Mouth-Watering Chicken & Raspberry Red Wine Recipe

Hello, there! As a foodie, I am constantly on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to explore. There’s nothing quite like finding that perfect balance of flavors that leaves you feeling satisfied and satisfied. That’s why I’m excited to share with you this amazing recipe for Chicken with Raspberry Red Wine Sauce.

Let me tell you, this is not your ordinary chicken recipe. It’s an elevated dish that is sure to impress all your dinner guests. This dish is perfect for a romantic date night or even a special occasion with loved ones.

The combination of the juicy and tender chicken breasts with the tangy raspberry sauce laced with delicious red wine is simply divine. This recipe is not only mouth-watering but also easy to make, requiring just a few ingredients for the sauce and some fresh, boneless skinless chicken breasts.

The versatility of this dish is remarkable – it can be paired with various sides such as rice, mashed potatoes, or roasted veggies. Or, simply enjoy it as savory comfort food all by itself!

So, let’s get started on this delectable dish that will leave everyone raving!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chicken With Raspberry Red Wine Sauce
Chicken With Raspberry Red Wine Sauce

Are you tired of the same old chicken recipes but don’t have the time for complicated, gourmet dishes? Well, I have just the recipe for you – Chicken with Raspberry Red Wine Sauce. This recipe has become a favorite in my household, and for a good reason – it’s delectable and easy to make!

The sauce is the star of this dish. Made with fresh raspberries, red wine, and a hint of cayenne pepper, this raspberry red wine sauce adds just the right amount of tanginess and sweetness to the dish. The best part about it is that it’s incredibly versatile. You can use it over grilled chicken breasts, roasted chicken, or even as a dipping sauce for pan-fried chicken thighs.

One of the great things about this recipe is that it’s perfect for any season. In colder months, serve this delicious chicken with creamy mashed potatoes, and in summer months serve the chicken with salad greens or roasted veggies.

This recipe is also time-efficient. It only takes about forty-five minutes from start to finish. You can easily make it on a busy weeknight without feeling overwhelmed.

And if that’s not enough to convince you to try this dish, consider that this recipe can easily be customized to your liking. Don’t like spicy food? Omit the cayenne pepper. Looking for a vegetarian-friendly option? Substitute chicken broth for the chicken breasts.

So whether you’re hosting a dinner party and want to impress your guests or looking for an easy yet delicious meal for yourself and your family; trust me, this Chicken with Raspberry Red Wine Sauce Recipe will not disappoint!

Ingredient List

 A savory and sweet combo that your taste buds will thank you for.
A savory and sweet combo that your taste buds will thank you for.

Ingredients for the Raspberry Red Wine Sauce:

  • 1 ½ cups red wine
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Ingredients for the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups red wine
  • 2 tbsp raspberry balsamic or regular balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour to thicken red wine sauce

The Recipe How-To

 This chicken dish with raspberry red wine sauce is a colorful feast for the eyes.
This chicken dish with raspberry red wine sauce is a colorful feast for the eyes.

Let’s dive into the recipe how-to for the chicken with raspberry red wine sauce. This dish is packed with flavors that are perfect for impressing your guests or a special date night. The tender and juicy chicken takes on a whole new level of richness when combined with the tangy and sweet flavors of the raspberry red wine sauce. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredient List:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. Season the chicken breasts generously with salt and black pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. When hot, add the chicken breasts and cook until browned on both sides, about 6 minutes per side depending on thickness. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add the butter and onions to the same skillet, cooking until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add in fresh raspberries, stirring until they begin to break down.
  5. Add in red wine, raspberry jam, raspberry balsamic vinegar, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Stir well.
  6. Allow the sauce to simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes, or until it starts to thicken.
  7. Return the chicken breasts to the skillet and nestle them carefully into the sauce.
  8. Cover the skillet with a tight fitting lid (or foil) and let it cook for additional 8-10 minutes on low heat until the chicken is cooked through.
  9. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper, according to your preference.

Substitutions and Variations:

  • Instead of chicken breasts, try this recipe with chicken thighs or even bone-in chicken for more flavor.
  • To make it creamy, add 1/2 cup heavy cream or sour cream into the sauce.
  • Use different types of jam like cherry, currant or blueberry instead of raspberry jam.

Now you have all the information you need to create this delicious dish. I hope you enjoy this chicken recipe with raspberry red wine sauce as much as I do. Don’t forget to pair it with some roasted potatoes or a fresh salad for a complete meal!

