Juicy and Tender: Roasted Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Hey, wine lovers! Have you ever tasted an amazing herb roasted chicken with a succulent white wine sauce? Trust me, it’s a flavor explosion! I recently discovered this recipe for roasted chicken in white wine sauce and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.

This recipe takes roast chicken to the next level with the addition of a creamy white wine sauce that will have your taste buds dancing. And don’t worry, I won’t leave out the wine pairing suggestion because the right wine can enhance your culinary experience.

I love using dry white wine for this recipe; it adds acidity and freshness to this otherwise rich dish. This roast chicken in white wine sauce is a perfect meal to share with friends and family, and the leftovers are just as delicious!

So, come on, grab a glass of your favorite wine and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Roasted Chicken in White Wine Sauce
Roasted Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Are you tired of the same bland and boring chicken recipes? Look no further because this roasted chicken in white wine sauce recipe is going to blow your mind! Here’s why you’ll love it:

Firstly, this recipe uses a dry white wine that adds a bright and slightly acidic flavor to the dish. It used medium-bodied wine, which means that is it not too heavy or light, providing the perfect balance for the dish. The white wine sauce elevates the taste of this roasted chicken to another level.

Secondly, this dish is incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple steps, you can create a flavorful and juicy roasted chicken, that will get you excited about cooking again. And following these straightforward instructions won’t even make you break a sweat.

Thirdly, this recipe allows for several variations and substitutions such as mushrooms or bacon, adding fun twists to your standard dinner options. Switching up your ingredients keeps mealtime exciting!

Fourthly, with its versatility and deliciousness, roasted chicken in white wine sauce can be served for any occasion; whether it’s dinner with family or entertaining guests for dinner parties or date nights.

Lastly, pairing options are also very versatile as it is suitable for vegetables like sweet peas or carrots or mashed potatoes. It can even accompany any crisp side salad! The aroma of garlic and herbs will fill your home with luring scents that give your guests hunger pangs for sure.

In conclusion, this recipe promises flavorful chicken and an easy process every time – lead by the tangy-yet-zesty taste of white wine to settle on your taste buds. Trust me; your family will thank you after trying out this scrumptious roasted chicken recipe in creamy mushroom yogurt sauce.

Ingredient List

 Tender and juicy roasted chicken in white wine sauce.
Tender and juicy roasted chicken in white wine sauce.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this roasted chicken in white wine sauce recipe:

Main Ingredients:

  • Whole Chicken (1) or 4 Chicken Breasts or Chicken Thighs
  • 1/4 cup Dry white wine
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs Flour
  • 2 tbs Butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  • 2 medium-sized sweet onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sweet peas or mushroom (optional)


  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Fresh Sage
  • Fresh Herbs of your choice


  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. bacon bits (optional)

Note: You can also make variations and substitutions based on your preference.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect one-pan meal for busy weeknights.
The perfect one-pan meal for busy weeknights.

Now, let’s get into the main course of this recipe: the herb-roasted chicken in white wine sauce. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Preheat and Prep

First, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Then, rinse your whole chicken (or chicken parts of your choice) with cold water and pat it dry with paper towels. Rub it all over with olive oil, freshly cracked pepper, and sea salt.

Step 2: Roasting the Chicken

Place a large oven-safe skillet or roasting pan over medium-high heat on the stovetop. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and let it melt. Then, place the chicken in the skillet/roasting pan, breast side up. Season the inside of the chicken cavity with more salt and pepper.

Next, add some aromatics to infuse flavor into the drippings that will be used for the sauce later on: 3-4 cloves of garlic, 1 large sweet onion (cut in half), and 3-4 sprigs of fresh rosemary are perfect for this.

Transfer to the preheated oven and roast for approximately 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) when checked with a meat thermometer stuck into thickest part without touching bone.

Step 3: Making the White Wine Sauce

Once your chicken is cooked to a perfect golden brown hue; gently remove it from skillet/roasting pan and let it rest while making exciting white wine sauce.

For that; using only one skillet/roasting pan used for cooking roasted chicken will garner maximum flavour & enjoyment.

Add 1/4 cup dry white wine to the skillet/roasting pan over medium heat on stovetop. Scrape down those yummy bits(leftover pieces from roasted chicken) from the pan using a wooden spoon. Once you’ve got them all scraped up, add 1/4 cup chicken broth, 1/4 cup heavy cream and 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir


Now time to add garlic & mushrooms. Add 2 cloves of minced garlic to skillet and stir for 30 seconds. Next add in 1 sliced mushroom and cook until they’re tender and golden brown in colour.

