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French onion chicken

January 21, 2018

I love onions, like seriously love them! I have been thinking about creating a french onion soup recipe (which is still on my list) but with the weight watcher freestyle program I am always thinking of meals I can make that will stay nice and low in points. That’s when this french onion chicken recipe hit me and let me tell you, it is AMAZING! So filling and full of flavor, best part is it’s just 2 freestyle smart points per serving… win!!

French onion chicken
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 4
2SP freestyle, 5SP/5PP
  • 4 cups peeled and chopped onions, I used red onion because it's my favorite
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp chicken broth
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1.5 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 4- 6oz chicken breast (if following freestyle they can be larger)
  • ⅔ cup light gouda shredded cheese (77 grams)
  1. Heat your olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat, add in your chopped onions and 3 Tbsp of chicken broth. Let onions cook for 45 minutes stirring often.
  2. When onions are close to being finished you can sear your chicken in a separate frying pan, season breasts with a little salt & pepper, use a little cooking spray and cook 5 minutes on each side over medium heat, set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F
  4. When onions are cooked add in thyme and garlic. Add in flour and mix well. Stir in ½ cup of your chicken broth and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in remaining chicken broth, vinegar and mustard, bring to a boil, the sauce should thicken at this point.
  6. Place your chicken in a sprayed casserole dish, top with your onion mixture and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove and add your shredded gouda cheese (can substitute for another cheese if you wish)
  8. Turn oven to broil and broil for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
  9. Serve immediately, makes 4 servings. Can be frozen.
SP Freestyle- 2 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- 5 using SP calculator
Points plus- 5 using PP calculator
Nutritional info (incl onions) Calories 270..Fat 6g...Sat fat 2.4g...Carbs 6.6g...Fiber 0.6g...Sugar 1.6g..Protein 39g using My Fitness Pal

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  • Reply Sharon January 21, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this site. THANK YOU!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks Sharon πŸ™‚ hope you enjoy all the recipes!

  • Reply Anne January 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Looks excellent! I will definitely be trying it this week! Love your blog!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you Anne, hope you enjoy the chicken dish πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah January 21, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Hi! Being a fellow Ontarian, just wondering where you got the light Gouda from?
    Looks amazing!
    Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      Hi Sarah, I got it at Fortino’s in the cheese section (by the deli)

  • Reply Kenzie January 23, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    What’s the difference between SP and SP freestyle?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 25, 2018 at 11:38 am

      as far as points go nothing really, we still calculate point values the same, it’s just with freestyle there is a larger list of zero point foods, if you google it I am sure you can find the list

  • Reply Lisa January 23, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    We are having this chicken tonight. It’s in the oven now!! Can’t wait😁

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 25, 2018 at 11:39 am

      I hope you all enjoyed it πŸ™‚

    • Reply Wendy January 30, 2018 at 1:29 am

      Lisa—How was this—was it good??—There are no reviews yet on this recipe & I’ve been hoping you would give us some feedback!! Please please please let us all know! πŸ˜‰

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:23 pm

        I have seen many on social media say they tried it and it has had great feedback, I personally love it but I might be biased Ha!

  • Reply Monica January 26, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Had this tonight, it was delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 27, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Monica, you are very welcome, so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Donna January 27, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Kate, This sounds awesome. I’ve been forwarding it to my fellow WW members in my meeting. With all the 0SP foods now it’s always great to have new ways to prepare them keeping the SP’s low. Thank you.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      You are welcome, hope you enjoy the dish, it is so tasty!

  • Reply mary chaisson January 28, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    so you really cook the onions for 45 min?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Yes, you really do πŸ™‚ they need to be very soft and because you have so many they take a long time

  • Reply Linda January 31, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    I had an Epiphany after making this chicken. This sautΓ©ed onion recipe would be good in plain flour yogurt like onion dip! Yum! This was a Home Run!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 2, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Linda, and I like your thinking πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lynn February 1, 2018 at 8:07 am

    This site is lovely…I’ll be fixing that chicken! Thanks …

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 2, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks Lynn, I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lynn Beener February 4, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Making this tonight. My smartpoints calculator for freestyle says 5 pts. ?? I called WW and they said there is a freestyle calculator to download. I can not find it for over an hour. Any tips for download would be much appreciated. I’m anxious to start cooking! I will def share our opinion… looks outstanding… Thx again! Lynn-Ann

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 6, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Hi Lynn, sorry I am not too sure what to say.. Your WW App should be updated to included freestyle and when you build this recipe you will get the 2 points but if you are using the nutritional numbers you cant do that to determine smart points because the nutri numbers includes the chicken but on freestyle we don’t add the chicken

  • Reply Kathy J February 5, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Do you really have to cook those onions for 45 minutes?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 6, 2018 at 11:43 am

      lol yes you really do, I have had others ask.. there is a huge pile of onions, they need to cook down very soft..

