One Pan French Onion Chicken Skillet

French Onion Chicken is an easy go-to meal the entire family will love! This skillet chicken recipe tastes just like your favorite soup in main course form. French Onion Soup Chicken is chicken breast topped with swiss cheese, french onion soup, croutons, and more cheese!

French Onion Chicken recipe

French Onion Chicken

French Onion Chicken is just the perfect blend of flavors. This skillet chicken recipe is just like the classic soup, but served as a tasty chicken recipe!

Chicken is always my go-to for easy dinners. Not only is it delicious, but you can do so much with it. I have about a million easy chicken recipes here on the site to choose from. While they’re all kind of my favorite, this French Onion Chicken is today’s favorite recipe.

This French Onion Soup Chicken is a simple skillet chicken recipe that can be made any night of the week. It’s just 5 ingredients, it’s made in one pan, and it only takes about 25 minutes from start to finish. That’s my kind of recipe! It tastes just like the classic soup, but as a delicious chicken recipe that’s perfect as a main course. Chicken cooked in French Onion Soup, covered in Swiss cheese, and with lots of crunchy croutons thrown in. Yum!

Make this simple French Onion Chicken Skillet for dinner tonight, or any night. It tastes gourmet but is secretly the easiest dinner you’ll ever make!

This French Onion Chicken Skillet recipe is the perfect EASY chicken dinner for any night of the week!

 

Skillet with French Onion Chicken cooked in french onion soup

Chicken breast covered in cheese, with croutons in a skillet

French Onion Soup Chicken

French Onion Soup is such a classic, and it’s one of my favorite soups. I just love the rich, savory flavor of it, and onions are one of my favorite ingredients. But the BEST part about the soup is the bubbly, melted layer of cheese on top, and the crunchy croutons to go along with it. I’m never one to leave good enough alone though, and I knew this combination would make the most amazing chicken recipe ever.

So this French Onion Chicken Skillet was born! Chicken breast cooked in french onion soup, topped with a layer of melted Swiss cheese, and plenty of croutons to add in the hearty crunch. It’s like the soup but better, and it’s so easy to make. You only need one pan and you’re good to go!

Chicken, french onion soup, and croutons in a skillet

French Onion Soup Chicken on a plate

How to Make French Onion Chicken

A recipe with just 5 ingredients, one skillet, and less than 30 minutes? This easy chicken recipe is like a miracle. Why can’t every recipe be like this?! I don’t want to stress out while trying to cook dinner, and this French Onion Chicken Skillet is STRESS-FREE. A delicious dinner ready in a pinch!

How to Make French Onion Chicken:

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet.
  2. Add the chicken breasts and cook 3-4 minutes on each side.
  3. Pour in the French Onion Soup and cook the chicken another 4-5 minutes on each side.
  4. Add in the croutons when you flip the chicken.
  5. Once the chicken is fully cooked, turn off the heat and top each chicken breast with a slice of cheese. Allow it to melt into the chicken.

The chicken is the star of the show, so keep the side dishes simple. Just serve it over a bed of rice or add in a vegetable mix.

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French Onion Chicken on a plate with rice

Chicken breast covered in cheese, on a white plate with white rice and croutons

One Pan Skillet Chicken Recipes

I’m a big fan of one pan recipes. Nothing is easier than cooking a nice meal in one pan! This skillet chicken recipe is so simple and so delicious. Cooking chicken in a skillet is such an easy method. This French Onion Chicken recipe is so full of flavor with the cheese and french onion soup…I’m kind of obsessed!

French Onion Chicken

You have to try this French Onion Chicken Skillet recipe! It’s so cheesy, savory, and flavorful. I love the added crunch from the croutons and the soup cooks into the chicken so perfectly. Make this easy chicken recipe any night of the week, hassle free!

Watch the Video & See the recipe card for details on how to make French Onion Chicken. Enjoy!

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4.2 from 10 votes
French Onion Chicken is an easy go-to meal the entire family will love! This skillet chicken recipe tastes just like your favorite soup in main course form. French Onion Soup Chicken is chicken breast topped with swiss cheese, french onion soup, croutons, and more cheese!
French Onion Chicken Skillet
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
French Onion Chicken is an easy go-to meal the entire family will love! This skillet chicken recipe tastes just like your favorite soup in main course form. French Onion Soup Chicken is chicken breast topped with swiss cheese, french onion soup, croutons, and more cheese!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, french onion chicken
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 10.5 ounce can French Onion Soup
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add chicken and cook each side for 3-4 minutes until browned.
  3. Add the french onion soup to the skillet and allow chicken to continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes on each side, adding the croutons to the mixture after you flip the chicken. Cook the chicken until it's white all the way through.
  4. When chicken is fully cooked, add a slice of swiss cheese to the top of each chicken breast. Turn off heat and allow swiss to melt over the chicken.
  5. Serve with rice or vegetables. Enjoy!

Have a love for all things French Onion? Try out this recipe for classic French Onion Soup from Genius Kitchen.

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Comments

Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
This is a cool idea Becky! I've only ever thought of french onion soup, but put it on chicken? Yum!
Sara @ Bitz & Giggles
You totally had me rolling with the "chicken had a growth" comment. This is truly MY kind of dish and I can't wait to share it with my family! Pinning!
    Becky Hardin
    Thank you Sara!! Yeah I figured I had to address the growth or people might wonder. Haha!!
kita
i WISH there was a way I could convince my man to eat onions. This looks freakin delicious!!!
    Becky Hardin
    I know, my husband hates them too. I just didn't tell him what this was and he loved it!! Haha.
      Tina
      This is what I'm cooking tonight and I will let you know how it turns out
Jeanine
My husband would absolutely LOVE this! And I love easy recipes, so it's a win-win!
Melanie | Melanie Makes
That cheese! I have hands down the best Valentine ever! Can't wait to give this a try as I know everyone in my house will love it!
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
This looks like great comfort food! Love the flavors!
Heather | girlichef
This is such a fabulous idea, and can I just tell you how much I love those growths!? I'm so happy that you kept the bread in the dish. This French Onion lover is SO making this.
    Becky Hardin
    Haha, thank you Heather!! I love the growths too. Can't leave the extra carbs out!!
kimberly morgan
this is a future "family dinner night" meal for sure yummm
amanda @ fake ginger
This looks amazing! French onion soup is my fave but I never make it because my husband and kids wouldn't eat it. They would be all over this though!
Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me
What a great idea. Love French Onion Soup and you just gave us another way to enjoy the great flavors!
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