If you prefer a thicker sauce; mix 1 tablespoon flour with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream in a bowl and slowly whisk into the skillet until well combined. Then let the sauce simmer until it thickens slightly for about 2-3 minutes.

Step 4: Plating & Servings

After plating the chicken on to serving dish, top it off with some cooked mushroom sauce over that crispy, golden-brown skin roasted chicken or keep it aside in a gravy dish for people to serve themselves.

This dish works well with any sides; like **mashed potatoes, sauté

Substitutions and Variations

 A comforting and warming dish that will delight your taste buds.
A comforting and warming dish that will delight your taste buds.

One of the great things about this roasted chicken in white wine sauce recipe is that it’s very adaptable. You can easily switch out different ingredients to make the dish suit your taste. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Chicken: Instead of using a whole chicken, you can use just chicken breasts or chicken thighs if you prefer. If you use just chicken breasts, reduce the cooking time by about 10 minutes.

– Wine: A dry white wine works best in this recipe, but you could also use a medium-bodied white wine for a deeper flavor.

– Vegetables: Carrots and sweet peas go well with the flavors in this dish, but you could also add mushrooms or sweet onions for some extra depth of flavor.

– Garlic: If you prefer less garlic, you can cut back on the amount used in the recipe or leave it out altogether.

– Cream: Heavy cream is used in the sauce to make it rich and creamy, but if you’re trying to cut down on fat, you can substitute half-and-half or even sour cream instead.

– Flour: The flour is used to thicken the sauce, but if you’re gluten-free, you can use cornstarch instead.

– Lemon: For a brighter flavor, add some lemon juice or lemon zest to the sauce along with the white wine.

– Bacon: For added flavor and texture, crisp up some bacon in the pan before cooking the chicken and use it as a garnish on top of each serving.

Whether you want to make a healthier version of this dish, or add more bold flavors to it, these substitutions and variations will definitely help bring out different notes to satisfy your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 This white wine sauce adds an extra layer of flavor to your chicken.
This white wine sauce adds an extra layer of flavor to your chicken.

This roasted chicken in white wine sauce recipe is as versatile as it is delicious. Here are some ideas for serving and pairing this delectable dish.

When it comes to serving, this roasted chicken white wine sauce recipe pairs beautifully with a side of mashed potatoes and some seasonal vegetables like sweet peas or glazed carrots. You can also serve it with a salad or a crusty bread to sop up the flavorful sauce.

As for pairing, this dish pairs best with medium-bodied dry white wines. For example, a Sauvignon Blanc, a Chardonnay, or a Pinot Grigio will complement the flavors of the dish perfectly. These wines bring out the subtle notes of the herbs, garlic, and lemon in the recipe.

If you prefer a red wine, go for a light-bodied red that won’t overpower the flavors of the chicken and sauce. A Pinot Noir or a Beaujolais would be best suited.

For those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks, try sipping on some sparkling water with lemon or a refreshing glass of iced tea.

One thing to note is that the wine used in the recipe should also be served alongside the dish. The same dry white wine used in cooking can be served chilled alongside the roasted chicken to provide an even more delicious pairing experience.

Overall, this roasted chicken white wine sauce recipe is perfect for any dinner party or special occasion. With its complementary and versatile serving and pairing options, you’re sure to impress your guests with this mouth-watering meal.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Indulge yourself in a flavorful and aromatic dish.
Indulge yourself in a flavorful and aromatic dish.

One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. If you’re looking to save time on a busy weeknight, prepare the herb-roasted chicken and white wine sauce a day or two in advance. Simply store the chicken and sauce separately in airtight containers and refrigerate until ready to use.

To reheat, place the chicken in a baking dish and drizzle with a little olive oil, then cover with foil and place in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. The sauce can be reheated on the stovetop over medium heat or in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until hot.

If you’d like to freeze the roasted chicken, let it cool completely before storing it in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag for up to three months. To reheat frozen chicken, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator, then follow the same reheating instructions as above.

When it comes to storing leftover chicken and sauce, keep them in separate containers in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can reheat the chicken and sauce separately as well. The chicken can be heated up in your oven, stovetop, or microwave while the sauce can also be reheated on your stovetop or microwave.

The make-ahead and storing options for this recipe add versatility to your meal planning without compromising quality. So whether you’re meal prepping for a busy workweek or expecting company over dinner, this recipe has got you covered.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Impress your guests with this easy-to-make roasted chicken dish.
Impress your guests with this easy-to-make roasted chicken dish.

