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French Onion Roasted Chicken in large Dutch oven.

French Onion Roasted Chicken Recipe

French Onion Roasted Chicken Recipe - combining two classic comfort foods into one incredibly indulgent and satisfying dish. Each piece is juicy and flavorful.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, French
Keyword French onion chicken, roasted chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 431 kcal
Author Anna


  • 5 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 chicken bouillion
  • 1/4 cup water + 1 Tablespoons cornstarch for thickening sauce


  1. In a large 4 qt. Dutch Oven, heat up oil and butter until butter is melted.
  2. Season chicken. Place skin down in pot. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until golden. Flip and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove chicken onto a plate.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Add more butter to pot. Add onions. Cook stirring often until onions are translucent, soft and golden brown. Add bouillion cube and water. Cook until cube dissolves.
  5. Return chicken to pot. Spoon onions and juice over each piece.
  6. Place whole pot in oven. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 175 degrees F.
  7. When done, add cornstarch and water mixture to pot and stir until the sauce thickens.
  8. Serve chicken drizzled with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
French Onion Roasted Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.