Mouth-Watering Chicken Recipe: Wine & Mushroom Sauce

It’s always a treat to try out new recipes and this chicken with wine and mushroom sauce recipe is definitely one to add to your repertoire. As a chef, I have experimented with various ingredients and trust me when I say that this flavorful dish will become a family favorite.

This recipe marries the succulent flavor of boneless, skinless chicken breasts with the aroma of mushrooms in a creamy wine sauce. The sauce is the highlight of this dish as it adds to the depth of flavors while creating a luxurious texture.

The best part about making this recipe is that it only requires a few ingredients, most of which you may already have in your pantry. With just a few steps, you can whip up a restaurant-worthy meal that’s both savory and satisfying.

So, if you’re looking to impress your family or friends during dinner time or you simply want to prepare an indulgent meal for yourself, this chicken with wine and mushroom sauce recipe won’t disappoint. Get ready to take your taste buds on an exciting culinary journey with every bite!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chicken With Wine and Mushroom Sauce
Chicken With Wine and Mushroom Sauce

Are you in search of a hearty and flavorful chicken recipe that is perfect for any occasion? Look no further than this Chicken with Wine and Mushroom Sauce recipe! There are numerous reasons to fall in love with this beloved recipe, but I’ll share with you why we think it’s worth the time and effort.

First and foremost, this dish is all about bold flavors. The creamy white wine sauce is a luscious blend of butter, garlic, tender mushrooms, white wine, and chicken broth, that takes the dish to another level of richness. The umami-rich mushroom flavor penetrates every morsel of the juicy chicken breast cutlets in the silky sauce, creating an unforgettable flavor combination.

Another plus to this recipe is its versatility. You can serve this dish for a romantic dinner or an easy family meal. The ingredients are readily available at your local market, and the dish comes together relatively quickly. What makes it even better is that it pairs wonderfully with rice, pasta or potatoes allowing for more versatility when plating.

Furthermore, it is perfect for any wine lovers who want to experiment with their favorite bottle. While this recipe calls for white wine as a sauce base, you can try other options like red wines like Pinot Noir or dry Riesling depending on what you prefer.

Lastly, this Chicken with Wine and Mushroom Sauce can be served at any time of year; it’s not just restricted to fall or winter season dishes. It pairs exceptionally well with roasted and grilled vegetables during summertime entertaining. You won’t regret making this recipe.

In conclusion, whether you’re looking for something cozy or to elevate your weekend dinners or entertain your guests during summer BBQ’s—this Chicken with Wine and Mushroom Sauce has got you covered with its versatile nature, delicious flavors, and easy go-to recipe status.

Ingredient List

 A perfect date night dish accompanied by a red wine
A perfect date night dish accompanied by a red wine

Here’s a rundown of the ingredients you will need to make this delectable Chicken with Wine and Mushroom Sauce Recipe:

For the chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter, divided

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup white wine (dry Riesling or Pinot Grigio works best)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the mushrooms:

  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp butter

For the dredging mixture:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Make sure to have all these ingredients at hand before starting the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Savor the earthy flavors of the mushrooms in every bite
Savor the earthy flavors of the mushrooms in every bite

Step 1: Prepare the chicken

Begin by pounding the boneless, skinless chicken breasts to an even thickness using a meat mallet. This helps to ensure that they will cook evenly.

Next, mix together eggs and white wine in a shallow dish. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture and then coat it in a mixture of flour, salt, and pepper.

Step 2: Cook the chicken

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil and butter. Once the butter has melted and the oil is hot, add the chicken to the skillet. Cook for approximately 4 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through.

Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside on a plate, covered with foil to keep it warm.

Step 3: Make the mushroom wine sauce

In the same skillet used to cook the chicken, add more butter if needed. Add sliced mushrooms and sauté them until they are tender and lightly browned.

Next, add minced garlic to the pan and cook for an additional minute.

Pour in red or white wine (depending on your preference) and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add chicken broth, thyme sprigs, and a dollop of dijon mustard to create a mouth-watering flavor.

Allow this mixture to simmer for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally, until it has reduced by about half. Then stir in some heavy cream for a creamy mushroom sauce.

Step 4: Serve

Pour or spoon mushroom wine sauce on top of cooked chicken breasts or thighs while still hot. The dish pairs well with vegetables or mashed potatoes.

