Savory Chicken in Rich Wine Sauce Recipe

Behold, my fellow food enthusiasts! I am delighted to introduce one of my favorite dishes – the Chicken in Wine Sauce. This impeccable recipe requires only a few ingredients and some easy-to-follow steps to prepare a dish with remarkable flavors.

If you’re looking to impress your family and friends with an effortless but scrumptious meal, this recipe is worth considering. The chicken breasts, cut into half horizontally, are seasoned with salt, paprika, pepper, and cooked in a delectable sherry wine sauce that is pure magic.

With every bite, your taste buds will be tantalized with an explosion of flavors – the tender chicken cuts soaked in the rich sauce made from sour cream, mushrooms, garlic, and white wine – leave a mind-blowing aftertaste that you won’t forget any time soon.

So come and join me on this flavor-expedition, and let’s create a masterpiece that will leave you wanting more. Hang on tight because we’re about to embark on an unforgettable culinary journey.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chicken in Wine Sauce
Chicken in Wine Sauce

I am convinced that this Chicken in Wine Sauce recipe will satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more. The combination of boneless chicken breasts and white wine creates a lovely white wine sauce that is heightened with a dash of sherry wine.

The dish is cooked with mushrooms and minced garlic, making the flavor profile absolutely delectable. This sauce recipe is creamy and savory but not too heavy, making it perfect for any time of year.

You’ll appreciate how easy it is to prepare this recipe- all the ingredients are easily available in supermarkets. What’s more, you can pull off this dish with ease even if you’re new to cooking, as the detailed how-to guide in section (4) makes the process really straightforward.

In addition to being an effortless yet gourmet-style meal, Chicken in Wine Sauce has numerous advantages over traditional oven-baked chicken recipes: firstly, it’s quicker as it only takes around 20 minutes to cook. Secondly, instead of drying out the chicken meat (which can be typical with oven-baking methods), this recipe prepares a succulent chicken that’s infused with a rich white wine sauce that complements the taste and texture of the meat incredibly well.

This dish is also highly customizable. You can enhance its texture by adding crispy skin-on chicken instead of boneless skinless chicken breasts or transform it into creamy chicken pasta or chicken Marsala by adding a few extra ingredients. Little alterations can take your meal from tasty to extraordinary.

Overall, this Chicken in White Wine Sauce Recipe is a foolproof classic that ensures satisfaction and never fails to delight my tastebuds.

Ingredient List

 A sip of wine and a bite of chicken is a match made in heaven!
A sip of wine and a bite of chicken is a match made in heaven!

Boneless chicken breasts – 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into halves horizontally

Salt and pepper – to season chicken

Paprika – 1 teaspoon

Olive oil – 1 tablespoon

Garlic cloves – 2 large, minced

White wine – ¼ cup

Sherry wine – ½ cup

Chicken broth or stock – 1 cup

Sour cream – 1/3 cup

Mushrooms – 2 cups of sliced mushrooms

Flour – 2 tablespoons of flour for sauce thickening

Note: The wine sauce ingredients can be substituted with chicken stock, creamy chicken white wine sauce or red wine sauce depending on your preference.

The Recipe How-To

 The flavors in this dish dance together like a well-orchestrated symphony.
The flavors in this dish dance together like a well-orchestrated symphony.

Now, let’s get cooking! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make this Chicken in Wine Sauce Recipe:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup sherry wine
  • 2 large mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper on both sides.

  2. Dredge the chicken breasts in flour.

  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  4. In the same skillet, add the garlic and cook for about a minute.

  5. Pour in the white wine, chicken broth, and sherry wine. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.

  6. Add the sliced mushrooms, stir and cook for about 5 minutes.

  7. Add the cooked chicken back to the skillet, and spoon some of the wine sauce over each piece of chicken. Simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.

  8. Add in the butter, stirring continually until melted.

  9. Reduce heat to low and stir in the sour cream. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Chicken in Wine Sauce can be served hot with a side of your choice, such as pasta, mashed potatoes or crispy chicken. You may have some left-over mushrooms and wine sauce, so you can also try it with other dishes later on.

Enjoy this delicious and easy-to-make Chicken in Wine Sauce Recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 One dish will take you on a journey from the vineyards to the kitchen.
One dish will take you on a journey from the vineyards to the kitchen.

As an experienced sommelier, I know that cooking is all about experimentation, and that’s where substitutions and variations come into play. This chicken white wine sauce recipe is no exception, so don’t be afraid to get creative with the ingredients you have on hand or to tweak the recipe to your liking.

To start with, you can swap boneless chicken breasts for boneless skinless chicken thighs for a tender and juicy result. Also, try adding some mushrooms or diced garlic to the wine pan sauce for earthy depth of flavors that will have you licking your own fingers.

If you want a creamier chicken white wine sauce, you can use sour cream instead of heavy cream, or add grated Parmesan cheese for a richer flavor profile. Another variation to consider is to try red wine instead of white wine. The robust flavor of red wine pairs well with chicken without being too overpowering.

For a gluten-free option, substitute the flour in the sauce recipe with cornstarch or potato starch. If you want some crispy chicken, coat the chicken in breadcrumbs before frying it in olive oil. You can also make this dish keto-friendly by simply replacing the wine with chicken broth or stock and using thickeners like xanthan gum or almond flour.

