Crock Pot French Onion Chicken Recipe has everything you love about the classic soup but with hearty chicken. Toss French Onion Chicken into the slow cooker and come home to a delicious dinner waiting.

Crock Pot French Onion Chicken Recipe

If you love french onion soup, you must try this delicious Crock Pot French Onion Chicken Recipe. It is loaded with cheese, onions and more delicious ingredients.

Even better, your crock pot does all the work! The chicken and onions are so tender after being slow cooked all day.

You will love coming home to dinner ready and waiting. Plus, it smells divine!

French Onion Chicken is easy:

The sweet vidalia onions are so tender and sweet. Oh my and that cheese!

Everything gets melted and blended together with the chicken for an amazing meal everyone will go crazy for!

I could eat the broth alone and be happy. It is that good!

Make sure you pick up a loaf of crusty bread to dip into the delicious broth. If you have extra time, make these easy Homemade Dinner Rolls.

Bread is a must because you will want to dip the bread into the broth to get every last drop. Yum!

Let’s make this yummy French Onion Chicken!


  • Vidalia onions, peeled and sliced
  • chicken breasts
  • salt
  • dried thyme
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • beef broth
  • Swiss cheese

How to make Crock Pot French Onion Chicken Recipe:

  • Add onions to the bottom of the crock pot.
  • Add chicken and place the chicken breasts on top.
  • Season chicken with salt and thyme.
  • Pour the Balsamic and the broth over the top.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 stirring occasionally.
  • 30 minutes before serving, top with the sliced Swiss cheese.
  • Cook for 15 minutes to 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Spoon the onion mixture on top of the chicken and serve.

If you prefer to cook this on the stove top, melt butter and cook on medium heat to high heat. I like to slow cook my chicken but this is definitely an option if you forgot to put the chicken in the crock pot soon enough.

It is one of our favorite chicken recipes.

Another tasty option is French Onion Chicken Thighs.

You can easily substitute chicken thighs for the chicken breasts in this recipe. They are just as tender and delicious.

We often use what we have in the freezer or what is on sale that week. This might mean instead of chicken breasts, I toss in chicken thighs.

I have even used a mix of the two. My family never even noticed.

By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.

Everyone loves this delicious dish so it is on our permanent  menu plan rotation.

In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.

Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable.

Plus, being able to toss everything in the crock pot and come home to dinner waiting is a huge help and we are not tempted to get take out.  Everyone is much happier with a delicious home cooked meal anyway.

Take out these days is not that fast and costs a small fortune. It is even more if you have 8 kids like I do.

You will need a slow cooker for French Onion Chicken.

My absolute favorite is the Ninja cooker.  As you know we are all about making life easier around here and the Ninja Cooking System sure helps with that.

The great thing about the Ninja is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker for recipes that call for that. Talk about a time saver! It cuts down on pans to clean and just makes thinks really simple.

It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances. We just love ours.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

Anything to make life easier and cut down on the stress of getting dinner on the table fast.

If you have a pressure cooker, try French Onion Chicken Instant Pot for a really quick dinner. 

Print Slow Cooker French Onion Chicken Recipe below:

Crock Pot French Onion Chicken

4.9 from 19 votes
If you love french onion soup, Crock Pot French Onion Chicken Recipe is a must try. French Onion Chicken is tender and delicious. Plus, so easy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 209
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 pounds vidalia onions peeled and sliced
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (filleted into 6 pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 6 oz sliced swiss cheese


  • Place the onions in the bottom of the crock pot.
  • Place the chicken on top.
  • Seasoning with salt and thyme.
  • Pour the Balsamic and the broth over the top.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • 30 minutes before serving, top with the sliced Swiss cheese.
  • Cook for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Spoon the onion mixture on top of the chicken and serve.

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.  
*If you cannot find vidalia onions any sweet onions will work.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 209kcal, Carbohydrates 9g, Protein 21g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 62mg, Sodium 665mg, Potassium 355mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 256IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 249mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Jody – We think that the beef broth flavors pairs well with the onions in this recipe but you can try chicken broth if you prefer it or only have it on hand. Thank you!

  2. Can a different cheese be substituted? I do not like Swiss cheese. I would prefer a mozzarella or provolone if possible.

  3. 5 stars
    Definitely making again. Easy, delicious & budget friendly, can’t beat that..thanks for sharing ?

  4. 5 stars
    I thought I would try this recipe because I have always loved French onion soup. The whole time is was cooking it smelled so delicious I couldn’t wait to eat it. Turns out that my whole family loves it. It has become a regular dish in our house now.