Ooooooh mannnnnn,this is one of those recipes that really doesn’t look all too pretty, but holy s*** does it taste pretty. Pretty darn incredible, that is! Like I’m kind of freaking out a bit about the balsamic onion mixture. It’s seriously one of the best things I’ve ever concocted! And that’s saying a lot because I really like a lot of things that I’ve cooked in the past. I’m officially obsessed and am determined to create several recipes using these onions!
But for now, let’s talk about how amazing it is over some seared chicken breasts and topped with a big, old handful of shredded Swiss cheese melted right over the top. I’m actually currently drooling just thinking about how delicious it was. And now I need to go make it again asap! It does take a little more time to put together than most of my super simple recipes, but trust me when I say that it’s time well spent! The trick is really letting the onions slowly cook down so that they literally get to the point where they are just melt in your mouth tender. And as if they didn’t taste delicious enough on their own, the addition of just a small amount of balsamic vinegar literally elevates the flavors in this dish soooooo much!
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There is also a small amount of flour that I used to thicken up the onion mixture a bit, but if you’re gluten intolerant, feel free to sub a gluten free flour or omit entirely if desired! If you omit it, the sauce will be a bit more liquidy, but the taste will still be AWESOME!
And of courseeeeee, it had to be 21 Day Fix friendly , right?! Because I can’t kick off the New Year WITHOUT making sure that you can follow my all time favorite program while enjoying this deliciousness! I counted this as 1 red container (chicken/beef stock), 1/2 green container (onions), 1 blue container (cheese) and 1 tsp for the butter/oil that you’ll use! And then I served the chicken with some simple mashed potatoes (1 yellow) and some asparagus (1 green). So overall, a great, satisfying and still HEALTHY dinner idea that I can guarantee will impress anyone you cook it for, including yourself! Like, I seriously did impress even myself with this one, guys, which is why I hope that you’ll all take the time to give it a try really soon. There is just so much flavor in this dish and it truly does feel super indulgent! The trick is just keeping your portion sizes in check! And that’s where the 21 Day Fix makes things so much easier!
- Large sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp grass-fed butter
- 1 cup beef stock
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- leaves from 3 stems of thyme, chopped (about 1/2 tsp)
- 1/2 Tbs whole wheat flour (or other flour)
- 1/2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 (4 oz each) boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Salt & Pepper
- 1/2 cup freshly shredded Swiss cheese
- Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add in the onions and cook, stirring frequently. As needed, add in small amounts of beef stock to keep the onions from burning as they caramelize. Cook until onions are very tender and caramelized (about 20-30 minutes). Stir in the garlic and thyme and saute one minute.
- Then sprinkle the flour over the onion mixture and stir until combined. Add in the rest of the beef stock and bring to a simmer. Then remove the pan from the heat and stir in balsamic vinegar. Pour onion mixture into a bowl and set aside.
- Return pan to stove and increase heat to medium high. Add in coconut oil. Season chicken liberally with salt & pepper and sear in skillet for 3-4 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through. Reduce heat to medium-low, add the onion mixture over the top of the chicken and then add the shredded cheese on top. Cover and let cook until cheese is melted down.
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