SKILLET FRENCH ONION CHICKEN

Lyn was going to be cooking last night and I had taken out some chicken breast so she was browsing for interesting chicken recipe. After sending me the link asking me if I like carnalized onions, she know I do, she decided she would play the make pudding trick. Once she called me over and said could you please stir the pudding. I didn’t know it had to be stirred continuously until thickened and she walked away smiling. Anyway carnalized onions have to stirred continuously. I looked over the recipe and agreed to cook tonight. I did not have the correct cheese and the goat cheese had gone a little bitter, it was forgotten in the back of the draw, so I used combo mozzarella and parmigiana cheese not the same sweet, mild, and nutty flavor but it worked just fine. there is always next time. I’ll include the picture from the recipe as reference. My chicken breast were large so I made cutlets but I should have cut each one in half width wise

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless (skinless chicken cutlets (16 to 20 ounces total))
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (or more as needed)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 ounces Gruyère cheese* (coarsely grated (about 1 cup))
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour mix*)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pepper (to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and 1/4 teaspoon salt, increase to medium-high, and cook, stirring frequently, until they start to brown around the edges.
  3. Turn the heat to medium-low and add the balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the onions are very tender. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to deglaze. Set aside and wipe out the skillet.
  4. If the chicken is not uniformly thin, place it between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat tenderizer or the bottom of a heavy pan until thin but still intact. Season to taste with 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper and set aside.
  5. In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the flour*, pinch of salt, and paprika.
  6. Set a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and melt 1 teaspoon butter.
  7. Dredge two of the chicken cutlets in the seasoned flour, then shake off the excess and lay them side by side in the pan. 
  8. Cook the chicken for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned, then flip and cook for 3 more minutes. Set aside on a dish and repeat with the remaining butter and chicken. Set aside.
  9. Combine the broth and 1 tablespoon of the flour mixture and mix, add it to the skillet and whisk on low heat, 1 minute, until it thickens. Toss the rest of the flour out.
  10. Return the chicken to the skillet, top with onions and cheese and cover. Cook low 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

Notes

*only about 1 tablespoon gets used in the end

Gruyère is a hard Swiss cheese that originated in the cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Jura, and Berne in Switzerland. It is named after the town of Gruyères in Fribourg. In 2001, Gruyère gained the appellation d’origine contrôlée, which became the appellation d’origine protégée as of 2013. Wikipedia

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