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Slow-Cooker French Onion Chicken

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4

This main dish with tender chunks of chicken and golden onions topped with cheese toast is a fun flavor twist on French onion soup. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter
2
medium sweet onions, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/4 lb)
3
tablespoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons water
12
slices baguette, 1/2 inch thick (from 14-oz loaf)
1/2
cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, salt, pepper and thyme; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and golden brown.
  • 2
    Spoon onions in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in chicken. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 to 3 hours or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 3
    In small bowl, stir cornstarch and water until well blended. Stir into chicken mixture. Cover; cook on High heat setting 5 to 8 minutes or until thickened.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, set oven control to broil. Line cookie sheet with foil. Arrange baguette slices in single layer on cookie sheet. Sprinkle baguette slices evenly with cheese. Broil 3 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown. Serve with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with additional fresh thyme, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Look for Vidalia, Walla Walla or any other sweet onion in your local grocery store.
  • For a richer flavor, substitute shredded Gruyère cheese for the Swiss cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
33%
Saturated Fat
11g
57%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
145mg
48%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Potassium
430mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
3g
Protein
44g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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