Chicken in White Wine Sauce

LAST UPDATED: Sep 09, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Oct 09, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Chicken in White Wine Sauce is an easy, low calorie, delicious dinner entree. It can be served with a side of vegetables or enjoyed on a bed of pasta with white wine sauce. White Wine Chicken is light, yet full of flavor and takes less than 25 minutes to make!

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We tend to eat a lot of chicken because it’s light, easy and so quick to make, which makes it a great weeknight dinner or easy entertaining recipe.

chicken in white wine sauce

This Chicken in White Wine Sauce offers a lot of flavor for a little effort.

What’s in White Wine Chicken?

It’s made with chicken breasts, butter, shallots, capers, herbs and of course, wine!

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You can use your favorite white wine and enjoy the remainder of the bottle, but white cooking wine will also do. Use a crisp or wine with high acidity that isn’t sweet. I recommend selecting a Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc or an unoaked Chardonnay. Cooking wine only has 5% alcohol whereas a bottle of wine will generally have between 10-13% alcohol.

The alcohol in the wine evaporates while cooking (filling your kitchen with a beautiful aroma) leaving the chicken to soak up all the flavor.

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See the Printable Recipe Card Below for all the Details to Make Chicken in White Wine Sauce.

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What to Serve with White Wine Chicken:

This dish is really versatile. Sometimes we’ll enjoy it with peas, green beans or Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe {Cauliflower Garlic Mashed Potatoes}Candied Carrots but it’s also great served as White Wine Chicken Pasta as well! You can get my White Wine Sauce recipe here.

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How to Make Chicken in White Wine Sauce:

  • Sauté shallots in butter.
  • Pour over chicken and add herbs, capers and wine.
  • Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven, cover in sauce.
  • Allow to rest for 10 minutes and serve.

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chicken in white wine sauce on platter

Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Chicken in White Wine Sauce is an easy, low calorie, delicious dinner entree. It can be served with a side of vegetables or enjoyed on a bed of pasta with white wine sauce. White Wine Chicken is light, yet full of flavor and takes just 20 minutes to make!
5 from 22 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 6

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1 c white wine
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, sauté shallots and butter.
  • Place chicken in baking dish. Pour butter mixture oven chicken. Add wine, capers, bay leaves and parsley.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until internal temperature reads 155˚F. Remove from oven.
  • Pour sauce back over the top of the chicken breasts and allow to rest 10 minutes. 

Notes

You can use white cooking wine, however a crisp or wine with high acidity that isn't sweet will yield the best results. Choose a Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc or an unoaked Chardonnay for incredible flavor. Cooking wine only has 5% alcohol whereas a bottle of wine will generally have between 10-13% alcohol.
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