French Onion Chicken

French Onion ChickenFrench Onion Chicken

French Onion Chicken

Preparation time: 15 minutes Time to cook: 1 hour and 35 minutes Total time: 1 hour and 50 minutes Portions: 4

Moist, tender chicken braised in a French onion soup like sauce and topped with plenty of melted cheese.

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 cups beef broth or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts or thighs (optionally boneless and skinless)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup Gruyere, grated
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, add the onions and cook until golden brown, about an hour, stirring occasionally, adding a little water or broth to deglaze the pan as needed.
  2. Add the garlic, thyme and flour and cook for another minute, stirring.
  3. Add half the broth, deglaze the pan, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in another pan over medium-high heat, season the chicken with salt and pepper, add the chicken and brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side before setting aside.
  5. Add the remaining cup of broth (from which the chicken was just removed) to the pan, deglaze it, add the balsamic vinegar and mustard, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer to reduce by half, about 5 minutes .
  6. Place the onions in a baking dish, top with the chicken and stock from the baking dish, cover with a lid or aluminum foil, and bake in a preheated 350°F/180°C oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle over the cheese and cook until melted, about 2 to 4 minutes.

Option: For one pan: Make a one-pot meal by adding 8 ounces pasta and 2 1/4 cups broth or water (or 1 cup rice and 2 cups broth or water) to the sauce in step 6.

Nutritional values: 473 calories, Fat 23.7 g (Saturated 11.3 g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 118 mg, Sodium 708 mg, Carbohydrates 29.5 g (Fiber 5.4 g, Sugars 10g), Protein 40.6 g

Nutrition via: Nutritional information provided by EdamamNutritional information provided by Edamam

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