Enjoy this flavorful dish as a main course served at dinner or impress your guests with its elegance at your next special gathering!

Substitutions and Variations

 Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure with this savory dish
Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure with this savory dish

If you’re a fan of experimenting with ingredients, then you’ll love the flexibility that this recipe provides. Here are a few substitutions and variations to try:

– The wine: While the recipe calls for white wine, you can switch things up by using red wine instead. Pinot Noir is a great pick for a bold and fruity flavor. Dry Riesling also works well with this recipe.

– The chicken: If boneless skinless chicken breasts aren’t your thing, feel free to substitute them with chicken thighs or even grilled chicken tenders. You can also use leftover roast chicken or baked chicken.

– The mushrooms: While button mushrooms work well with this recipe, don’t be afraid to mix things up with other mushroom varieties such as portobello, shiitake, or cremini.

– Creamy chicken: To make the dish extra creamy, you can add a touch of heavy cream or sour cream to the sauce.

– Garlic mushroom: If you’re a garlic lover, add some minced garlic to the sautéed mushrooms for an extra punch of flavor.

– Fried chicken: Turn this skillet dish into a southern classic by swapping out the oven-baked or sautéed chicken for some crispy fried chicken.

You have plenty of options to switch the flavor up on this dish. Get creative in the kitchen, and try out various combinations until you find your perfect version of this delicious meal.

Serving and Pairing

 Impress dinner guests with the elegant and indulgent flavors of this chicken with wine and mushroom sauce
Impress dinner guests with the elegant and indulgent flavors of this chicken with wine and mushroom sauce

This chicken with wine and mushroom sauce is a delicious dish that deserves a good bottle of wine to go along with it. The creamy white wine sauce pairs perfectly with a full-bodied white wine like a dry Riesling or even a Chardonnay. Alternatively, if you are more of a red wine person, try pairing this dish with a Pinot Noir or another medium-bodied red wine.

When serving this dish, I recommend placing the chicken on a bed of steamed white rice or fluffy mashed potatoes. Drizzle the mushroom sauce over the chicken and sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley for added color and flavor.

For a complete meal, pair this dish with your favorite green vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, or even green beans. The freshness and crunchiness of these veggies make for an excellent contrast to the rich and creamy mushroom sauce.

This chicken recipe also pairs well with grilled vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, and bell peppers. Grilling the vegetables adds a smoky flavor that perfectly complements the tender and juicy chicken.

Overall, this chicken with wine and mushroom sauce is an easy yet impressive meal that you can serve for dinner parties or for any occasion. The richness and creaminess of the sauce make it perfect for cooler months, while the brightness of the white wine adds refreshment that makes it enjoyable year-round.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Whip up this easy yet flavorful dish for a satisfying weeknight dinner
Whip up this easy yet flavorful dish for a satisfying weeknight dinner

This recipe for Chicken with Wine and Mushroom Sauce can be easily made ahead of time and reheated for a quick, delicious meal. To make it ahead of time, simply prepare the chicken and sauce as directed in the recipe, then store them separately in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

When you’re ready to eat, reheat the chicken and sauce separately. To reheat the chicken, place it on a baking sheet and heat it in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 10-12 minutes or until heated through. To reheat the sauce, bring it to a simmer over medium heat in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally.

If you have any leftover chicken and sauce, store them in separate containers in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, simply reheat them following the instructions above.

Keep in mind that when reheating the chicken and sauce, it’s important to not overcook them so that they remain moist and tender. Additionally, if you find that your sauce has thickened too much after refrigeration, simply add a splash of chicken broth or milk while reheating it to thin it out to your desired consistency.

With these easy make-ahead, storing, and reheating tips, you can enjoy this delicious Chicken with Wine and Mushroom Sauce recipe anytime you want without any hassle!

Tips for Perfect Results

 You can't go wrong with a classic pairing of chicken, wine, and mushrooms
You can’t go wrong with a classic pairing of chicken, wine, and mushrooms

To ensure the perfect meal, here are some tips that can be helpful when making this Chicken With Wine and Mushroom Sauce Recipe.

First, all ingredients must be properly measured and prepared before beginning with the cooking process. Always use fresh mushrooms and chicken breasts to enhance the flavor of the dish.

Secondly, make sure to season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. The seasoning must be enough so that they don’t taste bland.

