One-Skillet Creamy French Onion Chicken


This easy one-skillet dinner marries the rich and savory flavor of French onion soup with chicken cutlets in a creamy, satisfying sauce. Serve with a simple green salad with homemade croutons for crunch.

One-Skillet Creamy French Onion Chicken
Photo: Brie Passano
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound chicken cutlets

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 large yellow onion (1 pound), halved and thinly sliced

  • cup dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook the chicken, turning once, until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add onion and wine; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, golden and the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the onion and stir to coat. Add broth, cream, thyme and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook until bubbling and thickened, about 2 minutes more. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan and turn to coat. Cover and cook until the chicken is heated through, about 1 minute more. Serve sprinkled with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
21g Fat
7g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cutlet & about 1/2 cup sauce
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g 56%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Vitamin A 496IU 10%
Sodium 362mg 16%
Potassium 510mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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