Creamy French onion chicken skillet has a base of caramelized onions used to add extra flavor to boneless, skinless chicken thighs and simmered together with cream to make an easy chicken dinner. #Skillet #Chicken #FenchOnion #Recipes #DinnerIdeas
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Creamy French Onion Chicken Thigh Skillet

Creamy French onion chicken skillet has a base of caramelized onions used to add extra flavor to boneless, skinless chicken thighs and simmered together with cream to make an easy chicken dinner. #Skillet #Chicken #FenchOnion #Recipes #DinnerIdeas

Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy French Onion Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Leah @ Beyer Beware

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4-8 tablespoons buttter
  • 1 envelope onion soup dry mix
  • 1/2 cup cream, half and half or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Begin by browning the onions in a large skillet with four tablespoons of butter. Cook for 10 minutes over medium to medium-high heat. 

  2. While the onions cook, rub the chicken down with the dry onion mix and let sit until the onions are browned. 

  3. Add the chicken to the onions after about 10 minutes of cooking. If you are using chicken breasts, you may want to add butter so the chicken does not get too dry. The chicken thighs should be fine without more butter.

  4. Cook the chicken on each side for 4-6 minutes. when chicken is cooked on both sides, spread sour cream over the chicken. Add the water and cream to the pan and then sprinkle the parmesan over the chicken.

  5. Let simmer for another 8-10 minutes to let the sauce reduce.

  6. Serve over pasta or rice. For low-carb use cauliflower rice. Make my Instant Pot pasta for a quick pasta.