Delicious Chicken in Wine Recipe for Your Next Dinner

Attention all foodies and wine enthusiasts! Are you in the mood for a delicious and flavorful meal that combines the best of both worlds? Look no further than this chicken in wine recipe!

Picture yourself savoring juicy and succulent chicken breasts paired with a rich and fragrant white wine sauce – it’s a match made in culinary heaven. The perfect blend of savory and sweet, this dish is sure to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds.

Whether you’re looking for an elegant dinner party main course or a cozy night in with your loved ones, this recipe is the answer. It’s easy to make and can be customized to your liking – add extra mushrooms and garlic for a bolder flavor or switch up the wine to create a whole new taste profile.

So what are you waiting for? Dust off your apron, preheat your oven, or dust off your slow cooker because this recipe is about to become a household favorite!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chicken in Wine
Chicken in Wine

Have you ever tried a dish that’s bursting with flavors and yet so easy to make? That’s what you’ll get with this Chicken in Wine recipe. Nothing beats the aroma of juicy chicken cooking in wine, mushrooms, and thyme. Not only is it a feast for the senses but also a delight for the taste buds.

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. It can be oven-baked or slow-cooked in your preferred way, and it still comes out deliciously. The chicken breasts are perfectly seasoned with salt and pepper, then seared until golden brown before they’re cooked with other ingredients.

The sauce is the icing on the cake – a delightful mix of dry white wine, chicken broth, garlic cloves, and butter that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. The acidity from the white wine balances out beautifully with the richness of butter and chicken broth. The result is a creamy sauce that elevates the chicken to new heights.

This recipe will no doubt become one of your favorites once you try it out. It’s perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a family meal, and pairs excellently with many sides like roasted potatoes or steamed vegetables. Even better, it’s an excellent way to use up leftover wine from your last meal.

So why not take a chance on this dish? Go ahead and impress your friends and family with a restaurant-quality meal that you made at home!

Ingredient List

 A rich and savory dish, chicken in wine makes for an excellent dinner option.
A rich and savory dish, chicken in wine makes for an excellent dinner option.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme or 1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine (or substitute with chicken broth)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • Chicken broth (or water)

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Note that this recipe can serve a total of four people. You may adjust the amount of ingredients depending on your own preference or add other ingredients such as vegetables and herbs to suit your tastes.

The Recipe How-To

 The tender chicken is marinated in a flavorful blend of wine, herbs, and spices before being cooked to perfection.
The tender chicken is marinated in a flavorful blend of wine, herbs, and spices before being cooked to perfection.

Now that you have your ingredients at the ready, let’s get started on this Chicken in Wine recipe. This dish is perfect for a dinner party or a special occasion. Its complex flavors will impress your guests, and they will never know how easy this recipe was to make. Here’s how to make it:


  • 4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 cups Mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup White Wine
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock or Broth
  • 1 tbsp Dried Thyme or a handful of Fresh Thyme leaves

Season the Chicken

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Season your boneless, skinless chicken breasts with salt and freshly ground black pepper on both sides.

Sear the Chicken

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breasts for 3 minutes per side until it’s browned all over.

Add the Garlic and Mushroom

Add the 2 minced garlic cloves and 2 cups of sliced mushrooms to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Cook for about 5 minutes or until softened and fragrant.

Pour in the White Wine

Pour in 3/4 cup of white wine, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Let it simmer until it is reduced by half.

Add Chicken Stock or Broth

Stir in 1 cup of chicken stock or broth into the skillet along with 1 tbsp of dried thyme or a handful of fresh thyme leaves. Bring it to a boil.

Bake in the Oven

Return the chicken to the skillet and transfer it to the preheated oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C).

Sauce the Chicken

Set the skillet over medium-high heat, whisk in 1 tablespoon of butter into your sauce and let it thicken. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.

Enjoy your luscious Chicken in Wine recipe that is sure to tease your taste buds with its tender juicy chicken drowned in white wine sauce.

Substitutions and Variations

 The aroma of the wine and herbs will fill your home with mouth-watering smells, making your guests eager to dig in.
The aroma of the wine and herbs will fill your home with mouth-watering smells, making your guests eager to dig in.

If you want to switch things up, there are plenty of ways to tweak this chicken in wine recipe to suit your tastes. Here are a few ideas:

– Wine choice: While this recipe calls for dry white wine, you could easily use red wine instead, which will give the dish a richer flavor. Try a classic coq au vin recipe (essentially chicken in red wine) for a French twist. Alternatively, for a lighter flavor and fewer calories, you can use low-calorie white wine or wine alternatives like chicken broth or apple juice or even water mixed with vinegar.

– Vegetables: This recipe includes mushrooms and tomatoes, but you could swap in other veggies like bell peppers or zucchini, although cook them separately before adding to the skillet pan since they require different cook times.

– Spice it up: For more taste, including spices like cayenne pepper or smoked paprika to the spice mix can add an extra note of heat or smokiness to the dish.

– Breast vs. other meat cuts: If you don’t like boneless skinless chicken breasts, You could also use regular bone-in chicken thighs with skin for more juicy flavor. Cooking time requires adjustments based on the thickness of the meat pieces.

– Slow cooker vs Oven Baked vs Braised: If you’re short on time or feeling lazy about stove-top cooking, the ingredients can quickly come together in a slow cooker pot to let it cook itself while you attend to other things. To elevate it further, oven baking or braising in dutch oven will intensify the flavors as well as make the meat irresistibly juicy and tender when done slowly over low heat.

Making any of these changes will create a different spin on recipe presentation without compromising its taste profile. So be creative and have fun experimenting until you find the perfect version for your preference!

