Meal Kit

French Onion Chicken

with spinach salad and white balsamic vinaigrette

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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We know everybody loves French onion soup, so we figured out a way to incorporate those flavors into a delicious chicken dinner. Caramelized onions and Swiss cheese top a beautifully seared chicken breast before being melted to perfection in the oven. Tip: Easy way to remove thyme from stem: just pinch the top and run your fingers down the stem. Presto! The leaves should just fall off.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 13 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 5 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • Info
    1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 oz. Dark Brown Sherry Cooking Wine
  • Info
    1½ oz. Swiss Cheese Slices
  • ¼ oz. White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 3 Thyme Sprigs
Contains: Sulfites
Food intolerance information

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using NY strip steak, follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1, 3, and 4. Sear undisturbed on one side, 2-3 minutes, flipping, then roasting in hot oven until steak reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 10-12 minutes. Halve to serve.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel and halve onion. Slice into thin strips.

    Stem thyme.

    Halve tomatoes.

    Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. 2

    Caramelize the Onion

    Place a medium oven-safe non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and onion to hot pan and spread onion into a thin layer (some overlap is ok). Reduce heat to medium and cook undisturbed until beginning to brown, 3-4 minutes.

    Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then stir often until onions are a deep golden brown, 5-6 minutes.

    Add thyme and sherry wine. Cook until wine has evaporated, 2-3 minutes.

    Transfer onion to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  3. 3

    Coat and Sear the Chicken

    Mix panko and 1/4 tsp. salt on a plate. Add a chicken breast to panko and coat completely, pressing firmly to adhere. Shake gently to remove excess breading. Repeat with second chicken breast.

    Return pan used to caramelize onions to medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and chicken breasts to hot pan. Sear undisturbed on one side, 2-3 minutes.

  4. 4

    Roast the Chicken

    Flip chicken, and place pan in hot oven. Roast until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 9-11 minutes.

    Carefully top chicken with caramelized onions and cover with cheese. Roast again until cheese melts, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from oven and rest, 5 minutes.

    While chicken rests, make salad.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Add white balsamic vinegar, sugar, 5 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to a mixing bowl and whisk or stir vigorously. Add spinach and tomatoes and toss or gently to combine to coat.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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