Pan fried chicken in a creamy white wine and garlic sauce with mushrooms. I love this for a luxury dinner served with sauteed potatoes and greens.
Ready in 25 minutes it makes a tasty and impressive date night dinner or a lovely alternative to a Sunday roast.
One of the things that makes this dinner great for date night is that Chris lovingly gives me all of his mushrooms.
I've been working on him for 17 years to get him to eat mushrooms, and I can still only get him to eat them when they're chopped up into tiny pieces and hidden in something like spaghetti bolognese.
I get that they've got a unique texture, but I just don't understand what's not to love!
This particular recipe serves 4, as I think it makes a nice family meal or dinner party meal too.
But you can easily scale it down if you're just serving it for two.
What do we need?
- Chicken breasts - I'm using 4 chicken breasts, but if you like you can use two large ones and slice them in half horizontally to give you four fillets.
- Salt, pepper and thyme for seasoning
- Onion and garlic for flavour
- Mushrooms because yum.
- For the sauce - white wine, chicken stock and double/heavy cream
How to make this chicken with white wine sauce
Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.
- Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and brown them on both sides in a pan with a little oil.
- Add onion and mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes, then add garlic and thyme and stir together.
- Add white wine and bubble it up for 5 minutes, then add stock and cream.
- Cook for a further 3-4 minutes, then serve the chicken sprinkled with fresh thyme.
- Try adding spinach, parmesan, asparagus or sliced leeks for a different spin.
- Sprinkle with crispy bacon before serving
- Swap the chicken for pork loin steaks for a nice change
Watch how to make it
Chicken in White Wine Sauce with Mushrooms Recipe
- 4 chicken breasts
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 8 chestnut mushrooms - sliced
- 1 small onion - peeled and chopped finely
- 3 cloves garlic - peeled and minced
- ¼ tsp dried thyme - or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 120 ml (½ cup) white wine
- 120 ml (½ cup) chicken stock
- 180 ml (¾ cup) double (heavy) cream
- fresh thyme
- Heat the oil on a large frying pan (skillet) over a medium/high heat.
- Season both sides of the chicken breasts with the salt and pepper.
- Add the chicken breasts to the pan and cook on both sides until golden (about 6-8 minutes). They don’t need to be cooked through at this point – they’ll continue cooking in the sauce.
- Add the onion and mushrooms to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, until lightly softened.
- Stir in the garlic and thyme and cook for the 30 seconds.
- Add the wine and turn up the heat to high. Bring to the boil, then simmer until almost all of the liquid has evaporated (this will take about 5 minutes).
- Stir in the stock and cream and heat through for 2-3 minutes.
- Check the chicken is cooked by checking it's no longer pink in the middle, then turn off the heat and place the chicken breasts on 4 plates.
- Spoon over the sauce and serve with your choice of sides (I love green beans and sauté potatoes with this dish). Sprinkle over the fresh thyme and serve.
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