French Onion Braised Chicken is a chicken dinner packed full of flavor. Imagine a cozy bowl of classic French onion soup – cheesy topping and all – and infuse that into a braised chicken recipe that you won’t be able to forget! Best served on a bed of mashed potatoes and a side of crunchy bread for dunking into that glorious sauce.
What Kind of Chicken to Use
When it comes to this braised chicken recipe, it is very versatile! I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but you could also use chicken thighs or legs. The cooking time may vary a bit if you use bone-in chicken, but the results will be equally delicious!
My go-to is always Smart Chicken!
French Onion Flavor
Combining a classic soup such as French Onion into a chicken dish seemed like a no-brainer to me once I took a decadent bite of this dish.
For a classic French Onion flavor, you will need to let the onions caramelize low and slow. Then, you add in garlic and thyme for a classic boost of flavor. Deglaze the pan with red wine and beef stock to make a broth so scrumptious that you won’t be able to resist it! We couldn’t stop ourselves from dunking a whole baguette into the broth to soak up every last bit!
As if this dish couldn’t get any better, top the chicken with slices of havarti or gruyere cheese, and stick it under the broiler until its golden and all sorts of bubbly.
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