Delicious Pot Roast Chicken – A Perfect Family Meal

Are you tired of making the same old chicken recipe for dinner every week? It’s time to switch things up with my Pot Roast Chicken in Garlic, White Wine & Parsley Recipe. This is not your average roast chicken – it’s packed full of bold flavors that will have your taste buds dancing.

This recipe is perfect for any occasion, from a cozy family dinner to a special occasion meal. The combination of garlic, white wine, and parsley creates an irresistible aroma that will make your mouth water. And the best part? It’s incredibly easy to make.

I created this recipe using simple, fresh ingredients that you can find at any grocery store. The chicken is cut into 8 pieces and slow-roasted in a garlic and butter sauce, then drizzled with a delicious white wine sauce. Trust me, once you try this dish, you’ll never want to go back to plain old roasted chicken again.

So grab the ingredients and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pot Roast Chicken in Garlic, White Wine & Parsley
Pot Roast Chicken in Garlic, White Wine & Parsley

Are you tired of the same old boring chicken recipes? Look no further because this Pot Roast Chicken in Garlic, White Wine & Parsley recipe is here to take your taste buds on a culinary adventure!

One reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it uses a bouquet garni, which is a bundle of herbs that infuses the dish with rich flavors. The combination of fresh parsley, thyme, and other herbs creates a depth of taste that enhances every bite.

In addition, this recipe calls for free-range chicken. Not only is it healthier for you, but it also has a richer taste compared to conventionally raised chicken. Cutting the chicken into pieces ensures that the meat cooks evenly and absorbs all the delicious flavors.

White wine and brandy are added to create a flavorful wine sauce that coats each piece of chicken with its delectable taste. The addition of garlic and shallots offers an aromatic hint to make your mouth water while cooking.

Not only is this recipe packed with bold flavors and ingredients, but it’s also versatile. You can substitute pancetta or streaky bacon for smoked bacon or use any other white wine that suits your palate. The possibilities are endless!

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or looking for a special meal, this Pot Roast Chicken in Garlic, White Wine & Parsley recipe is sure to impress your guests or delight your family at any time of the year. So are you ready to try this mouth-watering dish? Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 A mouthwatering pot roast chicken with garlic, white wine and parsley that will melt in your mouth
A mouthwatering pot roast chicken with garlic, white wine and parsley that will melt in your mouth

Here are the ingredients needed to make this delicious pot roast chicken in garlic, white wine & parsley recipe:

  • 1 whole free-range chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 5 ounces pancetta or streaky bacon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • Bouquet garni (a bundle of fresh herbs such as thyme, bay leaves, and parsley)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the garlic butter mixture:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • A handful of fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped

For the white wine sauce:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • A small bowl of sliced mushrooms
  • A splash of dry white wine and chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Note: You can also use bone-in chicken breasts or chicken thighs instead of a whole chicken.

The Recipe How-To

 Who would have thought that such simple ingredients can create such an amazing flavor?
Who would have thought that such simple ingredients can create such an amazing flavor?

Step 1: Preparing the Chicken

Start by carefully trimming excess fat from a whole free-range chicken or chicken cut into 8 pieces. Rub the chicken with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Preparing the Garlic Butter

Combine 5 ounces (150g) of butter, finely chopped cloves garlic, and chopped parsley in a small bowl until well mixed. Spread half of the mixture under the skin of the chicken, then spread the rest on top.

Step 3: Roasting the Chicken

Place the chicken in a Dutch oven or roasting pan and roast it in a preheated oven for about 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on size, at 350°F (180°C). Baste with pan juices every 30 minutes.

Step 4: Making the Wine Sauce

In a saucepan, sauté finely diced pancetta or streaky bacon, followed by finely sliced shallots and more finely chopped garlic for several minutes. Add a bouquet garni of fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves. Pour in 1/2 cup (120ml) of white wine and let it reduce until almost evaporated. Add a splash of brandy, then stir in heavy cream and reduce to thicken slightly.

Step 5: Serving

Remove the chicken from the oven when cooked through, golden brown, and crispy. Let it rest for at least 10 minutes before carving into serving portions.

