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:recins French Onion Chicken :oed

I saw this recipe on Facebook, along with a video, which made it look very good. I think I will try it this week and if I do, will let you know how it turned out. I used to make French Onion Soup for Progressive Dinners and Gourmet Club but have not made it in years. (I even have 2 sets of French Onion Soup bowls with the lids.) This looks delicious to me. However, I will use only 4 thin breasts, so will probably cut the rest of the ingredients in half. Or, MAYBE I will make it when I am at my son's house on Thursday and do it as directed.


1 hour to prepare serves 4-6


* 2 pounds Vidalia onions, sliced
* 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
* 2 cups beef broth
* 1 cup swiss cheese, grated
* 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
* 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
* 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
* kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 350 F.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large, oven-proof pan or skillet over medium heat. Season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes, or until softened and caramelized.
Add balsamic vinegar and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until darkened, but not burned.
Remove onions from heat and transfer to a medium bowl.
Heat remaining olive oil in skillet and raise heat to medium-high.
Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, thyme and sage, then place in skillet and sear on both sides until golden brown. Remove chicken from heat and set aside.
Pour beef broth into skillet and bring mixture to a boil, scraping up stuck bits from the bottom of pan.
Return heat to medium-low and whisk in flour, stirring until smooth. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until mixture has thickened. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Return chicken and onions to pan, stir together with beef gravy, then top with grated swiss cheese.
Transfer skillet to oven and cook until cheese is melted and bubbly, and chicken is cooked through.
Remove from oven and serve hot. Enjoy!

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:recins French Onion Chicken :oed
Re: :recins French Onion Chicken
That does sound good
Jill, My old French Onion Soup recipe called for beef broth, but of course, *LINK*
The URL didn't show up. I will try it here.
Re: The URL didn't show up. I will try it here.
jea, dry chicken breasts are an industry problem called "woody breast". *LINK*
Thanks Cathy. I never knew about this. I have found that if I buy
The industry has only come forth with this in the last couple of years,
Cathy, now that you mention it, I do remember you
I've been using tenderloins for probably a decade now, due to the low quality
I have been assured by the butcher in Adams that their chicken is not "previously frozen". A lot of
Woody breast isn't caused from previously frozen chicken, GG. While you may
Or a round steak bone with the marrow! :thup *NM*
Re: Or a round steak bone with the marrow! :thup
I haven't seen a bone in round steak in decades! *NM*
It's not how you cook them, jea. If you get a chicken with
Like jea, now that I've seen it, I know DH would go for that.
My Coworker just made this
Glad to hear someone has tried it and enjoyed it. My plan is to make it on Thursday when I am at my
:rectnt French Onion Chicken
Sounds like a winner, GG.
Since you brought it up, it reminded me that I DID add some dry sherry to
A tiny pinch of sugar sometimes brings out flavors. Start with tiny and work up.
Salt also enhances flavor in cooking and baking. *NM*
You said it was missing "something", but I assumed it probably already had salt.
:thup - You DID come up with a remedy! You suggested using
I didn't think you were trying to dismiss anything; I just didn't mention salt because I figured you
We're good then! :clap *NM*
Change to above recipe! Note in the second sentence of the directions...