Delicious Chicken in White Wine Sauce Recipe

Greetings, fellow food enthusiasts! Today, I’m excited to share with you a delicious recipe that is sure to become a new favorite in your household: Chicken in White Wine Sauce. This dish is the perfect union of tender chicken breasts and a light yet flavorful white wine sauce, and it’s so easy to make!

Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or something to impress your dinner guests, this recipe delivers on both taste and presentation. The juicy chicken breasts are pan-seared until crispy and then simmered in the fragrant wine sauce until they are infused with flavor.

But what I love most about this dish is its versatility. It pairs perfectly with a wide variety of side dishes – from creamy mashed potatoes to al dente pasta, roasted vegetables, or even a crisp salad. Plus, the white wine sauce can be adjusted to your personal preferences by adding fresh herbs or a touch of cream.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s grab our aprons, uncork that bottle of white wine, and get busy making some mouthwatering Chicken in White Wine Sauce. Trust me; it’s worth it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chicken in White Wine Sauce
Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Why settle for a basic chicken dinner when you can create a gourmet meal at home? With my Chicken in White Wine Sauce recipe, you’ll be able to do just that. This recipe is perfect for any level of cook, with easy-to-follow instructions and simple ingredients that will leave you with a restaurant-quality dish.

One reason why you’ll love this recipe is the delicious white wine sauce. The sauce provides a rich and flavorful addition to your chicken that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Imagine tender chicken breast smothered in a creamy sauce made with garlic, onions, and dry white wine. The flavors blend together beautifully to offer a unique and delectable dish.

But wait, there’s more! This recipe also includes the addition of crispy bacon for an added depth of flavor that makes it completely irresistible. The bacon pairs perfectly with the white wine sauce, creating a beautiful balance of savory and sweet.

Another advantage of this recipe is its versatility. No matter what you’re craving, this recipe can be easily adjusted to meet your needs. For example, if you’re looking to add more vegetables to your meal, try incorporating mushrooms or asparagus. If you want something heartier, serve the chicken over mashed potatoes or pasta.

Finally, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or hosting a dinner party with friends, Chicken in White Wine Sauce is sure to impress. It creates an elegant presentation that will make your guests feel like they’re dining at a fancy restaurant.

In conclusion, if you love white wine and are looking for an easy but impressive chicken recipe, look no further than my Chicken in White Wine Sauce recipe. It’s deliciously satisfying and perfect on any occasion. You won’t regret giving this recipe a try!

Ingredient List

 Succulent chicken breasts in creamy white wine sauce.
Succulent chicken breasts in creamy white wine sauce.

To make this chicken in white wine sauce recipe, you will need a list of fresh ingredients. Here are the ingredients you need for this savory, mouth-watering dish:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced or thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup of dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup of chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

The chicken is the star of this recipe. You can use boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs if you prefer, but I recommend using breasts because they hold up well in the sauce. We also need a bit of flour to coat the chicken, onions to add some sweetness, garlic to give it a pungent savor, dry white wine for richness and flavor, chicken stock to round out the flavor, olive oil for searing the chicken and mushrooms, butter to fry everything so that it turns fragrant and golden brown with a buttery note, and finally salt and freshly ground black pepper to tie everything together with a perfect balance of flavors. The parsley adds the finishing touch with its mild herbaceousness that elevates the flavor profile.

The Recipe How-To

 A delicious dish that's perfect for any occasion.
A delicious dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

Now that we have gone through the ingredient checklist, it’s time to move on to the exciting part – cooking up your very own Chicken in White Wine Sauce!

Step 1: Preparing the Chicken

Begin by cutting 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts in half lengthwise. This will result in 8 thin slices of chicken. Season the chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.

Next, dredge the chicken slices lightly through ¼ cup flour, making sure to shake off any excess flour. Set aside until needed.

Step 2: Cooking the Bacon and Chicken

In a non-stick skillet, cook 4 bacon strips over medium heat until brown and crispy. Remove bacon from the skillet and place it on a plate lined with paper towels. Once cooled, chop it into small bits and keep it aside.