  • Reply Kathy J February 6, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I asked last night (while I was making this recipe) if the onions really have to be cooked for 45 minutes. That post hasn’t been approved yet–please ignore it. πŸ™‚ The cooking process answered the question for me–YES THEY DO. They caramelized beautifully and became very sweet.
    This was amazing, and I wish I’d made more than I did. From now on I’m going to double the recipe!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 6, 2018 at 11:44 am

      Hi Kathy, ha.. I answered that one first before seeing this one.. Yup they really need to cook and go soft for this recipe, so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Debbie February 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    This recipe was to die for! I made it for company and they LOVED it! Took some to work, they LOVED it! I couldn’t find light gouda, I just used regular. Also, my onions didn’t caramelize, but they did cook down nice and mushy.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 14, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      So glad everyone enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I’m not sure you have to really be concerned with the onions caramelizing, as long as they are cooked nice and soft πŸ™‚

  • Reply Wanda February 13, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Made this dish today followed recipe except substituted Gouda for mozzarella. It was absolutely delicious & WW point friendly. Whole family loved it. Thank you !

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 14, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      Awesome, so glad everyone enjoyed it πŸ™‚

    • Reply Sheila Bowen February 16, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      What did you serve with the chicken? I’m making this for supper and wondering “what do I have with it”? LOL

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle February 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm

        It is pretty filling so I suggest something light, salad, or maybe even some sort of bread, like a garlic knot or home made garlic toast

  • Reply Michelle Cummings March 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Oh my gosh…found your recipes today! I’ve been shopping and cooking all day!❀️ Made your broccoli soup , and French Onion Soup Chicken Recipe! YUM! Thanks so excited to try all the recipes I printed off! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 3, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      Hi Michelle, yay.. I hope you love them all πŸ™‚

  • Reply Michelle March 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Yum πŸ˜‹ thanks for sharing with us! So excited to try some more of your recipes!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 3, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      You are very welcome πŸ™‚

  • Reply JuliAnn M Adams March 10, 2018 at 11:19 am

    I want to make these ahead to take to my daughter for a meal for the week. How should I prepare so that they can reheat or bake once I prepare?

  • Reply Ashley Stone April 8, 2018 at 3:22 am

    I made this this week and substituted thin sliced swiss cheese and this was delicious! Will definitely add this to my regular rotation!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 8, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Ashley, I love swiss cheese πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lisa April 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    We loved this recipe! My mister asked to have the leftovers for lunch and informed me that I was allowed to make it again…lol! Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 12, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Ha I love that! So glad you both enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kayla April 14, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    So dissapointed since ive loved all your recipes so far!! This sauce did not taste like french onion whats so ever!! All I could taste/smell was the vinegar..

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 15, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      So sorry you did not enjoy it, this is actually the first negative feedback I have had on this one but I understand I can’t please everyone, the recipe itself is not really supposed to taste like french onion soup if that is maybe what you were expecting.. maybe you could omit the vinegar?

  • Reply Katie April 18, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I made this last night. I used Velveeta mozzarella shreds and light swiss. It was killer! Definitely making again!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 21, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Katie πŸ™‚

  • Reply Chelsie April 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Hi! First, your site is amazing. I’ve loved practically everything I’ve made. Made this one tonight… it was very watery in the pan… any ideas why how I can fix that for next time? The flavors are great, but it was not thick after it baked. Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 24, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Chelsie, do you mean the end result was watery or just the onion mix? I did have juices in the pan when I made it and just spooned some over the chicken.. but it was not overly watery

  • Reply Courtney Rees May 23, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    This was absolute perfection! If you are thinking about making this, run to the store and grab the ingredients right now!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 25, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks Courtney, so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kelly C June 7, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I LOVE this recipe! Made it tonight for the second time and it was delicious.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 8, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      Hi Kelly, so glad you loved it, it is one of my favorites for sure, and so point friendly πŸ™‚

  • Reply Noreen Harnage June 7, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    I made this tonight, but cut the recipe in half for my husband and I. It was delicious!! I will definitely be making it again.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 8, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Noreen, I am so glad you both enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Stevie June 12, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I just made this and it was AMAZING! Seriously incredible. My husband was skeptical but really enjoyed it as well! These weren’t just caramelized onions, they were almost in a glaze that coated the chicken. I can’t wait to make this again!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 13, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      Yay, so glad you both enjoyed it, it is one of my favorites for sure!

  • Reply Mary August 10, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    This was off the chain delicious! It tasted like something from a restaurant. The onions were amazing! Even my husband loved it! Thank you!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 10, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Hi Mary, wow that is a great compliment, thank you πŸ™‚ so glad you both enjoyed it!

  • Reply christine September 20, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Made this last night. was absolutely delish! Family loved it too! Thank you for the great recipe

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 20, 2018 at 11:55 am

      Hi Christine, so glad everyone enjoyed it, one of my favorite meals for sure πŸ™‚

  • Reply Vicki McDaniel September 20, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Made this tonight and served it with mashed cauliflower, big hit with my family! Will be making more of your recipes. Thank you!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 22, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      Hi Vicki, I am so happy to hear the family enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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