French Onion Chicken Sandwich

I love french onion soup but ever time i eat it I feel like I've consumed my weeks worth amount of salt and fat.  Soups are considered a healthy cup by most but when you really look into the salt, dairy, and butter consumption one partakes when indulging in a soup you quickly learn that this might not be the case.  I like to make my own soups and when i do I don't let sodium become a huge part of the soup, I let the natural juices from the veggies and meats, as well as the herbs and other seasoning become the main focal point of my soups.  Leaving it tasting wholesome and to what I feel, leave you feeling full longer cause the sodium just dehydrates you and leaves you wanting more soup. Just like soda, this is a negative effect.

This is a healthy alternative to the classic french onion soup.  You can't go wrong with this delicious sandwich. All the flavors you love from the soup is at your hands instead of at the end of a spoon.  Add a side salad with a light vinaigrette for a perfect side to this dish.


  • 4 chicken breasts (if they are to large for a sandwich only use 2 and slice in half)
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 Hamburger buns
  • one onion (slices)
  • 2 Tbsp. Red Wine
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil

Pre heat your oven to 375 degrees and get a baking pan ready to the side. 

Heat oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat.  Add onions and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Slowly start stirring in the wine. cook till onions are caramelized.  if the sauce reduces before this happens.  Just reduce the heat to a simmer and keep stirring frequently. Remove from heat when done.

Now spray or spread olive oil in your baking pan.  Place the chicken in the pan and bake for 20-25 min. or until thoroughly cooked. 

Turn your oven to broil and add swiss cheese to the top of each chicken breast.  Broil until cheese melts and is golden brown. Remove from oven.

(Optional) Leave the oven on broil and grab a new baking dish and place the buns inside up in the oven till they start to crisp to your liking. 1-2 min.

Top the chicken and swiss cheese with the caramelized onions place in between two buns and enjoy!


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