Indulge your Tastebuds: Gourmet Champagne Sauce Recipe

Are you looking to impress your guests with a decadent and elegant meal? Champagne Chicken is the perfect recipe for those special occasions where you want to indulge in something unique and luxurious. A creamy champagne sauce elevates the tender, juicy chicken breasts to new heights, making it a favorite of any dinner party.

But don’t be fooled by its appearance; this recipe is much easier than you think. With simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry, you can create an impressive dish that will leave a lasting impression on your guests – without breaking the bank.

This recipe is sure to become your new go-to for special occasion dinners and gatherings with friends and family. So let’s raise a glass of bubbly and get started with this indulgent Champagne Chicken recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chicken Breasts in Champagne Sauce
Chicken Breasts in Champagne Sauce

This rare and exquisite champagne chicken recipe is the perfect meal to impress guests without slaving in the kitchen for hours. The recipe highlights boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked to a golden brown and then smothered in rich and creamy champagne sauce.

This dish is the definition of sophistication and luxury, yet it’s surprisingly easy to prepare with simple ingredients. It’s elegant enough for a special occasion dinner party, yet quick enough for a weeknight meal.

The combination of the tender chicken, savory mushroom, and indulgent creamy champagne sauce make this recipe an explosion of flavors in every bite. It’s versatile enough that you can swap out the chicken breasts for thighs if preferred, or substitute mushrooms for another vegetable of your choice.

Pairing this dish with a glass of Sparkling White or any other dry wine will elevate the dining experience to a new level. You, your family, and guests will savor every last morsel on their plates with joyful satisfaction.

So, whether you’re on the lookout for something fancy to cook up in a hurry or hoping to impress a crowd with one of the best recipes around, we strongly suggest giving this Champagne Chicken Recipe a try. You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Champagne sauce adds an extra sparkle to this chicken breasts recipe
Champagne sauce adds an extra sparkle to this chicken breasts recipe

Here are the ingredients that you will need for this delicious Champagne Chicken recipe:

Chicken Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Sauce Recipe:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup Champagne or sparkling wine
  • 1 tablespoon cognac (optional)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Cornstarch (for thickening)

Note: You can add morel, shiitake, or any kind of mushrooms in your recipe depending on your preference.

The Recipe How-To

 A perfect meal for a special occasion or a romantic dinner with your loved one
A perfect meal for a special occasion or a romantic dinner with your loved one

To begin this chicken champagne cream recipe, I first make sure that my ingredients are all ready. Here are the ingredients that you will need for this recipe:

Ingredient List

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • All-purpose flour 1/2 cup
  • Paprika 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil 3/4 cup
  • Butter, large tablespoon
  • Mushrooms, sliced 1 cup chopped
  • Champagne or sparkling wine, 3/4 cup
  • Heavy cream, 1 cup
  • Cornstarch or flour, 1 tablespoon

Then, I follow these steps:

Step 1: Prepare the Chicken

Firstly, season chicken breasts with salt and black pepper on both sides.

Then, in a shallow dish or pan, whisk together flour and paprika. Coat each chicken breast on both sides with the seasoned flour mixture.

Step 2: Brown the Chicken

Heat olive oil and butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Once melted together and hot add the chicken. Cook until golden brown on both sides, this should take about 5 minutes per side.

Step 3: Cook Mushrooms

Next, add mushrooms to the skillet with chicken. Stir frequently for about three minutes or until cooked.

Step 4: Make the Creamy Champagne Sauce

Pour champagne or sparkling wine over chicken breasts in skillet. Simmer for about three minutes while stirring occasionally.

Stir in heavy cream and bring sauce to a simmer. Allow it to cook down for about five minutes or so, stirring frequently. At this point, whisk cornstarch or flour into the sauce to thicken it up. Let it cook for another minute.

Step 5: Serve!

Serve your chicken breasts in champagne sauce immediately over rice or pasta of choice. Add additional salt and black pepper to taste, and enjoy your delicious and sophisticated meal!