With every small tweak comes out different flavors and textures that would complement your taste buds perfectly. So feel free to experiment with this easy chicken recipe and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

 This recipe is a bouquet of savory flavors and aromas.
This recipe is a bouquet of savory flavors and aromas.

Once the chicken in white wine sauce is cooked to perfection, it is time to decide how you want to serve it. This creamy and flavorful chicken dish can be served over a bed of fluffy rice, crispy potatoes or with some crusty bread on the side to help you mop up all the delicious wine sauce.

A glass of dry white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, pairs well with this Chicken in White Wine Sauce recipe. The acidity and hint of oakiness in white wine helps cut through the richness of creamy chicken while also complementing the earthiness of mushrooms.

For a vegetable side dish, consider serving a simple green salad tossed in a light vinaigrette made with olive oil and lemon juice. Roasted vegetables such as asparagus, brussels sprouts or carrots also make great sides for this entrée.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing with a red wine like Pinot Noir. The light-bodied red complements well with the rich and savory character of the dish.

Whether you’re having guests over for dinner or whipping up a meal for yourself, Chicken in White Wine Sauce recipe is a versatile dish that will satisfy your hunger while pleasing your taste buds.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect wine sauce to brighten up your evenings!
The perfect wine sauce to brighten up your evenings!

One of the best things about this chicken in wine sauce recipe is that it can be made ahead of time! Simply prepare the dish as instructed, let it cool to room temperature, and then transfer it to an airtight container. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days.

When you’re ready to serve, there are a couple of different options for reheating. If you’d like to reheat individual portions, you can simply microwave them until they are heated through. Another option is to reheat the entire dish in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place the chicken and sauce in a baking dish. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes or until everything is heated through.

Don’t forget that this chicken in wine sauce recipe also freezes well! Simply prepare it as instructed, let it cool completely, and then transfer it to a freezer-safe container. The dish will keep in the freezer for up to three months.

To reheat a frozen chicken in wine sauce, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Once it’s thawed, follow the same reheating instructions as outlined above.

Whether you’re looking for a make-ahead dinner or leftovers for lunch tomorrow, this chicken in wine sauce recipe is both delicious and convenient.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The chicken's luscious juices are infused with a bright, fruity wine.
The chicken’s luscious juices are infused with a bright, fruity wine.

To achieve perfect results in preparing Chicken in Wine Sauce, here are some tips I would like to share.

First, season the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper before browning them in a hot skillet. This helps to enhance the flavor of the chicken and create a delicious brown crust.

Second, use boneless and skinless chicken breasts for this recipe because they cook quickly and do not require any complicated preparation. However, if you prefer to use bone-in chicken, adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure it is thoroughly cooked through.

Third, do not overcrowd the pan when browning the chicken as this will lead to steaming instead of browning. Fry in batches if necessary.

Fourth, deglaze the skillet with white wine before adding the mushrooms and garlic to develop a depth of flavor in your wine sauce.

Fifth, make sure to let the wine sauce simmer for at least 20-25 minutes until it thickens and becomes creamy. This will result in a rich flavor that pairs perfectly with the chicken.

Sixth, stir occasionally while simmering to prevent burning or sticking at the bottom of the skillet.

Seventh, adding sour cream can make this dish even more flavorful though it is optional. Add at last once removed from heat so it won’t curdle.

Last but not least, slice cooked chicken into thinner pieces against its fibers for that tender bite. Serve over pasta or with mashed potatoes for a full meal experience with this creamy mushroom wine sauce chicken dish.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this chicken in wine sauce recipe is a must-try for all foodies out there. The flavors are outstanding, and the ingredients are easy to find at any grocery store. From the juicy boneless and skinless chicken breast to the creamy white wine sauce, everything about this recipe screams perfection!

Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner or hosting a family gathering, this chicken in wine sauce recipe is sure to impress your guests. Don’t hesitate to try it out and experiment with various substitutions and variations to make it your own.

Plus, the sauce can be stored and reheated easily, so it’s an ideal recipe for busy weeknights or meal prepping. Also, you won’t need any elaborate kitchen equipment or culinary skills to prepare this dish as it’s quite simple and straightforward.

In summary, if you want a delicious, hearty, and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any occasion, give this chicken in wine sauce recipe a try. I guarantee you won’t regret it! So grab the ingredients and cook up a storm. You won’t be disappointed.

Chicken in Wine Sauce

Chicken in Wine Sauce Recipe

This recipe comes from my Mother-in-Law. I love the flavor of the sauce.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Calories 657.4 kcal


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sherry wine
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 2 ounces sliced almonds
  • paprika
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Place chicken in caserole dish.
  • Put sliced mushrooms over chicken.
  • To make sauce: Mix soup, sour cream, sherry, salt and pepper in a bowl until smooth.
  • Pour souce over the chicken and mushrooms.
  • Sprinkle the top with the almonds and paprika.
  • Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until done.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 377gCalories: 657.4kcalCarbohydrates: 16.5gProtein: 38.7gFat: 37.1gSaturated Fat: 13.1gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 619.7mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 3.3g
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