Tender Juicy Chicken with Melted Caramelized cheese with a sauce that works great over plain pasta or rice.
French Onion Chicken is a twist on French onion Soup….. made with all the things you love about French Onion Soup but made into a main course meal by adding a succulent herb crusted piece of chicken.
This recipe for French onion chicken came about because I was craving soup. But its been super hot so the thought of eating soup in this weather was not appealing. But I do love melty caramelized cheese with crazy flavorful onions so this worked for a nice filling meal.
On a side note, if you want to make French Onion Soup I highly recommend using Julia Child’s recipe which you can see her actually make in this video here! She is the QUEEN of all things delicious!
When making French Onion Chicken the most critical thing in making it is getting the onions right. You need to cook a lot of them and cook them really slow.
TIPS FOR GETTING THE ONIONS JUST RIGHT FOR FRENCH ONION CHICKEN:
- Cut the onions evenly paying special attention to not having them be too thin. At the smallest cut them 1/8 ” wide. I cut mine 1/4 because I don’t want so many of them to dissolve. If you cut them unevenly or too small they tend to burn in some parts.
- Cook the onions on low and for a long period of time to let the flavor develop. If you cook them too fast, they get burnt and don’t soften to the consistency that works best for this recipe.
- Be Patient. You’ll want to turn the heat up and cook the onions faster, but to get a deep rich brown color you will need to keep the low temperature and use the whole 45 minutes to cook the onions. When you taste the deep, rich flavor in the first bite of the French Onion Chicken you will understand why.
Points of Interest for French Onion Chicken:
- Easy/Hard: This recipe is east to make, but it is a little time consuming. Nothing difficult but cooking the onions takes a while.
- Make Ahead? Not with this recipe. It works much better making it right before serving it.
- Serving suggestions: This is a delicious meal that is ideal for entertaining. You can cook the onions before the guests arrive and pop it in the oven to cook while you are enjoying some appetizers. Once the dish is in the oven all thats left is to place the cheese on in the last 10 mins so its very hands off once it’s in the oven.
Items used to make this dish:
- Low sided everyday pan like these pictured here. The low sides help with braising the chicken. As a bonus, you can make the dish all in one pan. You would need to take the onions out while you brown the chicken, but all in all its only one pan to cook in!
- I use a box grater regularly like these here. I like that the box grater have different choices for different recipes so it’s one utensil for several options.
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