Onion chicken bake: For those who also enjoy french onion soup, this quick and simple baked chicken recipe with caramelized onions and a combination of two kinds of cheese is for you.
This will (without a doubt!) win the hearts of those who adore traditional french onion soup.
French Onion Chicken Bake
Simple chicken dinners are my favorite, especially when they are made into casseroles.
These chicken casseroles are not only true comfort food, but they also blend in so well with the hectic daily schedule.
And this French Onion Chicken Bake is excellent for the fall.
However, I just made this on a cool, rainy summer day. And it was exactly what was needed to dispel the melancholy.
The chicken breasts from this recipe turned out perfectly juicy and tender and were topped with caramelized onions. And covered in glorious melted cheese.
This French Onion Chicken Bake is one of my favorite recipes with a taste that is very distinctive and flavorful.
The best part is that this goes well with almost any side dish, including salad, honey-glazed carrots, and oven-roasted red potatoes.
To make French Onion Chicken Bake
These are very simple ingredients that you can easily get your hands on.
- Large Sweet Onions, or just yellow onions
- Black Pepper
- Low Sodium Beef Broth
- Balsamic Vinegar
- boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Mozzarella Cheese, or light mozzarella (you can try using gruyere cheese if you want)
- Parmesan Cheese
How To Make This French Onion Chicken Bake?
This recipe has become my family’s go-to dinner for those busy weeknights. It’s so wonderful you’d never guess it’s low carb! And unquestionably a comforting and very satisfying meal!
Step 1: Ready a baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray. Prepare the oven and preheat it to 400 degrees.
Step 2: The butter should be added to a large pan that is preheated to medium-high heat.
Step 3: Melt the butter, then add the sliced onions and fry for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
Step 4: Toss in some garlic, pepper, and thyme, and turn the heat down to medium.
Step 5: Cook for 1 minute more.
Step 6: When the onions have reached a jammy consistency, about 10 minutes, add the beef stock and balsamic vinegar and stir.
Step 7: After the onions have caramelized, drop a third of the mixture into the bottom of the oiled baking dish.
drop a third of the mixture into the bottom of the oiled baking dish.
Step 8: Sprinkle some salt on the onions, then lay your chicken breast on top.
Step 9: Season chicken breasts very gently with your go-to seasoning now if you like.
Step 10: Spread the remaining onion pieces and the mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top of the chicken breasts.
Step 11: Pop in the oven and bake until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees and the top is golden brown.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you make caramelized onions even better?
Caramelized onions provide a delicious buttery flavor to the dish, and regular sliced onions just won’t do. How to make them fantastic:
Sauté the onions in butter until they are transparent and soft. They are done cooking when they are pliable, see-through, and have developed a light brown color.
Beef Broth and Balsamic Vinegar: Adding beef broth and balsamic vinegar not only provides flavor but also keeps the onions from drying out while cooking. It’s possible to use chicken broth for beef, but I like to use beef.
Garlic and Spices: Sweet with jam-like consistency are the result of adding garlic and spices. When stirring, be sure to get all of the browned pieces from the onions.
What should I serve alongside French Onion Chicken Bake?
This simple supper meal has a unique and distinct flavor, similar to the greatest French onion soup flavor.
Best of all, you can pair it with almost any side dish, such as a tossed green salad, Glazed Carrots, or Oven Roasted Potatoes.
This chicken dish pairs perfectly with these Roasted Parmesan Green Beans.
Of course, this chicken meal goes well with white wine.
How to Store?
Refrigerate leftover chicken in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 5 days.
I like to reheat it in a microwave-safe container, but you can also bake it in the oven to thoroughly warm it.
French Onion Chicken Bake
French Onion Chicken Bake is a simple and speedy baked chicken recipe for fans of French onion soup, with caramelized onions and a combination of two kinds of cheese.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 50 Minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: American
4 Chicken Breasts, boneless skinless
4 Onions, peeled and sliced
4 tablespoons Butter
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
4 cloves Garlic, minced
1 c. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/2 c. Parmesan Cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Thyme
2/3 c. Low Sodium Beef Broth
2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
Prepare a baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray and heating the oven to 400 degrees.
Butter a big pan and heat it over medium to medium-high heat.
Sliced onions should be added to the melted butter and cooked for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Add the garlic, pepper, and thyme, and lower the heat to medium.
Continue to cook for a minute more.
Add the beef stock and balsamic vinegar and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until the onions have become a jam-like consistency.
Once the onions have caramelized, use a third of the mixture to cover the bottom of a buttered baking dish.
Spread the onions out on a baking sheet and lay your big chicken breast on top of them.
Season chicken breasts very gently with your go-to seasoning.
The last of the onion pieces should be layered above the entire chicken breasts, followed by the mozzarella and parmesan.
Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F.
Enjoy right away for the best chicken dinner with a mouthwatering French onion flavor!
If using thick chicken breasts, slice them in half diagonally, making sure they are about the same size.
If desired, you can add more spices!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 296
- Sugar: 8.6 g
- Sodium: 775.5 mg
- Fat: 15.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 18.9 g
- Protein: 21.7 g
- Cholesterol: 63.5 mg
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