Prep Time: 25 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 45 mins | Yield: 4 Servings

The amazing taste of the caramelized onions combined with juicy chicken is just pure joy! Oh, man, you are so in for a treat!


3 tbsp butter

5-6 large onions, thinly sliced

1 tsp fresh thyme

a pinch each of salt and pepper

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied

1 c shredded mozzarella or gruyere cheese (or a mix of both!)

1/4 c freshly grated parmesan cheese

2 tbsp olive oil

1/3 c chicken or beef stock

a few sprigs of fresh thyme


Step 1: Place a large cast-iron skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Step 2: Add the butter and allow it to melt.

Step 3: Add the diced onions and sauté for a few minutes until caramelized.

Step 4: Add the fresh thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well mixed.

Step 5: Remove the brown onions and transfer them into a bowl.

Step 6: Turn off the heat of the stove.

Step 7: In another mixing bowl, add the shredded gruyere, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. Stir until well mixed.

Step 8: Stuff each chicken breast with the shredded cheese and caramelized onions. Use toothpicks to lock the stuffed chicken breasts.

Step 9: Place the same skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.

Step 10: Add olive oil and allow it to become hot.

Step 11: Add the chicken breasts and cook each side until brown.

Step 12: Remove the skillet and chicken from the heat and transfer the chicken breasts onto a clean plate.

Step 13: Add the rest of the caramelized onions and chicken broth into the skillet.

Step 14: Put the chicken back to the skillet together with a few sprigs of thyme.

Step 15: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.

Step 16: Place the chicken inside the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until done.

Step 17: Remove from the oven and let them sit at room temperature to cool for a couple of minutes, then remove the toothpicks.

Step 18: Serve over rice or pasta and top it with the onions and pan sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 1152mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 597IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 1mg