Just think about a juicy and succulent chicken breast stuffed with a flavorful caramelized onion filling and a mixture of your favorite cheese. All this is baked to perfection until crispy and golden brown on the exterior and tender and moist inside. Sound absolutely delicious, right?
This French Onion Stuffed Chicken recipe is a perfect choice if you want something easy and delicious to prepare for dinner or impress your loved ones.
This recipe for French Onion Stuffed Chicken is super easy to make and perfect for a Sunday dinner with your family and not only.
The combination of flavors from the caramelized onion, juicy chicken, and melted cheese in this dish is truly irresistible and will impress absolutely anyone.
Why Are You Going To Love This Recipe?
- You can make it ahead of time.
- Made from naturally low-carb ingredients.
- Super easy to prepare.
- It’s a versatile recipe. You can serve it for lunch or dinner with your favorite side dish.
- Easy to make; It’s the perfect recipe for those busy days.
- That caramelized filling pairs perfectly with the juicy chicken breast!
What Is French Onion Stuffed Chicken?
This French onion stuffed chicken is a variation of the classic French onion soup and consists of chicken breast stuffed with a mixture of caramelized onion, beef broth, and fresh thyme browned on each side, then baked in the oven until golden brown.
Ingredients For French Onion Stuffed Chicken
This recipe requires only just a few easy-to-find ingredients that are cheap and accessible. Here is a list of everything you will need:
- Chicken Breast – you will need boneless skinless chicken breasts.
- Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheese – my favorite combo of cheese; you can also use your favorite one.
- Beef Broth – you can also use chicken or vegetable broth.
- Fresh Thyme – gives a more intense flavor.
- Butter – you will need unsalted butter. Or you can replace it with olive oil.
- Onions – I used white onions for this recipe, but red or yellow ones are also great.
- Thyme – feel free to add any other dried herbs you like.
- Olive Oil – or any other vegetable oil.
- Salt&Pepper – to taste. Used to enhance all the flavors.
How To Make French Onion Stuffed Chicken
This recipe for french onion stuffed chicken it’s so easy to make that I choose to make it on those busy days since it requires only a few minutes of prep. Here are the instructions that you have to follow:
Prepare The Chicken Breast
Start by making a slit in the middle of each chicken breast. make a deep enough pocket for the stuffing, ensuring you do not cut it all the way through.
Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices that you like.
Set aside while making the stuffing.
Make The Stuffing
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Then add the onions and cook, occasionally stirring, until softened and caramelized.
Add the fresh thyme, salt, and pepper and stir until well combined.
Once the onion is golden brown and caramelized, transfer them to a plate and set aside.
Stuff The Chicken Breast
Fill each chicken breast pocket with a few tablespoons of caramelized onion and cheese. Use toothpicks to secure the edges of the chicken breast together and hold the stuffing in place.
Brown The Chicken Breast
Heat the same skillet where you cooked the onion, then add the olive oil.
Add the stuffed chicken breast and cook them for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Turn off the heat and add the rest of the caramelized onions to the skillet and beef broth.
Bake The Stuffed Chicken Breast
Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked.
Be sure to check the internal temperature of the chicken with a meat thermometer to ensure that it reaches at least 165°F (74°C).
Allow the chicken breast to cool for a few minutes, then enjoy.
Tips For Making The Stuffed Chicken
- You can add some red pepper chili flaked to the stuffing mixture for a spicy french onion-stuffed chicken.
- Make sure that you don’t overcook your chicken. A meat thermometer will help you in this situation.
- Remove the chicken breast from the fridge for a few minutes before cooking it to ensure faster cooking and the best results.
- Choose chicken breasts that are close in size. This will ensure that they cook evenly and make it easier to create a pocket for stuffing.
- For an extra crispy crust, you can dredge the stuffed chicken breasts in a mixture of crushed pork rinds and parmesan cheese before baking.
- If you want to add some extra flavor, you can brush the chicken breasts with a mixture of melted butter, garlic, and herbs before baking.
- To switch up the flavors, try replacing the mozzarella and parmesan cheese with Gruyere and Swiss cheese.
- For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding some sautéed mushrooms or diced peppers to the onion filling.
- If you want to add a tangy and salty element, sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese over the stuffed chicken breast about 5 minutes before it’s done baking.
- With these simple variations, you can customize your French onion stuffed chicken to your liking and create a dish that’s both delicious and unique.
- Fridge: store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Freezer: this recipe for French onion stuffed chicken it’s also freezer-friendly. To do that, ensure that your stuffed chicken breasts are completely cool, then wrap each chicken breast in plastic and store it in the freezer for up to 2 months.
This easy French Onion Stuffed Chicken recipe is a delicious meal on its own, but you can also pair it with many delicious side dishes if you want. Here are some great ideas that will help you:
- Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Asparagus
- 2 Ingredient Cauliflower Rice
- Turnip Au Gratin
- Fried Rice
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Make This Recipe In Advance?
Sure, this is another great thing about this recipe. You can prepare the filling and stuff the chicken ahead of time, then bake them when ready to eat.
How To Check If The Chicken Breast Is Cooked?
A meat thermometer will help you check whether the chicken breast is cooked or not. So if the internal temperature of the chicken breast is 165F, then your stuffed chicken is fully cooked.
More Stuffed Chicken Recipes
- Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
- Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
- Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
French Onion Stuffed Chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 5 large onions
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 dried thyme
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup beef stock
- a few sprigs of fresh thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C.
- Make a slit in the middle of each chicken breast and set it aside while making the stuffing. Season with salt and pepper
- Make the stuffing. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Then add the onions and cook until softened and caramelized.
- Season with fresh thyme, salt, and pepper and stir until well combined.
- Once the onion mixture is caramelized, transfer it to a plate and set aside.
- Fill each chicken breast pocket with the caramelized onion mixture and top cheese, then seal the pocket with toothpicks.
- Heat the same skillet over medium-high heat, then add the olive oil.
- Once the olive oil is heated, add the stuffed chicken breast and cook them for 3 minutes on each side until golden-brown.
- Turn off the heat, then add the rest of the caramelized onions to the skillet together with the beef broth.
- Bake the french onion-stuffed chicken breast for 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
- Allow the chicken breast to cool for a few minutes, then enjoy.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.