Chicken Recipes

French Onion Baked Chicken

Add Sweetness to a Special Family Meal

This flavorful French Onion Baked Chicken can become a family favorite and weekly menu staple, and with 6 to 8 servings, it's perfect for seconds or saving to reheat for weekday lunches. Sweet, jammy, caramelized onions are placed atop juicy chicken breasts and baked to tender deliciousness for an aroma that brings loved ones running to grab a plate.

French Onion Baked Chicken recipe

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

(Family Features) Many families crave those memorable moments together at the dinner table, and in spite of frenetic schedules and seemingly never-ending to-do lists, there are easy ways to make those meals a reality. Take the challenge out of bringing everyone together with a simple yet special recipe made for sharing.

Starring TX1015 Sweet Onions, this tasty meal relies on their mild sweetness, appetizing caramelization and versatility without the bite compared to other onion varieties. Available from early-spring through mid-summer, the varying climates of Texas allow for a range of growing seasons: March to June in deep south areas and May to July in the south-central region.

Take advantage of your opportunity to add sweet flavor to family meals this year by finding more recipe ideas at South Texas Onions.

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Caramelized Onions

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium sweet onions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2/3 cup beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella, gruyere or fontina cheese


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.


  1. In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Sear chicken breasts for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan.

Caramelized Onions

  1. In separate pan over medium-high heat, heat butter and olive oil. Once butter is melted and bubbling, add onions. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Turn heat to low and cover onions. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  3. Stir in salt, fresh thyme and garlic; cover onions. Cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire, beef broth and Dijon mustard. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until onions are brown and jammy. Stir onions every 10 minutes.
  5. Place chicken breasts in greased baking dish. Top with onions then cheese. Place any additional onions in bottom of dish.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees F.