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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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Julie Blanner


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


  • 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. 


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.