Easy and Elegant Chicken and Wine Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious and hearty meal that will impress your dinner guests? Look no further than this chicken and wine recipe! This dish is perfect for a dinner party or a romantic date night at home.

The combination of tender chicken and rich wine sauce makes for a mouth-watering dining experience. The recipe also incorporates a variety of flavorful vegetables, including mushrooms, onions, garlic, carrots, and tomatoes.

But what really sets this dish apart is the use of both white and red wine. The dry white wine helps to create a creamy sauce that perfectly complements the chicken, while the red wine adds depth and richness to the dish.

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of using wine in your cooking – it’s incredibly easy to do and adds an impressive touch to any meal. So grab a bottle of your favorite white and red wines and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chicken and wine.
Chicken and wine.

Are you looking for an easy and delicious meal that will satisfy your taste buds? Look no further than this mouth-watering chicken white wine recipe. You’re bound to love this recipe for many reasons, including its simplicity, versatility, and amazing flavors.

First and foremost, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, including boneless skinless chicken breasts, white wine, garlic, and mushrooms, you can have this dish on the table in no time. Even if you’re not an experienced cook, you can easily follow the step-by-step instructions to create a flavor-packed meal that everyone will enjoy.

In addition to its simplicity, the versatility of this recipe is what makes it truly special. Whether you want to cook it for a quick weeknight dinner or serve it at a fancy dinner party, this dish fits any occasion. Plus, you can easily switch up the ingredients to suit your preferences. For example, instead of mushrooms and garlic, you could use tomatoes and parsley. The possibilities are endless!

Finally, the flavors in this chicken white wine recipe are simply amazing. The combination of juicy chicken breasts with a creamy white wine sauce is simply delicious. The garlic and mushrooms add depth of flavor while the white wine adds a bright acidity that complements the richness of the sauce perfectly.

So what are you waiting for? Give this chicken white wine recipe a try today and discover why it’s quickly becoming one of the most-loved dishes around!

Ingredient List

 Aromatic white wine bringing out the juicy flavors of chicken
Aromatic white wine bringing out the juicy flavors of chicken

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious chicken white wine recipe:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut in half

Sauce ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

Make sure to use fresh ingredients for better taste!

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect wine pairing for an effortless dinner party meal
The perfect wine pairing for an effortless dinner party meal

Here is how to make chicken white wine:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper 1:3 ratio)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup of dry white wine
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • Juice of a lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe pan over high heat.
  4. Add chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides for around 3 minutes per side.
  5. Remove chicken from the pan and set it aside on a plate.
  6. Remove any excess fat from the pan.
  7. Add the minced garlic to the same pan and cook for about a minute until fragrant.
  8. Pour in white wine, chicken broth, lemon juice, and stir to combine.
  9. Let it come to boil then reduce heat and let it simmer until the sauce thickens, this should take around 5 minutes.
  10. Add the chicken back to the pan with the sauce then transfer everything to the preheated oven.
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches at least 165°F (75°C).
  12. Once done, remove from the oven, top with fresh parsley and enjoy hot.

That’s it! A delicious chicken white wine dish that you can make quickly for dinner tonight or impress your guests with its flavors for any special occasion!

Substitutions and Variations

 One sip of this white wine with the chicken could transport your senses all the way to Italy
One sip of this white wine with the chicken could transport your senses all the way to Italy

There are many ways to switch up this chicken and wine recipe to fit your preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

1. Mushrooms: If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, you can leave them out altogether. You can also substitute them with other vegetables like bell peppers or zucchinis.

2. White Wine: This recipe calls for dry white wine, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can use Chinese rice wine instead. It has a similar flavor profile and will work well in this dish.

3. Chicken Cacciatore: To make this recipe into a chicken cacciatore, simply add diced tomatoes and tomato paste to the sauce ingredients. Then, cook the chicken in the sauce until it’s tender and juicy.

4. Lemon Chicken: For a citrusy twist, add some lemon juice to the sauce ingredients. This will give the dish a bright, refreshing flavor that pairs well with chicken.

5. Creamy Chicken: To make the sauce creamy, add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the mixture when you’re adding the wine. This will create a rich, velvety sauce that’s perfect for pouring over chicken breasts.

Remember that cooking is all about experimentation and finding what works best for you. Don’t be afraid to try new things and make this recipe your own!

Serving and Pairing

 The crispness of this wine with chicken will leave your mouth watering until dessert time
The crispness of this wine with chicken will leave your mouth watering until dessert time

This creamy chicken white wine recipe pairs well with a variety of side dishes and beverages. The rich and savory flavors of the chicken are best complemented by lighter side dishes such as steamed vegetables or a refreshing salad. I recommend serving this dish alongside roasted carrots and garlic, grilled asparagus, or a crisp green salad with a tangy vinaigrette dressing.

When it comes to pairing beverages with creamy chicken white wine, I suggest you reach for Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay – which are lighter types of wine, that won’t overpower the complex flavors of the dish. For those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks, lemon water or iced tea would be great choices.

