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Slow-Cooker French Onion Chicken

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