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Slow-Cooker French Onion Chicken

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 3 hr 20 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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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.

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

  • 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.
  • 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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
644.4
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21.6g
33%
Saturated Fat
11.1g
56%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
147.0mg
49%
Sodium
1261.3mg
53%
Total Carbohydrate
63.9g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
8.8g
Protein
47.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6.90%
7%
Calcium
19.30%
19%
Iron
26.30%
26%
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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