French Onion Chicken

French Onion Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 4 servings


2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

pepper, to taste

1/2 teaspoon paprika

2 teaspoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 cup Gruyère cheese, coarsely grated

   Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 4 cutlets. Place the chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat tenderizer until uniformly thin. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste and set aside.

   In a wide, shallow bowl, mix together the flour, a pinch of salt, and paprika. (Take 1 tablespoon of the flour mixture and place it in a small bowl for later use.)

   In a large skillet, melt 1 teaspoon butter over medium heat. Dredge two of the chicken cutlets in the flour mixture, then shake off the excess and lay them side by side in the pan. Cook the chicken for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned, then flip and cook for 3 more minutes. Set aside on a plate and repeat with the remaining butter and chicken. Set aside.

   In the same pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and 1/4 teaspoon salt, increase heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring frequently, until they start to brown around the edges.

   Decease the heat to medium-low and add the balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the onions are very tender. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to deglaze. Set aside and wipe out the skillet.

   Add the broth to the small bowl with the tablespoon of flour mixture and mix, add it to the pan and whisk on low heat, 1 minute, until it thickens.

   Return the chicken to the skillet, top with onions and cheese and cover. Cook low 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve warm and enjoy.

Nutrition Info:
Serving: 1 chicken cutlet, Calories: 335 kcal, Carbohydrates: 16.5 g, Protein: 33.5 g, Fat: 14.5 g, Saturated Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 111.5 mg, Sodium: 570.5 mg, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugar: 9.5 g

The nutritional information on this website is only an estimate and is provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. It should not be used as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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