Chicken in Wine Sauce Recipe - Made in USA with White Wine and Tomatoes

Chicken in Wine Sauce

Chicken in Wine Sauce Recipe - Made in USA with White Wine and Tomatoes
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken in Wine Sauce
Chicken in Wine Sauce

Chicken in wine sauce is a classic dish that combines tender chicken pieces with a flavorful sauce made with white wine, chicken broth, and sour cream. This dish is perfect for a special dinner or a cozy night in.


The origins of chicken in wine sauce can be traced back to French cuisine, where it is known as "Coq au Vin." This traditional dish typically uses red wine and is made with chicken, mushrooms, onions, and bacon. Over time, variations of the recipe have emerged, with some using white wine instead of red.


How to prepare

  1. Combine flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Roll chicken in the seasoned flour and brown well in butter.
  3. Remove chicken from the pan and add onion. Cook until tender-crisp.
  4. Stir in wine, broth, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for about 1 minute.
  5. Return chicken to the pan, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Add cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water. Top with tomatoes.
  7. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until the sauce is thickened. Remove bay leaf.
  8. Stir in sour cream.
  9. Serve over fluffy rice.


  • You can add mushrooms, bell peppers, or olives to the sauce for added flavor and texture.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to brown the chicken well before adding it to the sauce. This will help to develop a rich flavor.

- Use a good quality white wine for the sauce, as it will greatly impact the overall taste of the dish.

- Be sure to simmer the chicken in the sauce for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken in wine sauce over fluffy rice or with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

Cooking Techniques

Browning the chicken before simmering it in the sauce helps to seal in the juices and develop a rich flavor.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use butter instead of margarine, and olive oil instead of vegetable oil.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. Simply reheat the sauce and add the chicken before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the dish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, for a pop of color and flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

This dish pairs well with a crisp white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

380 per serving


35g per serving


18g per serving


28g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, and calcium.


This recipe contains dairy (sour cream) and gluten (flour).


This dish is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals.


Chicken in wine sauce is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for a special occasion or a cozy night in. With a rich and flavorful sauce, tender chicken, and fluffy rice, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of anticipation I felt when I first discovered this recipe for Chicken in Wine Sauce. It was many years ago, during a visit to my dear friend Margaret's house. Margaret was an excellent cook and always had the most delicious meals prepared for her family and guests. On this particular day, she had invited me over for dinner and promised to make one of her signature dishes – Chicken in Wine Sauce.

As soon as I walked into Margaret's kitchen, I could smell the mouthwatering aroma of the chicken simmering in the rich wine sauce. My stomach grumbled in anticipation as I watched Margaret expertly stir the pot, adding just the right amount of herbs and spices to create a symphony of flavors.

I asked Margaret for the recipe, eager to recreate this delectable dish in my own kitchen. With a twinkle in her eye, Margaret handed me a tattered old notebook filled with handwritten recipes. "This one has been passed down through generations in my family," she said, "I'm honored to share it with you."

I poured over the recipe, taking note of each ingredient and step with meticulous detail. Margaret patiently answered all of my questions, offering tips and tricks to ensure that the dish turned out just right. I left her house that evening with a sense of excitement and determination, eager to try my hand at making Chicken in Wine Sauce.

Back in my own kitchen, I gathered all of the necessary ingredients and set to work. The chicken sizzled as I browned it in a hot skillet, the aroma filling the room and making my mouth water. I added the wine, herbs, and spices, letting the sauce simmer and thicken to perfection.

As the dish cooked, memories flooded back to me of all the times I had spent in the kitchen with my own grandmother, watching her cook and learning from her expert hands. She had taught me the importance of patience and attention to detail in cooking, and I could feel her presence with me as I stirred the sauce and checked on the chicken.

Finally, the moment of truth arrived as I plated the Chicken in Wine Sauce and took my first bite. The flavors exploded in my mouth, the tender chicken bathed in the rich, savory sauce. I closed my eyes and savored each bite, feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment wash over me.

From that moment on, Chicken in Wine Sauce became a staple in my repertoire of recipes. I made it for family gatherings, dinner parties, and even just for myself on quiet evenings at home. Each time I cooked it, I thought of Margaret and the special bond we shared over our love of food and cooking.

As the years passed, I continued to refine and perfect the recipe, adding my own twist here and there to make it truly my own. I passed it down to my own children and grandchildren, hoping that they too would find joy and satisfaction in preparing and sharing this beloved dish.

And so, the legacy of Chicken in Wine Sauce lives on in my family, a testament to the power of good food and the memories we create around the dinner table. I am forever grateful to Margaret for sharing her treasured recipe with me, and for inspiring me to continue the tradition of passing down the secrets of the kitchen from generation to generation.


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