Substitutions and Variations

 A scrumptious pairing of juicy chicken and tangy raspberries.
A scrumptious pairing of juicy chicken and tangy raspberries.

One of the best things about recipes is that they can be adapted to suit different tastes or ingredients that you already have in your pantry. Here are some substitutions and variations to consider:

– Chicken: This recipe is versatile, and you can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs if you don’t have chicken breasts. They will also work well with the raspberry red wine sauce.

– Wine: While any red wine could work for this recipe, it’s best to choose a dry, full-bodied red like Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Merlot. If you don’t drink wine or prefer not to use it in cooking, you could substitute it with chicken broth.

– Raspberry jam: If you don’t have fresh raspberries on hand, raspberry jam can be substituted in the sauce. It might slightly alter the taste of the dish, but it will still be delicious.

– Spices: This recipe calls for cayenne pepper and ground mustard to add some mild heat and flavor depth. However, if you’re not a fan of spicy food or these spices are unavailable to you, skip them or try using paprika instead.

– Raspberry balsamic: Balsamic vinegar can act as an excellent substitute for red wine vinegar. You can try adding raspberry preserves or jam to regular balsamic vinegar to make raspberry balsamic and replace the red wine vinegar with it in the recipe.

By making substitutions that fit your mood or dietary preferences from time-to-time, you’ll refresh the recipe while still delivering a delicious meal. However, whatever way you prepare your variations, we’re certain they’ll only elevate the flavor profile of your chicken with raspberry red wine sauce!

Serving and Pairing

 The aroma of the red wine sauce seeping into the tender chicken is irresistible.
The aroma of the red wine sauce seeping into the tender chicken is irresistible.

This Chicken With Raspberry Red Wine Sauce Recipe is a flavorful and elegant dish that can be paired with different sides, depending on your preferences. You can serve it over a bed of mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables to make it a complete meal.

For the wine pairing, I would suggest a light to medium-bodied red wine that complements the fruity and slightly tangy flavor of the sauce. A Pinot Noir, Chianti or Syrah will be great choices that work well with the sweetness of raspberries and the tanginess of red wine.

If you’re a white wine lover, then opt for a dry, crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or dry Riesling that balances out the sweetness in the sauce. Additionally, for those who don’t consume alcoholic beverages, serving this dish with sparkling water infused with fresh raspberries makes an excellent substitute.

Adding a side salad with crispy greens like baby spinach, arugula or kale leaves mixed with slices of strawberries or raspberries, almonds or walnuts will add depth and color to your plate.

Apart from its versatility, another thing that’s great about this recipe is its ability to be served at various occasions – it’s just as wonderful on weekdays, casual dinners or for special occasions when you want to impress guests.

With its unbeatable flavors, aroma and presentation—this Chicken With Raspberry Red Wine Sauce Recipe will surely delight any foodie and add some zing to your weeknight dinner as well as impressing guests on special occasions.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A delightful dish that screams comfort food with a gourmet touch.
A delightful dish that screams comfort food with a gourmet touch.

Are you in a rush but still want to serve a delicious meal to your guests? This chicken with raspberry red wine sauce recipe is perfect for you! You can make the raspberry sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Just reheat it when you are ready to use it.

If you are making the chicken ahead of time, cook it to completion and let it cool to room temperature. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you are ready to serve, reheat the chicken in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until heated through.

The sauce can easily be reheated on the stove over low heat or microwaved for 30-second intervals until heated through. If the sauce has thickened too much after being refrigerated, add a splash of red wine or chicken broth to thin it out.

This dish is also great for meal prep! Cook the chicken and sauce ahead of time, portion them out, and store them separately in the fridge. When you are ready to eat, simply reheat and enjoy.

This dish is not recommended for freezing because the sauce may separate upon reheating. However, if you need to freeze leftovers, store the chicken and sauce separately and thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Remember to always use safe food handling practices when storing and reheating leftovers. Enjoy this tasty dish anytime by making ahead or reheating with ease!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect date night dinner - delicious and absolutely Instagram-worthy.
The perfect date night dinner – delicious and absolutely Instagram-worthy.

To ensure your chicken with raspberry red wine sauce is cooked to perfection, here are some tips that I’ve learned while experimenting with this recipe.

First of all, make sure your chicken is at room temperature before cooking it. This will help it cook evenly throughout and avoid overcooking the outside while the inside is still raw. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture, which can also cause uneven cooking.

