This recipe takes French onion soup flavors but without the cheese to make this slow cooker recipe both paleo and whole30 compliant.
I’ve been meaning to make this for a while now. Months actually. I have no idea why I waited but I’m kind of glad that I did. I’m exactly half way through January whole 30 and I’m starting to feel uninspired. Cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for myself and husband every day for the last 2 weeks straight has finally started to take its toll on me. Thankfully I have a notebook of recipes like this just waiting to be tweaked, tested and posted.
I love french onion soup. LOVE it. It’s probably my favorite guilty pleasure soup. It’s not the same without the bread and cheese so I figured there was no point in trying to modify the soup to be whole 30 compliant. But I can take the flavors and use it on a protein! You can use any cut of chicken whether it be chicken legs, thighs, boneless, bone-in, skinless, skin-on – you get the drift.Print
Slow Cooker French Onion Chicken (Whole30, Paleo)
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 5 mins
- Yield: 4 servings
- 2 lbs chicken
- 2 lbs onions, sliced thinly
- 1 cup low-sodium broth (or homemade bone broth)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp ghee, melted
- 1 tsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Add half of the onions to the bottom of the slow cooker. Add chicken on top of onions. Add remaining onions on top.
- In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients.
- Pour sauce on top of chicken.
- Cook HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 5-6.
This can be made a more complete meal adding in some diced potatoes or sweet potatoes for paleo.
If you’re feeling adventurous broil the chicken after it’s done cooking to crisp up the skin. Optional step of course.
Serve this with mashed cauliflower or mashed sweet potatoes.
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