This creamy white wine chicken is easy enough to make on a weeknight but good enough for company! Ready in only 30 minutes.
This would make a fab date night meal. In fact, it's perfect with Valentine's Day coming up tomorrow if you're looking for an idea. Make it even if you're single. Why the heck not?
I think I've mentioned this in years past, but my sister and I have our own little tradition of celebrating "Galentine's" Day regardless of our relationship statuses (ok so it's not always on Feb. 14, but always around there). We get each other cheesy gifts and go for a drink/dinner. Any excuse, right? I'm not usually one for taking Hallmark holidays seriously, but I think you can make anything fun if you put your mind to it.
If you're a regular around here, you'll know that I really dig posting creamy chicken recipes. My creamy garlic chicken has quickly become the most popular recipe on my blog, so I wanted to follow it up with something similar. This one doesn't disappoint either. 😉
We pan-fry the chicken so it's lightly golden, and then we make the sauce.
Oh, that sauce!
The easy white wine sauce for chicken is great because it has minimal ingredients but plenty of flavor. I used Herbs de Provence (a herb blend that includes lavender - see what I did there?!) to give the sauce a special touch, but feel free to sub with Italian seasoning. Herbs de Provence is wonderful with chicken, so I always keep a jar in my pantry.
Love chicken and wine? Try my easy chicken marsala.
The chicken melts in your mouth.
What to serve with creamy white wine chicken
Serve it over pasta or with mashed or roasted potatoes. For a vegetable I'd steam some broccolini, carrots, or even serve sweet corn with it. Or make a light salad to offset that cream.
I hope you'll give this creamy white wine chicken recipe a try!
Questions? Let me know in the comments below.
Creamy Chicken in White Wine Sauce
- 2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Flour for dredging
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter divided
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 1 pinch Herbs de Provence (or Italian seasoning)
- 1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
- Cut your chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make 4 thinner cutlets. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper and garlic powder, then dredge them in flour so they're nicely coated.
- Add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes/side until golden. Take the chicken out of the pan and set aside (chicken shouldn't be fully cooked yet).
- Add the wine and chicken broth to the pan and let it bubble for about a minute. Stir to scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Add the remaining butter and the Herbs de Provence to the pan, and continue simmering for another 2 minutes.
- Add the cream and chicken back into the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened up a bit. Season with extra salt & pepper if needed.
- I suggest reheating this recipe at a low heat so the sauce doesn't separate.
- I used my trusty 10-1/4" Lodge cast iron skillet to make this recipe.
- Chicken is safe to eat when it has an internal temperature of 165F. Use an instant read thermometer to test for doneness.
- Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.