French Onion Soup Skillet




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Introduction

Indulge in the comforting flavors of French Onion Soup Skillet, a delicious twist on the classic soup that combines savory onions, chicken, and gooey cheese. This easy one-skillet recipe is perfect for a cozy night in or a family dinner that everyone will enjoy.

Why Make This Recipe

If you love the rich taste of French onion soup but want a heartier dish, this recipe is for you. It’s a quick and simple way to enjoy all the flavors of the beloved soup in a convenient skillet meal. Plus, the addition of chicken adds protein and makes it a satisfying main course.

How to Make French Onion Soup Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 cups thinly sliced sweet onions
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 12 (1/2-inch) slices French bread
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss or mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In a skillet, cook onions, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper until caramelized.
  2. Add broth and chicken to the onion mixture; simmer.
  3. Toast bread slices and arrange them on top of the onion mixture in the skillet. Top with cheese and bake until melted.
  4. Garnish with fresh thyme before serving.

How to Serve French Onion Soup Skillet

Serve the skillet straight from the oven while the cheese is hot and bubbly. Scoop out generous portions into bowls and enjoy with a side salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

How to Store French Onion Soup Skillet

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through before serving.

Tips to Make French Onion Soup Skillet

  • Take your time caramelizing the onions for maximum flavor.
  • Use a good quality broth for depth of flavor.
  • Don’t overcrowd the skillet when toasting the bread slices to ensure even browning.

Variation

For a vegetarian version, swap the chicken for additional vegetables like mushrooms or bell peppers. You can also experiment with different types of cheese for a unique flavor twist.

FAQs

  1. Can I use store-bought croutons instead of toasting bread slices? Yes, you can substitute croutons for the toasted bread for a quicker version.
  2. Can I make this recipe ahead of time? You can prepare the onion mixture and toast the bread slices in advance, then assemble and bake when ready to serve.
  3. Can I freeze French Onion Soup Skillet? It’s best to enjoy this dish fresh for the best texture and flavor.

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