It may be in the high 80’s this week, but I’ve been in need of some comfort food lately. And while enjoying one of my favorite soups, French Onion – which I ADORE, I got the idea for a simple casserole that incorporated some of those divine flavors.

I wanted it to have some protein, and I needed it to be kid-friendly too, because it just makes my life so much easier when the whole family eats the same thing. So I tossed around a few ideas and ingredients, and the end result is this creamy, comforting French Onion Chicken Casserole Recipe.

It was actually quite easy, and required very basic ingredients…most of which I almost always have on hand. I love serving this with some roasted asparagus or broccoli for a complete meal. And if you love onion flavored dishes as much as I do, try my Roasted French Onion Potatoes – they are soooooo GOOD. Enjoy!

2.4 from 5 votes
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French Onion Chicken Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
An easy comfort food recipe that is incredibly filling, and full of amazing onion flavors.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 380 kcal
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 4 fillets)
  • 1 medium yellow onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup long grain white rice (uncooked)
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1/3 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 1 10oz can cream of chicken soup (98% fat free)
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup swiss cheese (shredded)
  • 2 scallions (chopped)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium sized bow, combine the rice, onions, milk, broth, cream of chicken soup, and onion soup mix. Stir well.
  3. In another bowl, toss the chicken breast fillets with olive oil, making sure to coat evenly. Then season with onion powder, sat, and pepper.
  4. Pour the rice mixture into the baking dish. Nestle the chicken into the rice. Cover with foil, and bake for about 45 minutes, stirring once, halfway through.
  5. Remove foil, top with the Swiss cheese, and return to oven for another 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Top with scallions before serving.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is 1 chicken fillet and 1/2 cup rice

Each serving = 10 Points*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value  

Nutrition Facts
French Onion Chicken Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 604mg 25%
Potassium 277mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 4g
Protein 36g 72%
Calcium 17%
Iron 31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. I made this tonight, and I loved it. I’d air on the side of adding too much broth. Other than that, this was delicious and very rich for little points. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Let me preface this by I love this website and have never disliked a recipe till now. I followed the instructions and it did not say to cook anything prior like the rice or onions and even after adding an extra 30 minutes the rice and onions were crunchy and the casserole was soupy. Total recipe fail. Next time I would sauté the onions and cook the rice and reduce the liquids by half.

    • I had the same problem, I ended up cooking it an additional 40 minutes and finally the rice and onions were cooked and it got thick.

  3. I’m confused. The recipe says it makes 4 servings, 9 smart points per serving. Then at the end of the recipe, the notes say 4 smart points per serving.

    Can you clarify? I’m thinking maybe it makes 8 servings at 4 SP, or 4 servings at 9 SP.

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      It was a typo and has been corrected Thanks for the catch!!

  4. Looks like steps 4 and 5 may be wrong, since total cook time is supposed to be 60 minutes

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      Thanks for the catch! There was a typo in the steps. Total cook time is 60 minutes. :)

  5. Cathy Kupke Reply

    I realize I am sometimes “blind”, but where is the PRINT option? Many thanks!!

  6. This looks so good but I am confused, is it 4 smart points or 9? Your title says 9 but the recipe shows 4. I am anxious to try it. Love recipes that you have all the ingredients on hand. Thank you. Really enjoy your recipes!

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      Thanks for catching that Linda…it was a typo and I corrected it. The recipe is 9 Smart Points.

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