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French Onion Chicken Soup

French Onion Chicken Soup adds chicken to make a main dish meal out of classic French Onion Soup.
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 440kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 sweet or yellow onions
  • 2 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken bones and skin discarded, meat shredded
  • 1 10 oz can beef consommé broth
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • salt to taste
  • 1 16 oz loaf sour dough bread
  • 2 cups shredded cheese Gruyere or Swiss are classic choices - but I use Munster sometimes


  • Peel and halve the onions. Then slice them. 
  • Heat the butter in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions and sprigs of thyme, stir well, set the heat to low and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, turn up the heat a bit and cook the onions until they are caramelized and the liquid is evaporated - about 10 or 15 minutes more.
  • Stir in the Marsala wine and allow it simmer for a few minutes so the alcohol content evaporates. 
  • Stir in the shredded chicken, beef consommé and chicken stock. Bring the soup to a simmer and allow to cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • Taste the soup. Add salt if necessary.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls or oven-safe ramekins. 
  • Top the soup with toasted sourdough bread cubes. Top the soup with shredded cheese. Serve.
  • Or, heat the broiler and place the bowls of soup under the broiler for a few minutes to make the cheese browned and bubbly. 


Calories: 440kcal