Ingredients~ 1.5lbs Ground Chicken ~ 1 Packet Onion Soup Mix ~ 1/4 Cup Ketchup ~ 1/4 Cup Dijon Mustard ~ 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs ~ 6 Tbsp Butter ~ 4 Medium Yellow Onions, Thinly Sliced ~ 3/4 Cup of the Semi-Sweet Vignole (our CuKi Fidelity) ~ 3 Tbsp Minced Garlic ~ 2 Cup Mushrooms, sliced ~ 2 Tbsp Fresh Thyme Leaves ~ 2 Tbsp chopped fresh Sage ~ 2.5 Cups Chicken Stock ~ 1/4 Cup Whole Milk, Cream, OR Coconut Milk ~ 6 Slices of French Bread ~ 1 Cup shreaded Gruyere Cheese ~ Salt and Pepper to taste ~DirectionsStep 1 - Preheat Oven to 450 degrees F. Grease 9x13in Baking Dish with Olive Oil.Step 2 - Combine Chicken, Onion Soup Mix, Ketchup, Mustard, and Bread Crumbs in a bowl. Roll into balls usually approx. 2 Tbsp of the mixture per ball. Bake French Onion balls for 15 minutes.Step 3 - Using a Large Oven Safe Skillet, melt together butter and onions in over medium heat, stirring occasionally until soft (approx. 10 minutes). Slowly add Wine, 1/4 Cup at a time, until wine cooks into onions and they are carmelized (approx. 10-15 minutes more).
Step 4 - Add Garlic, Mushroom, Thyme, and Sage to the onions, season with Salt and Pepper. Cook 3-4 minutes on stove top. Add chicken stock, increase heat to high, and bring to a low boil. Add French Onion Balls and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in milk (or cream/coconut milk).
Step 5 - Arrange Bread Slices on baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes (until dry). Change oven setting to Broil and place bread on and around French Onion Balls. Top evenly with cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly and brown (3-5 Minutes). Serve with the remainder of the bottle of our Cuki Fidelity - A Semi-Sweet Vignole.