Serving and Pairing

 The hearty flavors of this dish are perfectly complemented by sides such as roasted potatoes, garlic bread or a fresh green salad.
The hearty flavors of this dish are perfectly complemented by sides such as roasted potatoes, garlic bread or a fresh green salad.

Once you have prepared this delicious chicken white wine recipe, you’ll want to know the best dishes to pair with it. One of the most popular ways to serve this dish is with a side of creamy mashed potatoes or sautéed green veggies like asparagus or green beans.

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive meal, serve this dish with a side salad and some crusty bread. The light taste of the chicken combined with the richness of the wine sauce complements the crispness of the salad and the sourdough flavor of the bread.

As for wine pairing, a nice dry white wine like Chardonnay would work well. Whites that are too sweet can overpower the flavors in this dish, so stick to something bright and acidic, which will cut through the richness of the wine sauce.

Another option would be to go with a red wine like Pinot Noir or Beaujolais. The fruity notes in these wines bring out the tomato and mushroom flavors in the dish and create a perfect pairing.

Finally, if you’re looking for something non-alcoholic, suggest sparkling water garnished with lemon or lime wedges – it will perfectly balance out the depth and richness of this dish.

One thing is certain; however, this dish is sure to impress, whether you serve it for family dinner or your next dinner party.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The red wine used in this recipe adds a delicious depth of flavor to the chicken, making it a stand-out dish.
The red wine used in this recipe adds a delicious depth of flavor to the chicken, making it a stand-out dish.

Now, let’s talk about what to do with your delicious Chicken in Wine Recipe leftovers. You can store chicken and wine separately to prevent the sauce from making the chicken too soggy. Make sure to keep them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.

When it’s time to reheat, get ready to embrace that savory aroma as it warms up. There are a few ways to do this: heat it on the stovetop, microwave, or in the oven. Whichever method you choose, make sure you reheat the chicken slowly and gently to prevent overcooking and drying out the meat.

If you’re planning on making this dish ahead of time, things are looking good for you! This meal is perfect for preparation prior to your guests’ arrival. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have everything ready for dinner without any hassle or stress.

Simply make the recipe when you have oodles of time and store it in an airtight container then refrigerate until later. When you’re ready to serve, heat it up and watch as everyone falls in love with this beautiful protein-packed dish.

So go ahead; make extra! This recipe makes incredible leftovers that will come in handy during lean cuisine breakfasts or those busy mornings when you don’t have time for lunch. You’ll be glad you did!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Every succulent bite of this chicken will have
Every succulent bite of this chicken will have

To ensure that your chicken in white wine recipe comes out just perfect, follow these simple tips:

1. Season your chicken properly: Sprinkle salt, freshly ground black pepper and some dried thyme on both sides of the chicken breasts. This will add flavor to the chicken itself and make it more delicious.

2. Preheat your skillet or slow cooker: Before you start cooking, preheat your skillet or slow cooker over high heat. This way, you’ll be able to achieve that nice golden-brown crust on the chicken.

3. Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts: The recipe ingredients call for boneless, skinless chicken breasts, which are leaner and cook more quickly than other parts of the chicken. To save time and effort, you can ask your butcher to prepare them for you.

4. Don’t cook the chicken for too long: Overcooking the chicken will result in tough, dry meat. Once you’ve added the wine sauce to the skillet or slow cooker, cook the chicken until it’s just cooked through.

5. Let the chicken rest before serving: After the chicken is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before cutting into it. This will help the juices redistribute within the meat and make it more tender and juicy.

With these simple tips in mind, you’ll be able to make a delicious and flavorful chicken in white wine recipe that’s sure to impress your dinner guests!

Bottom Line

So there you have it, folks, my recipe for chicken in wine. As a sommelier, I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite dishes to recommend to my customers. The combination of the rich flavors of the wine sauce and the tender chicken breasts is enough to make anyone’s taste buds sing.

But beyond just being delicious, this recipe is also incredibly versatile. You can make it on the stovetop in a skillet, in the oven for a baked coq au vin-style dish, or even in a slow cooker if you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal.

And if you’re feeling creative, there are countless variations and substitutions you can make to put your own spin on this classic dish. Swap out the white wine for red and add some tomatoes and mushrooms for a heartier flavor. Add some garlic chicken broth to give it an even more savory taste. The possibilities are endless!

So whether you’re looking for a cozy French-inspired dinner or just want to treat yourself to a lean cuisine option with a touch of elegance, give this chicken in wine recipe a try. I guarantee it will become a staple in your kitchen!

Chicken in Wine

Chicken in Wine Recipe

This kosher recipe is posted for the World Tour 2005 RecipeZaar event. I haven't had time to try it yet, but it looks delicious. The source is The Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook - Traditional Recipes from Contemporary Kitchens - Barry Minowitz, Dix Hills Hadassah in New York contributed the recipe to the cookbook.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Calories 500.7 kcal


  • 3 lbs chicken, cut in 8 pieces
  • 1 cup onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground


  • Use some cooking spray in a non-stick skillet, and brown chicken pieces until brown on both sides - about 6 - 8 minutes. Transfer chicken to a 13 X 9 baking pan.
  • Place onion and garlic in the same skillet and cook, stirring, until onion is translucent - about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, and cook another minute. Stir in the remaining ingredients, and cook another minute. Pour vegetable mixture evenly over the chicken. Cover with foil and bake at 350 F for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

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Serving: 338gCalories: 500.7kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 40.7gFat: 31.5gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 155.2mgSodium: 443.1mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 4.1g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Chicken, Easy, Kosher, Meat, Oven, Poultry, Savory, Vegetable, Whole Chicken
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