One-Pan Creamy Chicken with Caramelized Onions

This Creamy Chicken and Caramelized Onions recipe comes together in one pan and in less than an hour for a simple, hearty and comforting meal the whole family will enjoy. With easy prep, cook, and clean-up, this meal will satisfy on the go families and picky eaters alike. Recipe created and photographed by Food Wine Sunshine.  

  • 1¼ lbs chicken tenders
  • 4 medium Vidalia onions
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 1 tsp ground pepper divided
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  1. Slice onions into rings.
  2. Caramelize onions.
  3. Once onions are done, transfer them to a plate.
  4. Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook the chicken, turning once, until browned and cooked throughout. About 3 mins per side.
  6. Transfer to the same plate the onions are on, or get a new one!
  7. Put the onions back into the skillet.
  8. Sprinkle flour over the onions and stir to coat.
  9. Add broth, milk, and the remaining salt and pepper.
  10. Cook until bubbling and thickened, about 2 minutes.
  11. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan and turn to coat.
  12. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.
  13. Enjoy!

If you're new to caramelizing onions (step 2), you can check out this caramelized sweet onions recipe or this ultimate how-to blog post for additional tips. 

If you like this recipe, try our Simple Chicken and Veggie Pasta with Sweet Onions!

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes