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French Onion Roasted Chicken in large Dutch oven.
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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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: French onion chicken, roasted chicken
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 431kcal
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


  • In a large 4 qt. Dutch Oven, heat up oil and butter until butter is melted.
  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 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.
  • Return chicken to pot. Spoon onions and juice over each piece.
  • Place whole pot in oven. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 175 degrees F.
  • When done, add cornstarch and water mixture to pot and stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve chicken drizzled with sauce.


Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.1mg