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Slow-Cooker French Onion Chicken

slow-cooker french onion chicken Entree French
Slow-Cooker French Onion Chicken
  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4

Caramelized sweet onions slow cook with bone-in chicken breasts to make a delicious French onion-style dish. Serve with slices of toasted garlic cheesy bread so you can soak up the flavorful sauce. Add a side of Betty Crocker™ mashed potatoes for a complete dinner. MORE+ LESS-

September 12, 2017

Ingredients

Chicken

1/4
cup butter
8
cups halved and thinly sliced sweet onions (about 3 large onions)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
4
bone-in skin-on split chicken breast halves (about 3 lb)
2
tablespoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons cold water
Additional chopped fresh thyme leaves or chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired

Bread

2
tablespoons butter
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
8
slices French bread, cut in 1-inch slices
1/2
cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper; cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions start to soften.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to medium; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are starting to brown. Add chicken broth; heat to simmering. Remove from skillet to medium bowl.
  • 3
    Season chicken breasts with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; add chicken, skin-side down, to skillet. Cook over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer to slow cooker; top chicken pieces with onion mixture. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest parts are cut to bone (at least 165°F).
  • 4
    Remove chicken from slow cooker to serving platter; cover and keep warm. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water with whisk; beat into onion mixture in slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly and slightly thickened. Top chicken with sauce.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, heat oven to 375°F. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 2 tablespoons butter and the garlic powder uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds or until melted. Brush butter mixture on both sides of bread. Arrange on 15x10x1-inch pan; top each slice with 1 tablespoon of the shredded cheese. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is slightly toasted; remove from oven.
  • 6
    Serve chicken with toasted bread. Garnish chicken with additional thyme or parsley.
  • Onion goggles are a great addition to your kitchen, especially if your eyes are sensitive to cut onions.

Expert Tips

  • Serve with Betty Crocker™ Homestyle creamy butter mashed potatoes to round out the meal.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
840
Calories from Fat
330
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
56%
Saturated Fat
18g
88%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
200mg
66%
Sodium
1390mg
58%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
7g
Protein
66g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 8 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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