.

French Onion Chicken

Tips For Making French Onion Chicken

Caramelize The Onions

It is very important to caramelize the onions. The process of caramelizing onions takes some time but is incredibly worth it. It will take about 20-25 minutes for them to caramelize in the skillet, and they will continue to caramelize while the chicken cooks. Make sure to caramelize them for the complete amount of time, or longer. This will ensure you get all of the delicious flavors. This french onion chicken will not be the same if you don’t caramelize the onions.

What Chicken To Use

We prefer to use chicken tenders when making french onion chicken because you get more caramelized onions with the chicken. However, we have made this recipe with boneless skinless chicken breasts, which is delicious as well. You just taste more of the chicken in each bite. If you use chicken breast, cook it longer and until it is fully cooked.

The Best Way To Slice Onions

First, cut both ends off the onion, then cut it in half, in half again, and then thinly slice the onion. Repeat this process to cut each onion.

Use Beef Broth

The beef broth gives this dish the classic french onion flavors. Chicken broth does not provide the same delicious french onion flavors as beef broth. So, definitely make sure to make this french onion chicken with beef broth.

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FRENCH ONION CHICKEN SKILLET

Recipe by Shawna
4.4 from 19 votes
Course: MainCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

321

kcal

This french onion chicken skillet has all of the classic flavors of french onion soup! The caramelized onions pair perfectly with the chicken.

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs chicken tenders

  • 1 TBSP light butter

  • 4-5 medium-sized sweet, brown, white, or yellow onions

  • 1/2 TSP salt

  • 1/4 TSP pepper

  • 1 TSP garlic powder or 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed

  • 1 TSP oregano

  • 1/2 TSP thyme or 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 CUP beef broth

  • 2 TSP balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 CUP Gruyere cheese or 1 CUP light swiss cheese or light mozzarella

Directions

  • Cut all of the onions. To do this, cut both ends off of each onion, cut the onion in half, cut the onion in half again, and then thinly slice the onion.
  • Season both sides of the chicken tenders with salt and pepper.
  • Add the butter to a large skillet on the stove over medium-low heat. Then, add the sliced onions, salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, and thyme to the skillet.
  • Cook the onions in the skillet until they are browned and caramelized. It will take about 20-25 minutes to caramelize the onions. Move the onions around occasionally while they are caramelizing.
  • Once caramelized, move the onions to one side of the skillet and add in chicken tenders. Brown the chicken tenders in the skillet for 3-3 ½ minutes on each side over medium heat.
  • Pour the balsamic glaze into the pan, this will deglaze the pan. Scrape off any bits that are stuck to the pan and mix. Next, add the beef broth to the skillet. Also, add the bay leaf. Let everything simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.  Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, remove the bay leaf. Then, sprinkle the cheese on top. Put the lid on the skillet to melt the cheese. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • This recipe serves 4 and the WW points are per serving.
  • WW Points™: 3 points per serving
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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories321
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7.6g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 4.8g 20%
  • Cholesterol 91mg 31%
  • Sodium 950mg 40%
  • Total Carbohydrate 12.4g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.6g 8%
    • Sugars 5.7g
  • Protein 48.3g 96%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    6 Comments

    1. Just made French onion chicken. Wow very good. Will certainly add to my evening meals
      Thank you so much

      • Hi, thank you so much for the review! I am so happy you gave it a try and enjoyed it! It is definitely one of our favorite meals.

    2. This was a five star meal for us. All the great taste of French Onion Soup in a meal! This will become a staple in our home!

      • We are so happy you enjoyed it! This is one of our favorites as well! We love having it with some crusty baguette. Thank you so much for letting us know how it turned out for you!

    3. This was really good. The recipe called for ingredients that I already had on hand which is definitely a plus. It tasted like a French onion soup without all of the calories and fat. Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe.

      • I am so happy you enjoyed it!! We have been making it a lot since we created it! We love French onion soup, too! Thanks so much for letting us know how it turned out and for the review!

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