This simple and delicate Onion Sauce has a wonderful sweet flavor and the nutmeg compliments the sauce so well. It’s perfect over chicken.
When I spotted this recipe for Onion Sauce in my French Provincial Cooking book, I knew I had to make it. I imagined it would be perfect over grilled chicken. Frankly, I’m sure it would be wonderful over roast chicken, pork or even rice. However, we are a family that loves to grill even when it’s cold outside, so I decided to grill a few chicken breasts and make this wonderful onion sauce to pour over the chicken.
This is a very simple sauce which can be made in two ways. I made mine with broth but it can also be made with milk. This sauce is sometimes referred to as Sauce Soubise.
You start out by slicing 3 onions very thin. Soften them in a little butter over a low heat , allowing them to caramelize and become translucent. Stir in flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper and stir in the broth. Simmer the sauce for about 15 minutes and pour over your cooked chicken.
This simple yet delicate sauce literally comes together in minutes. It’s got a wonderful sweet flavor and the nutmeg compliments the sauce so well.
Onion Sauce For Chicken
- 3 medium onions , peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- dash of pepper
- dash of nutmeg
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Thinly slice the onions.
- Place the butter in a large skillet or saucepan heated to medium heat.
- Add the onions to the pan and slowly cook them for about 7-8 minutes.
- Stir in the flour. Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg and stir.
- Pour in the broth, reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 15 minutes.
- It the sauce appears too thick, add a few drops of the chicken broth. If it is too thin, gently simmer again until it has reduced.
*Recipe adapted from Elizabeth David, French Provincial Cooking