Serve each portion drizzled with some of the white wine sauce, along with roasted potatoes, carrots or other vegetables you desire. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 The aroma from the garlic and herbs is enough to make your mouth water
The aroma from the garlic and herbs is enough to make your mouth water

While this Pot Roast Chicken recipe is undeniably delicious, there are several substitutions and variations you can make to suit your personal taste or dietary restrictions. Here are a few ideas:

– Vegetarians can swap the chicken with vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, and onions for a delightful vegetarian pot roast.

– Those who don’t eat bacon or pancetta can omit these ingredients altogether or replace them with mushrooms or sun-dried tomatoes for a similar depth of flavor.

– For a dairy-free option, replace the heavy cream with coconut cream or almond milk.

– If you don’t have shallots on hand in your pantry, substitute them with onions or leeks for an equally savory taste.

– For an alcohol-free version of this recipe, you can skip the white wine and brandy and add chicken broth instead. You can even use apple cider vinegar for added tanginess.

– To make this dish healthier, use skinless chicken breasts instead of the whole cut-up chicken, which will give the dish a leaner protein and fewer calories.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and make substitutions that suit your taste buds. With a little creativity, you can adapt this Pot Roast Chicken recipe to meet any dietary preferences or requirements.

Serving and Pairing

 This chicken pot roast is perfect for a cozy winter dinner at home
This chicken pot roast is perfect for a cozy winter dinner at home

This pot roast chicken in garlic, white wine, and parsley recipe pairs perfectly with a glass of white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. The bright acidity and citrus notes of these wines work perfectly with the garlic and wine sauce, enhancing the flavors in every bite.

For a complete meal, you can serve this dish with roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes. The buttery and slightly sweet flavors of the potatoes complement the savory chicken perfectly. Alternatively, try serving it alongside some steamed asparagus, glazed with a bit of lemon juice and olive oil for a light and refreshing pairing.

The creamy texture of this dish also pairs well with lightly dressed salads containing fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumber or carrots. Dress salads with lemon juice, olive oil or balsamic vinegar to balance the richness of the chicken.

If you’re looking for an indulgent pairing option, serve some fresh bread or crusty baguette alongside this dish. The bread soaks up the flavorful sauce and provides a satisfying crunch in every bite.

Whatever your pairing choice may be – be sure to savor each bite of this delicious pot roast chicken in garlic, white wine, and parsley.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Impress your guests with this delicious and easy pot roast chicken recipe
Impress your guests with this delicious and easy pot roast chicken recipe

One of the best things about this pot roast chicken in garlic, white wine & parsley recipe is that it can be made ahead of time! This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want to have a delicious meal on the table without spending too much time in the kitchen.

To make this a make-ahead meal, simply prepare the pot roast chicken according to the recipe instructions and allow it to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for up to 3-4 days.

When you’re ready to reheat, preheat your oven to 350°F. Remove the pot roast chicken from the refrigerator and transfer it to an ovenproof dish. Cover with foil and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.

Alternatively, you can reheat the pot roast chicken on the stovetop. Simply place it in a saucepan with a lid, add a splash of water or broth, and heat over medium-high heat until hot.

If you have any leftovers after reheating, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

One other option for using leftovers is to shred the chicken and use it in recipes like tacos or salads for a new twist on dinner.

Overall, this pot roast chicken is perfect for making ahead and enjoying later. Its simple ingredients make it easy to prepare and store while still maintaining its delicious taste.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Say goodbye to dry chicken with this flavorful pot roast
Say goodbye to dry chicken with this flavorful pot roast

To ensure you create the perfect pot roast chicken in garlic, white wine & parsley, here are a few tips that can make a significant difference in the outcome of your dish.

1. Use high-quality chicken

Using free-range chicken that is fresh and organic will enhance the flavor profile of this recipe. By using quality ingredients, you’ll create a tastier, healthier dish.

2. Cut the chicken in equal pieces

To ensure the chicken is cooked thoroughly and evenly, it’s essential to cut it into equal pieces. Consider cutting a whole chicken into eight pieces or buying pre-cut chicken pieces with the skin on to retain moisture.

3. Brown the chicken well

When sautéing or roasting the chicken, ensure you brown it well on all sides before adding it to the oven or crockpot. This gives it a crispy texture while ensuring all sides are cooked evenly.