Substitutions and Variations

 Elegant and sophisticated, this recipe is sure to impress your guests
Elegant and sophisticated, this recipe is sure to impress your guests

Are you looking for ways to customize this chicken in champagne sauce recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Mushroom substitution: Instead of using button mushrooms, try cremini, shiitake, or portobello mushrooms for a deeper flavor.

– Chicken substitution: While boneless skinless chicken breasts are ideal for this recipe, boneless chicken thighs will work too. Just remember to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

– Flour substitution: If you prefer a gluten-free version of this recipe, use cornstarch instead of flour to thicken the sauce.

– Wine substitution: Champagne can be quite pricey, so if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, try using a sparkling white wine instead. However, keep in mind that it may change the flavor profile of the dish.

– Cream variation: For a lighter version of this recipe, use half-and-half instead of heavy cream. Alternatively, use coconut cream for a dairy-free alternative.

– Additional vegetables: Add some extra veggies to your dish for added nutrition and flavor. Try adding diced onions or carrots to your sauce.

– Spice it up: For an extra kick of heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to your sauce.

Remember, cooking is all about experimentation and discovering what works best for your taste buds. Don’t be afraid to mix things up and make this recipe your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Bubbles in your glass and on your plate with these Champagne-infused chicken breasts
Bubbles in your glass and on your plate with these Champagne-infused chicken breasts

The creamy champagne chicken is a decadent dish you’ll surely impress your guests with. When serving this recipe, it’s best to plate the chicken breasts and generously drizzle the champagne sauce over them.

To complement the rich flavors of the chicken, a light salad with a tangy vinaigrette would be perfect. You can also add some steamed vegetables like asparagus or broccoli on the side for a pop of color and added nutrients.

As for wine pairing, it only makes sense to pair this chicken recipe with champagne, preferably Sparkling White or any other bubbly wine you prefer. The effervescence of the wine helps balance out the creamy sauce and enhances the flavors of both the chicken and sauce.

If you prefer not to drink alcohol, you can opt for sparkling fruit juice or even carbonated water with a dash of lemon or lime juice.

With its rich flavors and elegant presentation, this Champagne Chicken recipe is perfect for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, or even a romantic dinner date at home.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Add a touch of luxury to your dinner table with this recipe
Add a touch of luxury to your dinner table with this recipe

This chicken champagne recipe can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. After cooking and allowing the dish to cool down, transfer it into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

When reheating, place the dish in a baking dish and cover it with foil. Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through. Alternatively, you can heat it on the stovetop over medium-low heat while stirring occasionally, until the desired temperature is reached.

It is important to note that the creamy champagne sauce may thicken in the refrigerator due to the cornstarch content. If this happens, simply add a tablespoon or two of milk or cream and stir until it becomes smooth again.

To ensure freshness, avoid freezing the chicken breasts champagne sauce as this may cause separation and texture changes. Instead, savor this scrumptious chicken recipe within three days after cooking it.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Celebrate life's small victories by cooking up this delicious dish
Celebrate life’s small victories by cooking up this delicious dish

To ensure that the Champagne Chicken recipe comes out perfect every time, there are some tips and tricks that I’ve learned from my years of experience in the kitchen. Here are some suggestions to make sure your dish is delicious and satisfying.

Firstly, when browning your chicken breasts in the skillet, it’s important to cook them until they turn golden brown. This ensures that the chicken is cooked properly both inside and out. Don’t be afraid to let the chicken breasts cook for longer than you think – this will guarantee that they’re perfectly cooked through.

Additionally, when making the Champagne Sauce it’s crucial to constantly whisk in the cream and other ingredients so as not to clump up the sauce. Bringing the sauce to a boil and then simmering it slowly will result in a smooth and velvety texture.

A pinch of salt can go a long way for flavoring the champagne cream sauce. It’s important to season the sauce not just at the end, but also throughout the cooking process so as not to end up with an overly salty dish.