Roasting a chicken is a rewarding task that can easily turn into a disaster if not done properly. Here are some tips to help you achieve the perfect roasted chicken in white wine sauce every time.

1. Use a meat thermometer

A meat thermometer is an essential tool for cooking poultry. Check the temperature in the thickest part of the thigh; it should read 165°F (74°C). This ensures that your chicken is fully cooked and safe to eat.

2. Season the chicken well

The seasoning definitely makes a difference in the taste of your chicken. Generously season with fresh cracked pepper and sea salt, both inside and outside of the chicken. If you’re using fresh herbs, don’t be shy to stuff them inside the cavity to add more flavor.

3. Use a dry white wine

When making the white wine sauce, use a dry white wine with medium-bodied flavor such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. They both complement each other beautifully and these wines have enough acidity to cut through the richness of the sauce and enhance its flavors.

4. Let the chicken rest before slicing

Once you’ve removed your roasted chicken from the oven, allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting it into pieces. This lets the juices redistribute throughout the meat, keeping it moist and flavorful.

5. Make sure all vegetables are small and cut uniformly

Vegetables play an important role in this recipe; they provide a double duty since they also act as natural flavor-boosters for both the sauce and roasted chicken itself. Make sure all vegetables are small enough so they cook evenly including carrots, sweet onion, garlic, peas, and mushrooms.

With these tips in mind, your herb-roasted chicken in white wine sauce will rival any restaurant’s offering!


Before we wrap up this recipe article, I wanted to answer some frequently asked questions about this roasted chicken in white wine sauce recipe. From substitutions to cooking times and temperatures, I’ll address several concerns to help make sure you have no uncertainties before trying out this delicious dish. Let’s dive into the FAQ section now.

What is a good white wine to roast chicken with?

When it comes to relishing the goodness of white burgundy or any top-notch oaked chardonnay, pairing it with roasted chicken is a match made in heaven. The simplicity of the roast chicken provides the perfect balance to the complexity of the wine. Adding mushrooms or truffles to the chicken elevates the pairing experience to a whole new level. Moreover, if tarragon is used in seasoning or if the chicken is served with a rich and creamy sauce, then this wine is a perfect choice for complementing the flavors.

Does white wine tenderize chicken?

Wine has versatile culinary uses, such as tenderizing meat with its acidic properties, adding depth to flavors in cooking, or acting as a pan deglazer, a reduced sauce, or a liquid for steaming.

Does roast chicken go with white or red wine?

Pairing wine with roasted chicken can be a versatile experience as it can complement various flavors. Whether it’s a rich and full-bodied red, a fresher medium-bodied rosé or a dry white wine, any of these could be a great choice. For those who fancy oaky flavors, an oaked Chardonnay or a smooth and light Pinot Noir would be excellent choices. Moreover, if you happen to have a savory, dark sauce or gravy to go with the chicken, a medium-bodied red wine such as a Côtes du Rhône would work wonders.

Bottom Line

Whether it’s a special occasion or simply a Tuesday night dinner, this roasted chicken in white wine sauce recipe is a must-try! Don’t let the ingredient list intimidate you – this recipe is surprisingly easy to make and can impress even the toughest of food critics. Plus, it’s versatile enough to pair perfectly with your preferred side dishes, be it crispy roasted potatoes, sauteed veggies, or creamy mashed potatoes.

And let’s not forget about the star of the dish – the succulent and juicy chicken that’s infused with flavors of garlic, butter, and fresh herbs. The white wine sauce adds a tangy and slightly sweet note that makes each bite even more satisfying. This dish is sure to become a favorite among your family and friends.

So, gather up your ingredients and put on your chef’s hat – it’s time to unleash your inner culinary genius with this roasted chicken in white wine sauce recipe. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Roasted Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Roasted Chicken in White Wine Sauce Recipe

joshua texas
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 56 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 8 plates
Calories 963 kcal


  • 1 roasted chicken
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 2 cups sweet peas
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • butter
  • flour
  • sea salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 cup mushroom, sauteed
  • 2 cups jasmine rice


  • oven roast chicken.
  • remove skin,seperate meat from bones and cube,,.
  • make a rue: flour and butter.
  • add; cream, sour cream and white wine.
  • then: chicken,cooked carrots,peas, onion,mushrooms and garlic.
  • *serve over jasmine rice.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 356gCalories: 963kcalCarbohydrates: 52.5gProtein: 30.6gFat: 67.9gSaturated Fat: 36.2gCholesterol: 261.9mgSodium: 159.4mgFiber: 4.1gSugar: 4g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Vegetable
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