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French Onion Chicken – Instant Pot Recipe

If you love French Onion Soup, then you’ll want to try this French Onion Chicken! It’s full of flavor and a quick meal from the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot French Onion Chicken

Instant Pot French Onion Chicken will be requested over and over!

If you love a good, homemade French Onion Soup, you’re going to love this chicken! It’s a delicious alternative to plain, boring chicken. The boneless, skinless chicken breasts used are full of flavor. Be sure to scoop up some of the onion soup left in the Instant Pot. Serve with baguettes or bread and don’t forget to clean your plate with it. That extra juice is not something meant to go to waste!

What to Serve with French Onion Chicken

Classic Caesar Salad

Roasted Broccoli Salad

Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Plate of French Onion Chicken served with a side of rice

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 lbs. yellow onions, sliced root to tip
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ cup dry red wine
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1¼ cups beef broth, preferably organic
2 bay leaves
4-5 fresh thyme sprigs
1¼ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded ½” thick
6-8 thin mild (non-smoked) Provolone cheese slices

Up close view of a fork holding a bite of chicken covered in the French Onion Flavor left over in the Instant Pot

Instructions:

Select the “Sauté” function and adjust to the medium setting. Add the butter and olive oil and stir until butter is melted and evenly distributed across the bottom.

Add onions and sprinkle with the garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and develop some color, approximately 10-15 minutes.

Add the balsamic vinegar and red wine, then deglaze the bottom of the pot with a spatula to release any browned bits. Once the liquid is reduced by one half, stir in the Worcestershire sauce, if using, and the beef broth. Push the “Cancel” button to turn the unit off.

Generously season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and black pepper, before adding to the Instant Pot®. Top with the bay leaves and fresh thyme sprigs.

Add the lid and lock into place, making sure the pressure release valve is set to “Sealing.” Select the “Manual” button on the highest setting and adjust the cook time to 6 minutes.

When the cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Once the pin drops and the steam is no longer coming out, carefully remove the lid and discard the bay leaves and woody thyme stems.

Place the mild Provolone slices on top of the chicken breasts and cover the unit with the lid for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese is thoroughly melted. Remove lid and serve immediately with your choice of sides. Enjoy!   

Spoonful  of the caramelized onions. These are perfect for serving on top of your chicken!

More Instant Pot Recipes To Try:

Pulled Pork Chili
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Pork Carnitas Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Rice

Instant Pot French Onion Chicken

Instant Pot French Onion Chicken

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes

Step up your chicken game with this delicious Instant Pot French Onion Chicken!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lbs. yellow onions, sliced root to tip
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1¼ cups beef broth, preferably organic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4-5 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1¼ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded ½” thick
  • 6-8 thin mild (non-smoked) Provolone cheese slices

Instructions

Select the “Sauté” function and adjust to the medium setting. Add the butter and olive oil and stir until butter is melted and evenly distributed across the bottom.



Add onions and sprinkle with the garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and develop some color, approximately 10-15 minutes.



Add the balsamic vinegar and red wine, then deglaze the bottom of the pot with a spatula to release any browned bits. Once the liquid is reduced by one half, stir in the Worcestershire sauce, if using, and the beef broth. Push the “Cancel” button to
turn the unit off.



Generously season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and black pepper, before adding to the Instant Pot®. Top with the bay leaves and fresh thyme sprigs.



Add the lid and lock into place, making sure the pressure release valve is set to “Sealing.” Select the “Manual” button on the highest setting and adjust the cook time to 6 minutes.



When the cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Once the pin drops and the steam is no longer coming out, carefully remove the lid and discard the bay leaves and woody thyme stems.
 



Place the mild Provolone slices on top of the chicken breasts and cover the unit with the lid for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese is thoroughly melted. Remove lid and serve immediately with your choice of sides. Enjoy!   

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 573mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 40g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 10/19/2020

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Making boring chicken breasts come to life with this flavorful recipe for French Onion Chicken. It's quick and easy in the Instant Pot. Your family will want it over and over!

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