There’s nothing quite like a bowl of savory French onion soup on a cold evening, but the hours of simmering traditional recipes require can definitely keep most people from making this on a weeknight. Even if you don’t have all day to make a tasty soup for dinner, you don’t have to completely give up on getting a taste of the French onion flavor come suppertime, though.
This recipe for French onion chicken from Creme de la Crumb is the perfect compromise when you’re craving French onion soup at 5 p.m. on a Thursday. It’s packed with flavor from yellow onion, beef broth and provolone cheese, but it only takes 30 minutes to make.
As if that wasn’t enough to entice you to make this for dinner tonight, the fact that it can all be made in one pan definitely will be. The recipe calls for a cast-iron skillet, but a baking dish will do for the time needed in the oven, too.
You’ll need onions, beef broth, chicken, flour and plenty of cheese to bring this dish to life. The onions, flour and beef broth combine to make a thick, soup-like gravy that the chicken will bake in, and Creme de la Crumb’s recipe calls for topping the dish with three kinds of cheese. When it comes out of the oven, the cheese should be perfectly melty, the chicken nice and browned and the onions fragrant. Yum!
It may not be French onion soup exactly. But hey, this is pretty darn delicious, too.
And if you’re looking for even more of a shortcut recipe — and who could blame you? — you can use pre-made French onion soup to create a delicious entree instead of making your own gravy from scratch.
A one-skillet recipe from The Cookie Rookie shows you how to make a French onion chicken entree in just 20 minutes with five ingredients.
You’ll need little more than chicken and a can of French onion soup to have a yummy dinner prepared in minutes. This recipe suggests serving up this French onion-inspired meal with croutons — and we don’t mind if we do!
For an even more hands-off approach to this yummy entree, you can follow this recipe from Cinnamon Spice And Everything Nice, which uses a crock pot to cook the chicken and French onion soup-like mixture.
It calls for five to seven hours of cook time, and just a few more ingredients (but only a few) than the other recipes. But if you get it going in your slow cooker the morning, it’ll be ready by the time you get home from work. Perfect timing!
So, will you make one of these recipes tonight, or are you waiting until tomorrow morning to make French onion soup chicken in your Instant Pot?