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French Onion Soup Chicken Bake in the Ninja Foodi Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This French Onion Soup Chicken Bake is my go-to comfort food. It's a hearty, cheesy delight, with tender chicken soaked in a savory broth. Easy to whip up in my Ninja Foodi!

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Trust me, this delectable French Onion Soup Chicken Bake is one you cannot miss out on! Bursting with flavor from a savory blend of French Onion Soup mix and tasty chicken breasts, it's the perfect comfort food that'll leave you wanting more. Now, let's dive in and get cooking, shall we?

Ingredients for French Onion Soup Chicken Bake

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts: Lean protein source that serves as the base of the dish, absorbing flavors and staying tender during cooking.
  • Olive oil: Adds richness and helps brown the chicken, enhancing flavor and creating a delicious crust on the outside.
  • French onion soup mix: Infuses the dish with savory onion flavor, creating a rich and aromatic base for the chicken bake.
  • Beef broth: Provides depth of flavor and moisture to the dish, enhancing the savory profile of the French onion soup mix.
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese: Melts into a gooey, golden topping, adding a creamy texture and a cheesy finish to the dish.
  • Chopped fresh parsley: Brightens the dish with a pop of color and fresh herbaceous flavor, adding a final touch of freshness.

Tools & Equipment Needed

  • Ninja Foodi: Combines functions of a pressure cooker, air fryer, and oven for cooking convenience in one appliance.
  • Baking dish: Essential for baking and roasting the chicken breasts with the French onion soup mixture and cheese.
  • Bowl: Used for mixing the French onion soup mix with beef broth before pouring over the chicken.
  • Olive oil: Used for browning the chicken breasts and adding flavor to the dish.
  • Cheese grater: Needed to shred the mozzarella cheese for sprinkling over the chicken before baking.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 packet French onion soup mix
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Ninja Foodi on the bake/roast setting to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the French onion soup mix and beef broth.
  4. In the Ninja Foodi, heat olive oil and brown the chicken breasts on both sides.
  5. Pour the French onion soup mixture over the chicken.
  6. Close the crisping lid and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the chicken and bake for an additional 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 380 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 38 g | Total Fat: 21 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 110 mg | Sodium: 980 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 200 mg | Potassium: 450 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 300 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Make-Ahead and Freezing Tips

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the recipe as directed, but do not bake the dish.
  • Cover the baking dish tightly with foil or plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate the assembled dish for up to 24 hours before baking.

Freezing Instructions

  • Assemble the dish but do not bake.
  • Wrap the dish tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To bake from frozen, add extra baking time and ensure the chicken is cooked through.

Did you know that adding a splash of balsamic vinegar to the French onion soup mixture can give this recipe an extra depth of flavor and a touch of sweetness? It's a simple tweak that can really elevate the dish!

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ:
Can I use bone-in chicken for this recipe?
Bone-in chicken can be used, but you may need to adjust the cooking time to ensure it's fully cooked through.
How can I make this dish vegetarian?
You can substitute the chicken with tofu or your favorite meat alternative and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth.
Can I prepare this dish ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the chicken bake ahead of time and refrigerate it before baking. Just add a few extra minutes to the cooking time if baking from cold.
Is there a substitute for French onion soup mix?
If you don't have French onion soup mix, you can make a homemade version using onion powder, garlic powder, and beef bouillon.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze any leftover chicken bake. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container and reheat it in the oven to maintain its texture.

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