French Onion Chicken

Total Time
35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Easy gravy-like sauce accompanies flavorful chicken. Crunch of veggies is nice contrast in texture. Hubby (who isn't crazy for onions, raved...3-year-old even ate it up!). Makes a nice one-dish meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 -6 chicken breast halves
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can French onion soup
  • 34 can water
  • 4 ounces neufchatel cheese, cut up in pieces
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 bag frozen stir fry vegetables (snap peas, carrots, mushrooms...)
  • 4 cups hot cooked rice

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet.
  2. When oil is hot, add chicken breasts.
  3. Brown on each side, and remove from pan.
  4. Add soup and water to pan, bring to boil.
  5. Add salt& pepper.
  6. Add cream cheese, whisking until melted.
  7. Bring to boil.
  8. Return chicken to skillet, reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer 20-30 mins.
  9. until chicken is done and sauce thickens.
  10. Meanwhile, coat another skillet with nonstick spray and heat over med-hi heat.
  11. When pan is hot, add frozen veggies and stir fry until crisp/done.
  12. Keep warm.
  13. To plate: spoon rice on plate, top with a chicken breast half and enough sauce to coat rice.
  14. Top with veggies, letting them fall down the sides of chicken in natural garnish.

Reviews

(3)
Most Helpful

This was easy, but like the other reviews, it was too salty, and it didn't thicken up very well. If I were to make this again, I would omit the water and maybe try making a half of a package of the onion soup mix instead of using the canned soup. I think it would be an easy meal to prepare in the crockpot. My boyfriend liked the flavor, but he also loves salt, my 8 year old and 5 year old were less than thrilled.

chelle keithley November 12, 2005

This is good. Everyone liked it and my DH went back for more! As another member said I had trouble whisking in the cream cheese, which was at room temp. It was a little salty from the soup, but my DH likes very thing salty. Next time I will try this in my crockpot and use sour cream instead of the cream cheese.

MomEof3 September 14, 2005

This was pretty good. Most everyone in the family liked it very much. We had it with teriyaki rice and string beans instead of stirfry veggies. The cream cheese is pretty hard to whisk in, so I would suggest using it at room temp. The sauce is very tasty but it never thickened up for me and we had tons left over. It's a shame it can't be halved, but that's hard with a can of soup! Thanks for sharing this easy meal.

Karen=^..^= January 22, 2005

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