This Easy French Onion Chicken recipe is a cinch to put together.

Prep this easy casserole-style dish ahead of time or prep it in under 10 minutes! With simple ingredients, this recipe makes meal time a breeze, and with its rich and unique flavor, it is always a hit with family and friends! Chicken topped with a premade soup mix then a crispy French fried onion topping, it doesn’t get any easier than that.

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Flavorful French Onion Chicken

  • We love this baked main dish that has a slow-cooked juicy tenderness. French onion chicken can be served casserole-style straight from the oven!
  • This super easy recipe has got restaurant-quality written all over it! Perfect for last-minute company with a side of rice and your fave veggie.
  • This recipe is prepped, cooked, and ready to serve in less than an hour! Or, prep in advance and add the topping just before baking.

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Ingredients and Variations

CHICKEN: Chicken breasts are perfect for single-serving portions, but for a hearty appetizer, cut the chicken breasts into cubes. Boneless pork chops will also work in this recipe!

DIP: French onion dip is easy to find, but a can of creamy onion soup will also work! Mix with a tablespoon or two of apricot jam for a thicker topping and a sweeter flavor!

TOPPING: French fried onions come pre-packaged and really give this recipe a flavorful crunch combined with the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. For a lower carb count, switch out the onions and Panko for ground almonds and crushed pork rinds.

PRO TIP: For extra flavor and crunch, saute nuts in a dry pan until they are slightly fragrant. 

How to Make French Onion Chicken

This simple casserole recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Combine the topping and set aside.
  2. Place the chicken in a casserole dish and cover with the French onion dip.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, add the topping, and cook until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165°F. 

Serve with some homemade dinner rolls, another baked dish like these asparagus, a crisp salad like this one, and elegant dessert like berry topped pavlova.

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Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Choose chicken breasts that are the same size so they cook at the same rate. Flatten them a bit with a meat tenderizer, if needed.
  • Cover the top of the casserole dish if the topping starts to brown too much.
  • Let the chicken rest about 5 minutes once it’s removed from the oven so the juices remain sealed into the meat.

Storing Leftovers

Keep leftover easy French onion chicken covered in the refrigerator up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave, serve it cold in a sandwich or top a fresh salad for an energizing workday lunch!

Freeze portions in a zippered bag up to 4 weeks and thaw in the refrigerator until ready to reheat or serve.

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Easy French Onion Chicken

Prep this French Onion Chicken recipe in just 10 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Rest 5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless, 5 oz each
  • 1 cup french onion dip
  • parsley for garnish


  • cup french fried onions finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine topping ingredients and set aside.
  • Place chicken in a baking dish and cover with french onion dip.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then add the topping and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.


  • If the topping begins to brown too much, cover lightly with foil.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
  • For even cooking, pound chicken breasts so they are similar thickness.
  • Allow chicken to rest for about 5 minutes after they are removed from oven.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 747mg | Potassium: 886mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

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