4. Use fresh herbs

Fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and parsley add an extra depth of flavor to the dish that dried herbs cannot provide. Make sure they are washed and finely chopped before adding them to your dish.

5. Use good-quality white wine

The white wine adds flavor to your dish, so it’s crucial to use a high-quality dry white wine that you would also enjoy drinking.

By implementing these tips, you’ll be able to create an unforgettable pot roast chicken in garlic, white wine & parsley that will impress even the most discerning of palates.


Now that you know how to make this succulent pot roast chicken in garlic, white wine & parsley recipe, it’s time to answer some of the most common questions regarding this dish. Here are some frequently asked questions that will help you make the best chicken white wine recipe at home.

What is a good white wine to roast chicken with?

One of my favorite types of wine to savor is a white burgundy or a top-notch oaked chardonnay. For a delightful pairing, I would suggest a roasted chicken prepared in a simple way, possibly flavored with mushrooms or truffles, as described by Lucy Bridgers. This wine also complements meals seasoned with tarragon or dishes served with a creamy sauce.

Is white wine good for cooking chicken?

When it comes to cooking poultry, dry white wines act as a great flavor enhancer for dishes straight out of the oven. In this article, we will be sharing some recipes along with our go-to wine selections that perfectly complement chicken. The art of choosing the right wine can be tricky, but fear not, we’ve got you covered!

Why put a lemon in a roast chicken?

One interesting cooking technique involves using lemon to baste the chicken from the inside out. As the chicken cooks and heats up, the lemon releases its juices which seep into the various parts of the chicken such as the thighs, wings, breasts and skin. This results in a succulent and flavorful chicken dish.

Do you put olive oil on roast chicken?

Arrange the chicken inside a vast roasting pan and fill it with lemon wedges, half of the onion wedges, garlic cloves, and half of the rosemary. Proceed by sprinkling the top with olive oil and seasoning it well.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this pot roast chicken in garlic, white wine, and parsley recipe is a must-try for all food enthusiasts out there who love flavorful and hearty meals. It’s a time-tested favorite that combines classic ingredients such as garlic, white wine, and parsley with succulent braised free-range chicken resulting to an explosion of flavors in your mouth like no other.

This recipe offers a lot of versatility ranging from various wine selections, different cuts of chicken pieces, and diverse serving options that cater to everyone’s palate. Not to mention, it’s also perfect for make-ahead meals or leftovers that you can store safely without compromising its signature taste.

So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself the ingredients now and be ready to experience an epicurean masterpiece that will satisfy your cravings while leaving you satiated with amazing flavors. With this recipe in your arsenal, you’ll never run out of ideas for an elegant yet straightforward meal that’s perfect anytime, anywhere.

Pot Roast Chicken in Garlic, White Wine & Parsley

Pot Roast Chicken in Garlic, White Wine & Parsley Recipe

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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 939.4 kcal


  • 5 ounces shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 heads garlic, peeled but cloves left whole
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 ounces pancetta or 5 ounces streaky bacon, cut into strips
  • 1 chicken, about 3lbs
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 1/4 cups white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bouquet garni, a sprig of thyme, parsley stems and a bay leaf tied together
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, leaves chopped


  • Heat the oven to 300°F Cook the shallots and garlic in a large casserole with 1 tbsp butter until softened. Add the pancetta and cook until the shallots begin to caramelize.
  • Meanwhile, melt 1 tbsp of butter in a large deep frying pan and brown the chicken on all sides, then put it into the casserole, on top of the shallots. Pour the brandy into the hot frying pan and allow to bubble up, stirring and scraping. Put a lighted match to the brandy and stand back while it flames up.
  • When the flames have subsided, add the wine and bring to the boil, then pour the liquid over the chicken.
  • Add the stock and tuck in the bouquet garni. Cover and cook for 1 hour, or until cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the casserole, cut into 8 portions and keep warm.
  • Simmer the cooking liquor until reduced by two thirds, then add the cream and parsley.
  • Return the chicken to the pan to heat through. Serve in deep bowls with mashed potato.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 449gCalories: 939.4kcalCarbohydrates: 23.2gProtein: 49.6gFat: 56.7gSaturated Fat: 23.1gCholesterol: 245.7mgSodium: 402.9mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 3g
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