In the same skillet with bacon fat, add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Increase the heat to medium-high, then add the chicken slices to the skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through, flipping once. Once cooked, remove them from the skillet and put them on a clean plate.

Step 3: Making the Wine Sauce

To make the sauce in which we will cook our chicken pieces later on, start by adding 2 tablespoons butter to the same skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low.

Add in 4 large garlic cloves, minced along with chopped bacon bits. Fry for about 30 seconds.

Pour in 1 cup dry white wine, stirring constantly for another 30 seconds or until most of the liquid evaporates.

Add 1 cup chicken broth, along with any leftover flour that you used for dredging our chicken earlier along with ¾ teaspoon salt and a few grinds of freshly ground black pepper.

Stir everything together and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and add in 3/4 cup heavy cream. Simmer for about 5 minutes until it thickens to the consistency of a sauce.

Step 4: Finishing the Dish

Next up, we’ll add our cooked chicken pieces to the skillet containing the developed sauce. Cook them in the skillet for an additional 2-3 minutes until the chicken pieces are heated through.

Add some chopped fresh parsley on top of your dish, and voilà — your dish is ready!

You’re Done!

You’ve now made a delicious Chicken in White Wine Sauce recipe that you can serve with rice or some crusty bread, making it a complete meal that’s perfect for any occasion!

Substitutions and Variations

 One of my all-time favorite chicken recipes.
One of my all-time favorite chicken recipes.

Now, I know that sometimes, you just don’t have all the ingredients for a recipe, or you want to change things up a bit. So let me share some substitutions and variations of this recipe with you.

First of all, if you don’t have white wine on hand or prefer not to use it, you can substitute with chicken broth or vegetable broth instead. This will still give your sauce that delicious flavor and depth.

You can also play around with the herbs and spices in this dish. If you’re not a fan of parsley, try using thyme or rosemary instead. And if you like things a bit spicy, add some red pepper flakes to the sauce.

For those who don’t eat bacon or want a vegetarian option, simply omit the bacon from the recipe and replace it with mushrooms or sun-dried tomatoes. This will add an umami flavor to your dish and make it more centered around veggies.

If you prefer bone-in chicken rather than boneless skinless chicken breasts, go ahead and use them! Just note that cooking times may vary slightly depending on the size of the chicken pieces.

Lastly, for those who enjoy creamier sauces, try making a creamy chicken white wine sauce by adding heavy cream or sour cream to the recipe. Just be sure to reduce the amount of white wine used in the recipe as too much liquid can water it down.

By adapting these substitutions and variations to your liking, you can make this classic Chicken in White Wine Sauce Recipe truly your own!

Serving and Pairing

 The white wine adds a subtle flavor that enhances the dish.
The white wine adds a subtle flavor that enhances the dish.

Now that you have your chicken in white wine sauce ready, it’s time to pair it with a side that complements the flavors. This rich and creamy chicken dish goes great with carb-rich side dishes like mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, or noodles. The sauce craves to be drizzled over potatoes, rice or noodles to pick up every last drop of flavor for a delicious bite.

For a lighter variation, pair your chicken in wine sauce with roasted vegetables like butternut squash or Brussels sprouts. With the right seasoning and roasting process, the veggies will take on a caramelized flavor that plays well with the earthy tones of the wine sauce.

When it comes time to serve and dine, it’s essential to choose the correct wine pairing. A crisp white wine such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent choice for this chicken dish. These wines have a balanced acidity level and light citrus notes that lift the heavy cream-based sauce.

Another classic pairing is Chardonnay with its buttery texture and vanilla essence. If you prefer a red wine option, consider choosing a medium-bodied wine like a Pinot Noir. This type of red also has bright fruit notes that play well with the flavors of the white wine sauce.

In conclusion, whether you’re cooking for family and friends, this chicken in white wine sauce is versatile enough to accommodate many sides and wine pairings. So let’s sit back, relax and savor every delightful flavor until we can’t resist licking our plates clean!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The ultimate comfort food for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The ultimate comfort food for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: what about leftovers? Well, my friend, let me tell you that this dish is even better the next day. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make ahead of time and reheat.