When preparing the sauce, first, sauté the mushrooms until they are tender and brown. Then, add minced garlic to bring out the flavors. Don’t overcook them as it might cause the sauce to become too watery.

Third, use a heavy bottom skillet to cook chicken for even heat distribution. Preheat the skillet on medium-high heat before adding in chicken breasts to avoid sticking.

After preheating the skillet, add olive oil or butter, then place the chicken breasts in it. Cook each chicken breast for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Be careful not to overcrowd your skillet so that your chicken cooks evenly.

Fourth, while preparing wine sauce, it’s essential not to overpower it with too much overpowering flavors. Add white wine slowly and taste as you go.

Lastly, let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes after cooking before slicing it. This allows juices to redistribute throughout muscles and create a moist and flavorful dish.

By following these tips carefully, you can create a restaurant-quality meal right at home!


Now that you have all the necessary information to make this mouth-watering Chicken with Wine and Mushroom Sauce Recipe, let’s answer some commonly asked questions. This section aims to clarify any doubts you may have and provide additional tips to master this recipe. So, let’s dive in!

What wine goes with chicken and mushroom?

As a knowledgeable sommelier, I take pride in sharing interesting stories and pairing suggestions for various types of wine. For white wine enthusiasts, there’s nothing quite like the Oaked Chardonnay from the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. Meanwhile, red wine lovers can indulge in the rich flavors of Fronsac’s Red Canon, or the bold taste of Côtes de Bordeaux’s Red Castillon. The exquisite tastes continue with Red Graves, Red Haut Médoc, Red Margaux, and Red Médoc. In this article, I’ll delve deeper into each wine, sharing fascinating insights and pairing ideas.

What wine is best for cooking mushroom sauce?

When it comes to pairing wines with meals, fruit-forward red wines like Pinot Noir from New World regions, Merlot, and youthful Tempranillo make for unexpectedly great choices. For lighter dishes, go with a dry Riesling, or if the meal contains soy sauce, opt for a semi-dry Riesling instead.

What does cooking wine do to chicken?

When it comes to cooking meat, poultry, or seafood, using a marinade that includes wine not only adds a burst of flavor but also acts as an acidic tenderizer. Moreover, the wine-based marinade helps to keep the protein moist during the cooking process.

What wine is best to cook with chicken?

When it comes to pairing wine with different meats, there are certain guidelines to follow. White wine tends to complement white meat like chicken or turkey breast, while red wine pairs well with dark meat such as duck and game. A medium-bodied red wine like Pinot Noir or Zinfandel is an ideal match for dark meat.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Chicken with Wine and Mushroom Sauce recipe is the perfect dish for any occasion, whether it be a cozy night in or a fancy dinner party. The combination of the juicy, succulent boneless skinless chicken breasts with the creamy white wine and mushroom sauce is simply irresistible. It’s easy to make, yet tastes like it came out of a five-star restaurant.

This recipe is also very versatile; it can be served with a variety of sides such as mashed potatoes, rice, or a fresh salad. The wine pairings for this recipe are also diverse; red wines such as Pinot Noir or dry Riesling would be a great choice.

Overall, this dish is an excellent example of how simple ingredients can come together to create something truly amazing. By following this recipe, you can impress your guests and dine like royalty at home. So why not give it a try? You won’t regret it!

Chicken With Wine and Mushroom Sauce

Chicken With Wine and Mushroom Sauce Recipe

This is a good recipe to clean out the pantry. I had some leftover Ritz crackers, red wine and condensed cream of mushroom soup. In the freezer I had chicken breasts. I mixed them all together and created a dish that is absolutely delicious! ENJOY!
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Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Calories 432.4 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 20 Ritz crackers (crushed)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (pounded or thinly sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (or combination) or 4 tablespoons oil (or combination)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup


  • Melt oil and/or butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip chicken in egg then dredge chicken with Ritz crackers until thoroughly coated through.
  • Brown the chicken in skillet about 8 - 10 minutes total cooking time; remove from pan, set aside keeping the chicken warm.
  • Pour 1/2 cup red wine in skillet and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup until heated through.
  • Serve on top of the chicken. Good with steamed veggies and rice.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 274gCalories: 432.4kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 32.8gFat: 23.3gSaturated Fat: 10.1gCholesterol: 204.7mgSodium: 776.2mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 2.7g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Easy, Inexpensive, Meat, Poultry
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