When cooking the chicken, be sure not to overcrowd the pan. This will cause the temperature to drop and prevent it from browning properly. If necessary, cook it in batches to ensure an even cook.

A helpful tip for thickening the red wine sauce is to use a slurry made of cornstarch and water. Combine one tablespoon of cornstarch with two tablespoons of cold water and whisk until smooth. Gradually add the slurry into the simmering wine sauce until it reaches your desired thickness.

To intensify the flavor of the red wine sauce, try deglazing the pan with additional red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar after cooking the chicken. This will help to release any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan and infuse them into the sauce.

Finally, don’t forget to season your chicken liberally with salt and freshly ground black pepper before cooking. This will enhance its natural flavors and make it taste even more delicious when paired with the sweet raspberry red wine sauce.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a delicious and impressive dish that will impress your family and guests.


Before I conclude this recipe on how to make Chicken with Raspberry Red Wine Sauce, let’s take a look at some of the frequently asked questions that may arise while preparing it. Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered with some tips and tricks that will help you achieve the perfect raspberry sauce for your chicken recipe. So let’s jump into the FAQs section without further delay.

What is the best way to thicken a red wine sauce?

One simple technique to make a red wine sauce or jus thicker is by using cornflour, which is a type of thickening agent. To do this, I mix an equal amount of cornflour and water to make a paste, which I add into the sauce. After bringing the mixture to a gentle boil, I reduce the heat and continue stirring until I achieve the desired consistency.

What wine is best to cook with chicken?

When it comes to matching wine with poultry, there’s a guideline that many sommeliers rely on: light-bodied whites with white meat, and medium-bodied reds with dark meat. This advice is particularly useful when pairing with duck or game, which tend to have richer, more flavorful meat compared to chicken or turkey breast. For dark meat, Pinot Noir or Zinfandel are two great options to consider.

Can you use red wine for sauce?

Red wine can be a fantastic ingredient to add to your favorite sauce. When added to a sauce, the alcohol present in red wine helps dissolve the fats in the sauce like olive oil or butter. This process results in a release of flavors that compliments the sauce making it even more tasty. However, it is important to allow time for the alcohol to cook off before adding other ingredients to ensure the best taste.

Does butter thicken red wine sauce?

To create a flavorful and balanced sauce, I recommend boiling the liquid until it has reduced by 75%, which generally takes about 10 minutes. Afterward, strain the liquid through a sieve into a clean pan and add a touch of sugar to balance out any bitter notes. Finally, adding a dollop of butter will thicken and smooth out the sauce, resulting in a delectable shine.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this chicken with raspberry red wine sauce recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves bold and flavorful dishes. The combination of tender chicken breasts and sweet-tart raspberry sauce balanced with the tangy taste of red wine is sure to satisfy your cravings.

This recipe also offers flexibility, as you can easily substitute ingredients or adjust the flavors to suit your preference. Additionally, this dish pairs well with a variety of sides, from roasted vegetables to creamy mashed potatoes.

So why not take your cooking game up a notch and try out this delightful chicken raspberry red wine sauce recipe? It’s perfect for special occasions or simply as a treat for yourself after a long day. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Chicken With Raspberry Red Wine Sauce

Chicken With Raspberry Red Wine Sauce Recipe

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Calories 432.5 kcal


  • 3 -4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2/3 cup red raspberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons dry ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Heat oven to 450°F.
  • Spray 9"x13" glass baking dish with non-stick canola spray.
  • Cut chicken breasts in half, if weighing more than 8oz each.
  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken pieces with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken pieces in baking dish and bake 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in small pot on stove top, combine 1/3 cup of the wine, all the raspberry preserves, the dry mustard, the dash of cayenne pepper, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla extract. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook 5 minutes or until slightly reduced.
  • Remove chicken pieces from oven and brush them with half the cooked raspberry mixture (reserve other half for sauce).
  • Pour 1/3 cup red wine into the chicken dish and bake an additional 10-15 minutes until cooked completely, basting chicken 2-3 times with dish juices.
  • In same small sauce pan, combine reserved raspberry mixture, remaining 1/3 cup red wine, remaining teaspoon vanilla extract, and raisins. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook 2-3 minutes or until raisins are plump.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 161gCalories: 432.5kcalCarbohydrates: 68.8gProtein: 21.1gFat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 56.6mgSodium: 127.2mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 48.2g
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