You can also garnish your chicken with finely chopped parsley, freshly ground black pepper or dried herbs like thyme, rosemary or oregano, to add an extra freshness to your meal presentation.

The creamy chicken white wine recipe is best served on its own and makes for an impressive and elegant main course for any family dinner or dinner party occasion. Trust me; it’s sure to become one of your go-to dishes!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A chicken and wine duo that even Julia Child would indulge in
A chicken and wine duo that even Julia Child would indulge in

If you’re planning to make chicken white wine ahead of time or have leftover, it’s easy to store and reheat. Simply transfer the cooked chicken and sauce to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to three days. When you’re ready to serve, reheat the chicken and sauce in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until it’s heated through.

If you want to make this dish ahead of time, cook the chicken following the recipe instructions and store the sauce separately in a sealable container in the fridge for up to four days. When you’re ready to serve, heat up the sauce in a saucepan over low-medium heat until it’s bubbly, then add the cooked chicken back into the pot and cook until heated through.

You can also freeze Chicken White Wine if you wish. Transfer the chicken and sauce to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag before storing it in the freezer. It will keep well for up to three months. When reheating, allow it to thaw overnight in the fridge or use your microwave’s defrost function, then reheat on low heat or according to your preference.

Keep in mind that adding too much cream can make it more difficult to reheat this recipe after it has been stored for some time. So if you plan on freezing this dish, I recommend freezing it without adding any cream to avoid complications when reheating.

Overall Chicken White Wine is an excellent make-ahead dish with plenty of flavourful leftovers that can be easily stored and enjoyed later when reheated correctly!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The fruity and crisp notes in the wine cut through the fatty and richness of the chicken
The fruity and crisp notes in the wine cut through the fatty and richness of the chicken

To ensure the best possible outcome for your chicken white wine dish, here are some tips and tricks that I have picked up over the years:

1. Season your chicken: Sprinkle your chicken breasts with salt and black pepper before cooking. This enhances the flavor of the chicken, ensuring that every bite is delicious.

2. Use boneless, skinless chicken: When making this recipe, boneless, skinless chicken breasts work best. This cut offers a mild flavor that won’t overwhelm the wine sauce.

3. Cook your chicken properly: Be sure to cook your chicken thoroughly to prevent any risks of salmonella. If you’re using a skillet, be sure to cook it over a medium-high heat until it’s golden brown on both sides.

4. Don’t overdo it with the wine: While wine is a key ingredient in this dish, be careful not to add too much or it could overpower the other flavors. One cup of dry white wine is enough for this recipe.

5. Don’t forget to deglaze the pan: Once you’ve finished cooking your chicken in the skillet, pour in white wine and scrape up any browned bits left behind from cooking. This will add an extra layer of flavor to your sauce.

6. Add a touch of tomato paste: For an extra burst of flavor, mix in one tablespoon of tomato paste into your sauce ingredients.

7. Let it reduce: To get a thick and luscious sauce, let it simmer uncovered for several minutes until it reduces by half.

By following these simple tips and tricks, you’ll achieve perfectly cooked, juicy chicken breasts smothered in a flavorful wine sauce that pairs beautifully with almost any side dish you desire.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this chicken and wine recipe is one of the most beloved and versatile recipes out there. It’s perfect for a cozy night in with a loved one or for feeding the whole family. The creamy and savory wine sauce that pairs so perfectly with the tender chicken breasts is enough to make anyone hungry.

Whether you’re looking for a fancy dinner recipe or just need something quick and easy to throw together after a long day at work, this chicken and wine recipe has got you covered. With so many variations and substitutions available, you can make this recipe your own while always being assured of its delicious results.

So, grab your bottle of wine and get cooking! This recipe is sure to become a staple in your household, satisfying appetites and bringing people together with every bite. Who knows, maybe you’ll even become a sommelier yourself one day!

Chicken and wine.

Chicken and wine. Recipe

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Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Calories 417.8 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 kg skinless chicken piece, chopped (breasts or thighs)
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 150 g mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2 cup wine (white or red)
  • 2 cups stock (chicken or vegetable)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • chopped parsley


  • Heat the oil and cook the chicken until golden.
  • Set aside.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook until tender.
  • Stir in the carrots and mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the wine and bring to the boil.
  • Cook until wine is reduced by half.
  • Blend in the stock and tomato paste.
  • Season to taste.
  • Return the chicken to the pan.
  • Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer,covered for about 30 minutes.
  • Blend the cornflour and water until its smooth and mix it through the casserole.
  • Cook, stirring until it boils and thickens.
  • Stir in the tomato and simmer 5 more minutes.
  • Sprinkle the parsley through and serve.
  • This is good with mashed potatoes, pasta or rice.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 468gCalories: 417.8kcalCarbohydrates: 15.2gProtein: 56.2gFat: 11.6gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 275.3mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6.4g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Beginner Cook, Chicken, Easy, European, Inexpensive, Lunch, Meat, Oven, Potluck, Poultry, Spring, Stew, Stove Top, Winter
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