Rotisserie Chicken French Onion Soup - Carolina Country

Rotisserie Chicken French Onion Soup

3.3/5 rating (36 votes)
Rotisserie Chicken French Onion Soup

Few things please the palate like a bowl of flavorful French onion soup stuffed with caramelized onions and topped with the cheesiest toasted bread. We upped the protein content by adding rotisserie chicken.


  • 4 cups chicken broth from bouillon paste
  • 4 cups beef broth from bouillon paste
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 6 large yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1–2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ cup Marsala wine, optional**
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skinned, deboned and chopped
  • Several sprigs fresh thyme (plus a bit for garnish) 
  • Several bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershiresauce
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 8 thick slices baguette or French bread
  • About 2 cups cheese (Swiss, Gruyere, Gouda or similar)

**No Marsala? You can substitute: ½ cup white grape juice, ¼ cup sherry vinegar and 2 teaspoons vanilla.


  1. Prepare broths.

  2. Heat butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook uncovered for 50–60 minutes, stirring often, until lightly browned. Add sugar during the final 10 minutes and stir to caramelize the onions. Add Marsala to deglaze the pot and evaporate the alcohol.

  3. Add broth, chicken and remaining ingredients except bread and cheese. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 20–30 minutes. Taste for salt. Depending on the broth used and sauces, you may prefer not to add any salt. 

  4. Toast bread. At serving time, place on top of soup, scatter with cheese and pop under broiler to melt. Best if enjoyed immediately. 

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Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at

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Comments (6)

  • How much does the recipe make??
    Important to know quantity!

    Judith B |
    December 29, 2022 |

    • Thanks for bringing our attention to this—we'll update the recipe but the soup serves 6–8!

      Carolina Country |
      January 04, 2023 |

  • I would like the recipe for the chicken French onion soup!!!
    Thank you!

    Babi Nance |
    January 29, 2023 |

    • Well you're in luck, because this is the recipe! Enjoy!

      Carolina Country |
      February 03, 2023 |

  • I would like the recipe for the updated Rotisserie chicken French onion soup

    Thanks ! Ken Taylor

    Kenneth Taylor |
    January 30, 2023 |

    • Hello Kenneth,
      We did add the updated quantity to this recipe so you should be good to go. Let us know how it turns out!

      Carolina Country |
      February 03, 2023 |

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