French Onion Chicken Stew

Yield: 4 servings


  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 large package of chicken thighs, 10 or 12
  • 10 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup sherry
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a splash of oil, enough to lightly coat the bottom. 
  2. Add the chicken thighs, skin side down and brown them well on each side. 
  3. Put half the onions into a slow cooker and stir in the thyme, sherry, mustard and salt and pepper. 
  4. Add the chicken thighs and cover with the rest of the onions. 
  5. Season again with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the lid, set to medium or low and cook for at least six hours or longer.
  7. The onions will turn golden brown, shrink dramatically and release lots of moisture for the chicken to braise tender in.