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French Onion Skillet Chicken
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French Onion Skillet Chicken

French Onion Skillet Chicken


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2.5 pounds yellow onions, thinly sliced - use a mandolin or pawn the job off on an unsuspecting family member or friend
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme if you have, just the little leaves (and yes i know it’s a pain the ass) or
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry or vermouth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Melt 1/2 the butter with 1/2 the oil in a large pan, add the chicken and brown on all sides - about 5 minutes then set chicken aside
  3. To the same pan put in a little more butter & oil and add the onions - cook over medium heat until a deep golden – 30 minutes
  4. Add the garlic & thyme and cook until fragrant, about a minute
  5. Pour in the sherry or vermouth, and cook until about 1/2 the liquid has evaporated
  6. Sprinkle flour over onions, mix through and cook about a minute
  7. Add the broth and soy, mix well, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, add the chicken, cover and put in the oven about 20 minutes or until the chicken is about 160 degrees
  8. Remove from oven, turn to broil and add a folded slice of cheese to each breast
  9. Put back in the oven, 8-10 inches away from the coils until cheese melts - a couple minutes
  10. Remove, add more thyme and serve
  11. Damnnnnnnn