Chicken with Brie and Caramelized Onions


This recipe was developed as a simple alternative to typical Valentine's fare for one of my client's Valentine's Day Dinner. It was a great success and so easy to prepare.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
2 servings


  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 4 small skinless, boneless chicken cutlets, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 4 ounces triple cream Brie - thinly sliced and rind removed

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup vermouth

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large skillet; cook and stir the onion in the butter until caramelized, about 10 minutes. Stir in the sugar and cook until the sugar completely melts, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.

  3. Mix together the flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Whisk together the egg and water in a small bowl. Dredge each chicken breast in the flour; shake off the excess flour and then dip the chicken in the egg and water mixture.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook the chicken in the hot oil until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

  5. Place 2 of the chicken breast halves in the bottom of a baking dish. Top each with about half the brie and half the caramelized onions. Lie the remaining chicken breast halves atop the brie and onions.

  6. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.

  7. While the chicken bakes, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown slightly before adding the vermouth; bring to a simmer and allow to cook until the liquid reduces by about half. Season with the thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir the arrowroot into the mixture to thicken. Serve the sauce over the chicken.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1506 Calories
109g Fat
61g Carbs
58g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 109g 139%
Saturated Fat 52g 262%
Cholesterol 406mg 135%
Sodium 580mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 58g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 221mg 17%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 666mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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