Skillet French Onion Chicken

Total Time: 35 Min

One Pan

About this recipe

Delight in this Skillet French Onion Chicken recipe, a dish that marries tender, juicy chicken with rich, caramelized onions and a savory Holland House® Marsala Cooking Wine-based gravy. Topped with layers of provolone and Swiss cheese, it's baked to perfection, creating a symphony of flavors and textures that's sure to please your palate.

Prep Time: 5 Min

Cook Time: 30 Min



  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup + ¾ cup beef broth, divided
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded ¼-inch thick
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1½ Tbsp. flour
  • ¼ cup Holland House® Marsala Cooking Wine
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • Thyme, parsley or rosemary, fresh, for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Melt butter in a large ovenproof skillet set to medium-high heat. Add onions and ¼ cup beef broth. Sauté onions, stirring occasionally, for 10-12 minutes, until deep golden brown and tender. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, drizzle chicken with oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Arrange chicken in the empty hot skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned. Chicken will not be fully cooked yet. Transfer chicken to a plate and cover; set aside.
  3. Return onions to the pan. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Pour ¾ cup beef broth and ¼ cup Holland House® Marsala Cooking Wine into the pan. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Return chicken to pan. Generously spoon sauce over each chicken breast.
  4. Top each chicken breast with 1 slice of provolone and 1 slice of Swiss cheese. Transfer skillet to preheated oven. Cook for about 10 minutes, until chicken is completely cooked and cheese is melted.
  5. Spoon the caramelized onion gravy over top of the chicken. Garnish with chopped herbs and serve.