French Onion Smothered Chicken

French Onion Smothered Chicken – one of our family’s all-time favorite meals. Super simple and everyone loves it! Chicken tenderloins topped with sour cream French onion dip, cheese, and french fried onions. Ready in under 30 minutes! Serve over rice, potatoes, or pasta. Everyone fights for the leftovers!

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Sour Cream Smothered Chicken

Stop what you are doing and add this French Onion Smothered Chicken to your menu. It is crazy good! Chicken smothered in sour cream french onion dip, cheese, and fried onions. We ate this for dinner and fought over the leftovers! LOL! This dish is super easy to make. I had it ready to bake before my oven preheated. I used chicken tenders and this was on the table in 30 minutes! Perfect for hectic weeknights!

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How to Make French Onion Smothered Chicken

This chicken is super duper easy to make. Place chicken tenderloins in a baking dish. Sprinkle with garlic salt and onion powder. Sprinkle the chicken with some shredded cheese. Spread french onion dip all over the chicken. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven. Top the chicken with shredded cheddar cheese and french fried onion. Bake until the cheese has melted and the chicken is cooked.

  • Make sure to use a refrigerated sour cream based french onion dip such as Dean’s, Great Value, Barber’s, Heluva Good Dip, or Kraft. DO NOT use a jarred french onion dip from the chip aisle.
  • If you can’t find sour cream dip, you can use an equivalent amount of sour cream with some Lipton’s onion soup mix mixed in.
  • You can use any boneless chicken that you prefer – tenderloins, breasts, or thighs. You will need to adjust the cooking time if you use breasts or thighs.
    • Tenderloins will cook the fastest.
    • You can also cut chicken breasts into strips and they will cook about the same time as tenderloins.
spoonful of sour cream smothered chicken tenders

What to Serve with Baked French Onion Chicken

This chicken is one of our all-time favorites. We serve this over rice with some green beans. It is also great over mashed potatoes or noodles. Whatever you serve it with, make sure to spoon some of the sauce/gravy in the baking dish over the chicken. You don’t want to let that go to waste. SO good!

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plate of sour cream french onion chicken tenders

Baked French Onion Chicken Tenders

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
French Onion Smothered Chicken – one of our family's all-time favorite meals. Super simple and everyone loves it! Chicken tenderloins topped with sour cream French onion dip, cheese, and french fried onions. Ready in under 30 minutes! Serve over rice, potatoes, or pasta. Everyone fights for the leftovers!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (12-oz) container refrigerated sour cream French onion dip
  • 1 (3-oz) can French fried onions

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Lay the chicken close together in the baking dish. Sprinkle with garlic salt and onion powder.
  • Top the chicken with ½ cup cheddar cheese. Spread french onion dip in a thick layer over chicken.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Top the chicken with remaining cheese and fried onions. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes.

Notes:

5 containers of french onion dip
  • Make sure to use a refrigerated sour cream based french onion dip such as Dean’s, Great Value, Barber’s, Heluva Good Dip, or Kraft. DO NOT use a jarred french onion dip from the chip aisle.
  • If you can’t find sour cream dip, you can use an equivalent amount of sour cream with some Lipton’s onion soup mix mixed in.
  • You can use any boneless chicken that you prefer – tenderloins, breasts, or thighs. You will need to adjust the cooking time if you use breasts or thighs.
    • Tenderloins will cook the fastest.
    • You can also cut chicken breasts into strips and they will cook about the same time as tenderloins.

Steph

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Comments

  1. French onion chicken.
    Good recipe. Used breasts, will slice
    thinner next time, as increased cooking
    time and torture with smells past 30 mins.

  2. Any concerns with the dip sticking to the shredded cheese and not being able to be easily spread? Could the dip be spread first then the shredded cheese applied?

  3. This sounds like an OMG dish. I don't know if we've used the fried onions for anything but green bean casserole – duh.

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