Rating: 4.5 stars
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This is a fantastically easy and delicious chicken dish, basically made with onions, white wine, heavy cream and Dijon mustard. Your family will feel like they've had a meal made by an impressive French chef. Serve with rice, pasta, or crunchy French baguettes.

Recipe Summary

1 hr
1 hr 5 mins
5 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Warm oil and butter in a large, ovenproof casserole or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and place into the pot, skin-side down. Brush thighs with 1/2 the mustard. Cook until skin is golden, 3 to 4 minutes, and turn thighs over. Brush with remaining mustard. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more and transfer thighs to a plate.

  • Reduce heat to medium and add sliced onion to the casserole. Cook until nearly clear, 5 to 6 minutes. Pour in wine to deglaze. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Keep cooking until sauce reduces slightly and no longer smells strongly of alcohol, 3 to 4 minutes more.

  • Pour broth and heavy cream into the casserole dish. Scrape the bottom to loosen browned bits. Add bay leaf and thyme. Return chicken to the casserole dish and cover.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; protein 20.8g; carbohydrates 18.9g; fat 25.6g; cholesterol 100.2mg; sodium 919.4mg. Full Nutrition