Cheesy Caramelized Onion Chicken Thighs

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • one hour and 5 minutes
  • 4 servings

Chicken and caramelized onion can work wonders for your palate. First, fry the chicken thighs in olive oil. Then caramelize the onion by slow-cooking it in olive oil and butter. This adds extra flavor to your dish. Ultimately cook them together and let their aromas beautifully intertwine.

Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Caramelized Onion Chicken Thighs

For the chicken thighs:

1 pound bone-in chicken thighs
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ cup olive oil

For the onion chicken:

2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 medium onions, chopped
¼ cup cognac
1 cup beef stock
1 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
2 ounces of provolone cheese, sliced (4 slices)
4 ounces of parmesan, grated

How to Cook Cheesy Caramelized Onion Chicken Thighs

  1. For the chicken thighs:

    Place the chicken thighs on the work surface and score them. Season them on both sides with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the chicken thighs. Cook them until golden brown on each side. Set aside.
  3. For the sauce:

    Add the olive oil and butter to an oven-proof skillet over low-medium heat. Melt the butter and add the chopped onions.

  4. Cook and stir until tender. Add the cognac and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until onion is golden and caramelized.
  5. Add the beef stock and flour. Cook and stir until reduced.
  6. Add the cooked chicken thighs and season them with Italian seasoning. Add 1 slice of Provolone cheese over each chicken thigh and top it with grated parmesan.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C.

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