Cheesy French Onion Chicken Recipe

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Gabriella Watson Modified: March 22, 2022
Cheesy French Onion Chicken Recipe

How To Make Cheesy French Onion Chicken

This French onion chicken is a creamy chicken meal with a perfect blend of subtle flavors, coated with a thick layer of melty cheese and caramelized onions.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • 6chicken thighs,boneless, skinless
  • salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • 1tbspdried parsley
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 6large onions,thinly sliced
  • 1tbspfresh thyme
  • 1cupbeef stock
  • 2cupsGruyere Cheese,shredded
  • bread,sliced and toasted, to serve


  1. In a bowl, add the chicken thighs, salt, pepper, garlic, dried parsley, and olive oil, and toss until evenly coated.

  2. Add the chicken to a skillet on medium-high heat. Sear for about 4 minutes until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side of the chicken for about 2 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.

  3. Preheat the oven to broil.

  4. Add the butter, sliced onions, salt, and pepper to the same pan, stirring occasionally until softened. Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 1 hour until they are deeply caramelized.

  5. Add the thyme and beef broth, then bring the mixture to a simmer. Add the chicken on top of the onions, and sprinkle with Gruyère cheese.

  6. Broil for about 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

  7. Serve over bread and enjoy!


  • Calories: 696.96kcal
  • Fat: 48.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.37g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.66g
  • Fiber: 3.03g
  • Sugar: 6.78g
  • Protein: 47.78g
  • Cholesterol: 242.63mg
  • Sodium: 1006.34mg
  • Calcium: 509.85mg
  • Potassium: 755.49mg
  • Iron: 2.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 181.38µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.52mg
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