If you don’t have any champagne on hand, you can substitute sparkling white wine in its place to create a similarly delightful flavor profile. Alternatively, this recipe also works well with chicken thighs instead of boneless chicken breast fillets.

Lastly, when serving Champagne Chicken with pasta or rice, toss the pasta or rice with a tablespoon of olive oil or butter before adding it to your plate. This helps prevent unwanted sticking while giving it a nice glossy finish.

By following these tips, you can make sure that your Champagne Chicken turns out fabulous every time you make it!


As you embark on making this delicious chicken breasts in champagne sauce recipe, you might have some questions that come up. Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers to help you troubleshoot any issues and perfect your dish.

What is champagne sauce made of?

To create a savory and tangy sauce for Oven-Steamed Salmon, I recommend combining mayonnaise, sparkling wine, sour cream, mustard, Parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix the ingredients together until they are well combined. Next, warm the sauce in a microwave for about 20 seconds and stir in some chives for added flavor. This delectable sauce is the perfect accompaniment to the succulent Oven-Steamed Salmon dish.

What can I add to chicken breast to make it taste better?

As a sommelier, I have come across two delightful oil-based dressings that I would love to share with you. The first one is a zingy Lemon-Garlic dressing that requires ¾ cups of olive oil, ¼ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 4 cloves of crushed garlic, 1 teaspoon of paprika and a pinch of salt. The second is a delicious Balsamic dressing made with ¾ cups of olive oil, ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons of fresh oregano, and a dash of salt.

What champagne goes with chicken?

As a sommelier, I would recommend serving a glass of sparkling wine with your Champagne Chicken dish for a well-rounded dining experience. Specifically, I suggest either a sparkling white Champagne, a white Vouvray, or a sparkling white Saumur to complement the flavors of the dish perfectly.

Bottom Line

This Chicken Breasts in Champagne Sauce Recipe is the perfect dish for a special occasion or for an ordinary dinner night that needs to be elevated. Impress your guests, family or significant other with this creamy and tasty chicken recipe topped with a delicious champagne sauce.

The combination of the chicken breasts, mushrooms, and champagne creates a unique flavor that will make you fall in love with it. This recipe is easy to follow and uses simple ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen.

Don’t let this chance pass by, give this chicken champagne dish a try and see how it can elevate your dining experience. Be sure to pair it with a bottle of Sparkling White Wine, for the ultimate dining experience.

Trust me, once you try this Chicken Breasts in Champagne Sauce Recipe, your taste buds will thank you. So head over to your kitchen and start cooking, it’s time to indulge in some creamy champagne sauce!

Chicken Breasts in Champagne Sauce

Chicken Breasts in Champagne Sauce Recipe

This would make a nice romantic dinner and is definately suitable for company. Recipe from San Francisco's Celebrity Chefs.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Calories 711.4 kcal


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lb mushroom, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4-3/8 cup champagne
  • 1 -2 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)


  • Mix 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoons salt, 1/2 tsp pepper; roll chicken in it.
  • Heat 1/2 cup butter in large skillet. Lightly brown chicken breasts.
  • Add sliced mushrooms. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Transfer chicken and mushrooms to a bowl/plate then clean pan of all butter.
  • Return chicken and mushrooms to pan and add cream and simmer over low heat 10 minutes.
  • Transfer breasts to warm serving dish.
  • SAUCE: Add to liquid in skillet- 1/4 cup champagne. Bring to rapid boil and cook until sauce is reduced to a creamy consistency.
  • If you want sauce to thicken, add 1-2 tablespooons cornstarch that has been mixed with a little of the sauce.
  • Serve on heated plates.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 374gCalories: 711.4kcalCarbohydrates: 12.6gProtein: 31.4gFat: 59.6gSaturated Fat: 35.9gCholesterol: 258.8mgSodium: 380mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 2.5g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Chicken, Chicken Breast, Meat, Poultry
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