To make ahead of time: store the cooked chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Store the sauce separately in another container. When you’re ready to serve, heat up the chicken in the oven at 375°F for 15 minutes or until heated through. Reheat the sauce slowly on the stove, whisking until smooth.

To store leftover chicken and sauce: place them in separate airtight containers and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. When reheating, follow the instructions for making ahead of time.

If you have extra sauce and are not planning on using it anytime soon, no worries! Store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw it overnight in the fridge before reheating.

Trust me, having some leftover chicken white wine and wine sauce in your fridge or freezer will be a lifesaver when you don’t feel like cooking. Plus, you’ll be delighted to rediscover how delicious this dish is even after it’s been stored for a while.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Make sure to use a good quality white wine for best results.
Make sure to use a good quality white wine for best results.

To ensure a delicious and satisfying dish, here are some tips for perfect results when making Chicken in White Wine Sauce:

1. Use high-quality ingredients: Always use fresh and high-quality ingredients, such as fresh parsley, garlic cloves, white wine, and boneless skinless chicken breasts.

2. Season generously: Don’t be shy when it comes to seasoning. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts and sauce generously to enhance the flavors.

3. Cook the chicken properly: When cooking the chicken, start with high heat to get a crispy exterior, then lower the heat to ensure the inside cooks through evenly.

4. Add bacon for extra flavor: Adding diced bacon to the pan when roasting the chicken will infuse the sauce with a smoky and salty flavor that will elevate this dish to new heights.

5. Don’t overcook the wine sauce: While reducing or thickening the sauce is essential, make sure not to overcook it, or else it may become unpleasantly bitter.

6. Serve immediately: Chicken in White Wine Sauce is best served immediately after cooking while still hot and crispy.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with a flavorful and beautifully executed Chicken in White Wine Sauce recipe.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the chicken in white wine sauce recipe is a perfect meal for any occasion. It is not only easy to make, but it’s also very versatile and can be served with various sides like rice or mashed potatoes. Additionally, the recipe offers plenty of possibilities for substitution and variation, so you can customize it to your liking.

The delicate and flavorful white wine sauce brings out the best in the chicken and creates a mouth-watering culinary experience that will leave you and your guests impressed. The combination of tender chicken breast, crispy bacon, and fresh parsley brings an explosion of flavor in every bite.

Whether you choose to make this dish for a fancy dinner or a casual family gathering, your taste buds will thank you. Trust me; this recipe deserves a spot in your repertoire, and once you try it, you won’t be able to resist making it again.

So gather your ingredients, grab a glass of white wine (that’s right, use some for cooking and enjoy a glass while you cook!) and start preparing this delicious chicken in white wine sauce recipe today. You won’t regret it!

Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Chicken in White Wine Sauce Recipe

Made extra tasty with garlic and bacon, this dish is also delicious made with red wine.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Calories 702.8 kcal


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons herbes de provence
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (5 -6 lb) roasting chickens, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups white wine
  • 1 (16 ounce) package baby carrots
  • 1 lb small red potato, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels, reserving 2 T. dripping in skillet. Chop bacon; reserve.
  • Mix next 4 ingredients. Toss chicken pieces with flour mixture to coat. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook, turning, until browned, 7 minutes.
  • Remove chicken; drain fat from skillet. Add onion and garlic to skillet. Cook, stirring, until onions are softened.
  • Increase heat to medium-high; stir in wine, scraping bits from bottom of pan. Return chicken to pan; add carrots, potatoes and bacon. Cover; on medium-low, cook 1 hour. Uncover; increase heat to medium-high; cook 10 minutes. Stir in parsley.

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Serving: 482gCalories: 702.8kcalCarbohydrates: 27.8gProtein: 45.3gFat: 40.8gSaturated Fat: 11.7gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 558.1mgFiber: 4.5gSugar: 5.8g
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