Savory Chicken with Onion Thyme Sauce

It’s no secret that I love chicken dishes. I’ve also made it very clear that my husband does not share my enthusiasm. *sigh* So whenever I can put together a chicken dish that does not involve barbecue sauce (yes, hubby’s favorite way to enjoy chicken aside from a stir fry) and hubby will eat it, I know I have a winner. This chicken recipe is actually an adaptation of one using balsamic (which I was out of), so I substituted rice vinegar, which gave it a mellower flavor, which I’m sure hubby appreciated. ;)

This was wonderful, though hubby opted to skip the onion sauce. I loved the sauce topping on my chicken, the flavor was great but not overbearing. Yum!

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Savory Chicken with Onion Thyme Sauce
adapted from Balsamic Chicken and Thyme

printable version

1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
4 skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, halved & sliced thin
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, or 1/2 teaspoon dried

Mix flour and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper on a plate. Add chicken; turn to coat. Shake off excess.

In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, 10 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Remove to a plate; cover to keep warm.

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Add onion to skillet and sauté 1 to 2 minutes until lightly browned. Add garlic and cook another minute or two. Add broth, vinegar, thyme and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring often, 7-10 minutes or until onions are soft and sauce is syrupy.

More chicken recipes you might like:
Chicken in Walnut Sauce
Mediterranean Chicken
Chicken Scallion Stir Fry

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  1. Jane Bonacci says

    This looks and sounds amazing. My husband would pass on the sauce and I would heap it on – sounds like we are a lot alike!

  2. The Food Hound says

    I agree with hubby– I am easily bored by chicken, too! But a good sauce will do the trick! I think I will try it with the balsamic vinegar and maybe rosemary? Looks delicious!

  3. Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food says

    This would make a perfect weeknight dinner, Amanda. Quick, but who would know by looking at or tasting it? Chicken is always popular at my house, and this recipe is a great way to use several of the fresh herbs in my fall garden.

  4. marla {family fresh cooking} says

    I am with you Amanda, I love chicken. The onion sauce looks great. I for sure need to try this recipe. Chicken with thyme is the perfect combo :) xo

  5. Katrina says

    I would totally opt out of the onion sauce like your husband, but the meal looks really good. Nice to see a post from you. SU-ing.

  6. Deeba PAB says

    I like the chicken variety you cook up Amanda. Chicken is a favourite in our home too, and this one looks good. {BTW Love the line up of Scary crafts on the left. Fabulous}

  7. Beth says

    This recipe looks great. I'm always searching for good-tasting chicken recipes that aren't difficult, and this one sounds like a winner!

  8. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says

    Oh, yum! I love everything about this recipe. Chicken, onions, thyme…what could be bad about that??

  9. Blanca D says

    mmm que rico que se ve!!!!
    a mi tambien me encanta el pollo y tengo la dicha que a mi esposo tambien jijijiji :O)
    mil gracias por estas recetas tan sabrosas
    besos y abrazos :O)

  10. Brandy Glenn says

    My husband and I loved this dish. I made it this evening for dinner and the sauce is delicious!!! Thank you for the post!

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