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French Onion Stew

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs onions, peeled and sliced
    • Use a variety: Vidalia, yellow, white, red, shallot, etc
  • Butter
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cubed and rubbed with salt, pepper, and ground thyme
  • Splash of red wine
  • 3 cups beef bone broth
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere
  • 1 baguette, sliced

Method

  1. Melt 3-4 tablespoons of butter, add onions and a pinch of salt in a Dutch oven. Caramelize, stirring frequently, for 1-2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté chicken in butter until well-browned. Drain and set aside.
  3. After caramelized, add balsamic vinegar to onions.. Be careful not to deglaze pan, if possible. Remove onions from pan and set oven to 350F.
  4. Deglaze pan with a splash of red wine. Add another 3-4 tablespoons of butter and melt. Add flour, whisk into a blond roux.
  5. Add bone broth a little at a time, whisking constantly. KEEP SMOOTH. Adjust flavor with salt and pepper and ground thyme as desired.
  6. Add chicken and onions. Mix thoroughly. Top with cheese.
  7. Bake until cheese is golden brown.
  8. Put baguette slices into bowls. Spoon stew over the top.

About growingupkitten

I am a wife, a fur-mom, an avid reader, and a volunteer. For my grown-up work I'm an APRN at a local children's hospital. For fun I foster kittens and their mamas for a local animal shelter.

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