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French Onion Chicken

An easy recipe for French Onion Chicken. Chunks of tender chicken tossed in a thick french onion gravy loaded with sautéed Vidalia onions and melted Swiss cheese.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 -6
Author Jennifer

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Vidalia onions peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 baguette sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large oven safe skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and stir to coat with oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  3. Cook onions, stirring occasionally to avoid burning until onions are tender and slightly caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in balsamic vinegar and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Place cooked onions in a small dish and set aside.
  6. Return skillet to stove over medium heat and add remaining olive oil.
  7. Season chicken with salt, pepper and thyme.
  8. Add chicken and cook until all sides are brown and cooked thoroughly.
  9. Remove chicken from skillet.
  10. Increase temperature to high. Add in beef broth and deglaze skillet.
  11. Reduce temperature back to medium. Gradually whisk in flour until broth is thicken. Season with a pinch of salt, pepper and thyme.
  12. Stir in cooked chicken and onions until combined with beef gravy.
  13. Sprinkle with Swiss cheese and place in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes until cheese in melted and bubbly.
  14. Sprinkle with a pinch of thyme if desired.
  15. To serve, place a few baguette slices in a shallow bowl. Top with chicken and gravy. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Alternatively you could serve over cooked egg noodles or rice.