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French Onion Chicken Skillet
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French Onion Chicken Skillet

This French Onion Chicken Skillet is a delicious weeknight dinner that is a play on French onion soup - that's right, your favorite winter comfort food is now packed with protein, making it a full meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 400kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 yellow onions, sliced
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, grated

Oven-roasted broccoli

  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp each salt & pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet over med-high heat. Meanwhile, slice chicken in half lengthwise then season with salt and pepper.
  • Saute chicken for 4-5 minutes each side, then remove from heat and wipe pan clean with a paper towel. Add 1 tsp olive oil to skillet then add onions and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions brown.
  • Meanwhile, toss broccoli with 1 tsp olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes until broccoli is tender.
  • Once onions are softened and somewhat browned, mix in flour and then add red wine and beef broth, mixing well to combine.
  • Add chicken back to skillet and cover with onion mixture, then top with cheese and put lid on top of skillet to let cheese melt, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve chicken with broccoli and enjoy!



Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 28.9mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 1.3mg