French Onion Chicken Pasta is an easy to make weeknight one pot pasta dish!  Full of tender chicken, caramelized onions, pasta, and gooey cheese!

french onion chicken with pasta

If you visit my blog on the regular, you’re probably aware that I’m obsessed with good old one pot/pan/skillet recipes.  I love a no fuss dinner just as much as you guys!  Follow along on Instagram with me as well, I’m planning to show you even more of what I’m cooking in my stories!  I am happy to say that I was super impressed with the flavors in this French Onion Chicken Pasta, we had it devoured in no time!

French Onion Chicken Pasta:

French onion chicken is simply chicken that is cooked along with delicious caramelized onions in a delicious beef broth and coated with lots of melty cheese!  We add pasta to this recipe to make it a complete one pot meal.

To make this French onion chicken pasta you start by caramelizing the onions.  This process takes about 15-20 minutes, and is mostly hands off.  You will melt your butter in a large skillet over medium heat, then, add the onions and allow them to cook down while stirring only occasionally.  You will know the onions are done when they are a golden brown “caramel” color and nice and tender.

Then, remove the onions from the pan to a bowl.  You will brown the seasoned diced chicken on all sides, but it doesn’t need to be completely cooked through yet.  Once the chicken is browned, add the onions back into the pan.  Then, in goes the pasta and broth.

Now, cook about 10-12 minutes until your pasta is tender.  Most of the liquid will be gone from the pan.  There will be a small amount of liquid left and that is ok, it makes for a super creamy sauce when you stir in the cheese!

french onion chicken pasta recipe

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french onion pasta with chicken



4.96 from 41 votes

French Onion Chicken Pasta

French Onion Chicken Pasta is an easy to make weeknight one pot pasta dish!  Full of tender chicken, caramelized onions, pasta, and gooey cheese!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Servings 6



  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally until onions are tender and caramelized. About 15 minutes.
  • Remove the onions to a bowl.
  • Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  • Heat the olive oil in the same skillet.
  • Add the chicken to the skillet and cook and stir for 5 minutes until the chicken is seared on all sides.
  • Add the onions back to the pan along with the pasta and beef broth.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer over low heat until most of the liquid is absorbed and pasta is tender.
  • Stir in the heavy cream, provolone, and parmesan cheese.
  • Top with parsley if desired.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    Have made this twice so far – once the original recipe and once using some variations from others comments. Delicious every time!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! Made it with boneless, skinless thighs, Italian blend of cheese; deglazed pan with cooking sherry after transferring everything to larger pot. Went plateless and ate straight from pot!!?

  3. 5 stars
    My husband declared this the best pasta ever! As I use chicken stock instead I add a splash of red wine for that rich flavor that or beef stock can only really add. I skip the cheese too just as I wanted to keep it as close to the soup would be itself and still just as yummy. Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    This was delicious my husband loved it! I was surprised that such a yummy rich dish was only 6 freestyle points per cup on WW. I used Ronzoni 150 cal high fiber penne. Thanks for a great recipe. 5 stars ….I couldn’t get the stars to change.

  5. 5 stars
    Yep, this is going in our dinner rotation. I added mushrooms just because they are a favorite. This is a new favorite comfort food in our house!

  6. What a flavorful dish! I love that I typically have the ingredients on hand to make this meal for dinner! Looks great!