The flavors found in French onion soup reach a whole new level when chicken is added!
With a mountain of delectable caramelized onions that melt in your mouth and chicken broth instead of traditional beef, this recipe highlights the flavors of French onion soup and magically transforms them into something more substantial and filling.
First, onions are slowly fried until they reach a dark golden brown, then chicken broth, mustard and thyme are stirred in. The chicken broth leeches away some of that beautiful caramel color from the onions but retains all their rich flavor. Boneless chicken cutlets or breasts are nestled into the onion broth, then braised stove-top resulting in some of the most tender, delicious chicken you will ever taste. A quick finish under the broiler to melt swiss or gruyere over top and french onion chicken is born!
Serve over couscous, rice, egg noodles, mashed potatoes or a grain like quinoa with crusty bread for soaking up the lovely broth.
Best eaten beside a roaring fireplace or wood stove surrounded by those you love. Cats and dogs included. Snow falling outside entirely optional.