Go Back
+ servings
french onion

Skillet French Onion Chicken

Making Skillet French Onion Chicken needs to move to the top of your to-do list.  This chicken recipe boasts perfectly seasoned chicken, pan-fried to perfection and smothered in melty cheeses and a caramelized onion gravy.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword French Onion Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 474 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke



  • tablespoons  butter
  • yellow onions,  thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons beef broth


  • boneless skinless chicken breasts,  pounded to even thickness
  • 2 tablespoon  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


  • tablespoons  flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • slices  provolone cheese
  • slices  swiss cheese
  • 3/4  cup  parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven 425 °F


  1. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter.
  2. Add onions and beef broth and cook until the onions are browned and tender (approximately 15-20 minutes). Transfer cooked onions to a bowl and tent to keep warm.


  1. In a small bowl, combine oil, salt, pepper, basil, thyme, and oregano.  Rub over both sides of each chicken breast.
  2. In the skillet used to cook the onions over medium heat, and add seasoned chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until browned on both sides.

  3. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent to keep warm.


  1. Add the onions back into the pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle flour over the top and stir until evenly coated. Add beef broth and stir until mixture comes to a boil.

  2. Return chicken to pan and top chicken with one slice of provolone and one slice of swiss, then 1/4 of the parmesan cheese.

  3. Transfer skillet to the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

  4. Spoon some of the gravy over the top of the chicken, serve.

Recipe Video