Delicious chicken in white wine sauce (coq au vin blanc) is an easy dinner recipe, sauteed chicken and mushrooms gently cooked in a full flavored white wine sauce.

Easy Chicken in White Wine Sauce. Delicious chicken in white wine sauce is an easy dinner recipe, sauteed chicken and mushrooms gently cooked in a full flavored white wine sauce.

This is a wonderful recipe I created which is full of flavour and very quick and easy to prepare.
I'm not a huge fan of adding alcohol in food, but here, I added white wine and it simply lifts this dish to another dimension.

For this recipe, we've done a twist on the classic coq au vin which contains red wine, and we've used white wine, which doesn't make the dish quite as rich, and of course the color is not a deep red.

The flavors are rich, yet simple, and with the use of fresh ingredients, namely the onions, peppers, and mushrooms, when all combined, this dish is a pure delight to eat.

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The ingredients are flexible in that if you don't want to add bell peppers, feel free to add extra mushrooms or even some carrots, whatever is to your liking.

I often make this dish and switch the vegetables depending on what I have in the fridge.

So the photos you see are recently updated photos that don't have peppers in, and I have an older photo of one I made using peppers below!

Easy Chicken in White Wine Sauce.
Delicious chicken in white wine sauce is an easy dinner recipe, sauteed chicken and mushrooms gently cooked in a full flavored white wine sauce.
with peppers!

The added bonus of course is that it does not take long to prepare, yet you would think it took you all day!


Served with a creamy mashed potato, rice, or warm crusty bread, this is sure to please your diners!
So let me show you how to get this dish on your dinner table!

Ingredients you'll need

  • Chicken portions. (I used legs cut in half making 4 pieces)
  • Lemon
  • 4 - 6 Fresh Sage Leaves or 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Yellow bell Pepper
  • Leek
  • Onions or shallots
  • Garlic
  • white mushrooms
  • Chicken Broth (or vegetable)
  • Dry White Wine
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parsley for garnish

Feel free to omit the peppers, or add extra leeks or mushrooms to your liking.

Instructions

1. First, prepare the chicken by washing and cutting into portions if necessary. For the legs, I simply cut in half at the joint. If using breast meat, cut into 1 inch pieces. Set aside.


2. Slice the onion, (not chop) and wash and clean the bell peppers and slice them length ways like in the photo. Slice the mushrooms thin. Chop the sage leaves or if using thyme, leave as whole and set aside. Mince the garlic.

Easy Chicken in White Wine Sauce, showing ingredients


3. In a large frypan (you will use this same pan throughout the recipe) heat some olive oil and brown the chicken on all sides. Season with salt and pepper whilst browning. Then use a slotted spoon, remove the chicken, and set it aside.


4. In the same pan, with the oil from the chicken, and on a gentle heat, saute the mushrooms until they turn a dark brown color.

If you don’t cook the mushrooms until they look like in the photo below, their flavor is not as rich, and they can feel a little slimy when you eat them.

Once browned, add the onions and garlic and saute until they are soft and translucent. *** Be sure not to let the onions burn or go brown as this will make everything taste bitter.

Easy Chicken in White Wine Sauce, sautee mushrooms and onion

5. Now return the chicken to the pan and turn up the heat. Add the wine and allow to cook until you see it bubbling. Then add the broth. You need to add the wine first so you can get the alcohol to evaporate, leaving the wine flavors.


6. Add the lemon slices, peppers, and herbs, season a little more to your taste if necessary, and allow to simmer on medium heat until the liquid has reduced by half and the chicken has cooked through.

7. Sprinkle some parsley then serve with some creamy mashed potatoes or rice and enjoy!

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Easy Chicken in White Wine Sauce. Delicious chicken in white wine sauce is an easy dinner recipe, sauteed chicken and mushrooms gently cooked in a full flavored white wine sauce.

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Easy Chicken in White Wine Sauce. Delicious chicken in white wine sauce is an easy dinner recipe, sauteed chicken and mushrooms gently cooked in a full flavored white wine sauce.

Chicken in White Wine (coq au vin blanc)

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicious chicken in white wine sauce (coq au vin blanc) is an easy dinner recipe, sauteed chicken and mushrooms gently cooked in a full flavored white wine sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 in Chicken portions., I used legs cut half making 4 pieces
  • 4 - 6 Leaves Fresh Sage or 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 leaves Bay
  • 1/4 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 Leek
  • 2 Onions or 8 - 10 shallots
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • cup A handful of white mushrooms, 1
  • 250 ml or 1 Cup Chicken Broth, or vegetable
  • 250 ml or 1 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 Lemon, sliced

Instructions

  1. First, prepare the chicken by washing and cutting into portions if necessary. For the legs, I simply cut in half at the joint. If using breast meat, cut into 1 inch pieces. Set aside.
  2. Slice the onion, (not chop) and wash and clean the bell peppers and slice them length ways like in the photo. Slice leek. Slice the mushrooms thin. Chop the sage leaves or if using thyme, leave as whole and set aside. Mince the garlic.
  3. In a large fry pan (you will use this same pan throughout the recipe) heat some olive oil and brown the chicken on all sides. Season with salt and pepper whilst browning. Then use a slotted spoon, remove the chicken and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, with the oil from the chicken, and on a gentle heat, saute the mushrooms until they turn a dark brown colour. If you don't cook them until they look like in the photo below, their flavour is not as rich, and they can feel a little slimy when you eat them. Once browned, add the onions and garlic and saute until they are soft and translucent. *** Be sure not to let the onions burn or go brown as this will make everything taste bitter.
  5. Now return the chicken to the pan and turn up the heat. Add the wine and allow to cook until you see it bubbling. Then add the broth. You need to add the wine first so you can get the alcohol to evaporate, leaving the wine flavours.
  6. Add the lemon slices, peppers and herbs, season a little more to your taste if necessary and allow to simmer on a medium heat until the liquid has reduced by half and the chicken has cooked through.
  7. Sprinkle some parsley then serve with some creamy mashed potatoes or rice and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 681mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 13gSugar: 28gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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