This last minute chicken recipe is made in just one skillet and is the perfect quick & easy recipe to get dinner on the table! Made with chicken breasts + a creamy white wine sauce, it’s so delicious!
This super easy, one pan skillet chicken bathed in an incredible white wine sauce is a must-try, must-have-NOW meal! It truly is a restaurant-quality dinner that’s so quick to make and in just one skillet.
Friends, guess what I’m serving up for Easter? YEPPERS: the menu includes my Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks for the lamb-lovahs, and this Skillet Chicken in White Wine Sauce for the lamb-haters.
This simple to prepare recipe has a very dang amazing tasty sauce, and the chicken is wonderfully tender. I like to serve it over rice, especially my really good Lemon Rice, with a side of a big green salad.
⬆ About that white wine sauce, tho…
Before making the amazing sauce, you’ll first want to pan sear some chicken breasts.
HOW TO MAKE THIS SKILLET CHICKEN BREASTS RECIPE:
- Pour enough olive oil into a skillet to generously coat the bottom.
- Heat over medium heat until the oil shimmers, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
- Place the chicken breasts in the pan and do not move the chicken around; let it cook for about 6 minutes.
- Using a pair of tongs, flip the chicken and cook for an additional 6 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Remove chicken to a plate and cover.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A CREAMY WHITE WINE SAUCE?
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- We will need butter, onions, garlic, wine, cream, herbs and seasonings.
- In the same skillet that you used to prepare the chicken, you will fry the onion and garlic in melted butter.
- Add the wine and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the wine has reduced.
- Add the cream and herbs.
- Reduce heat to slowly bring to a boil; place chicken breasts back in the skillet and leave to simmer and thicken for about 5 minutes.
If you can’t/don’t want to use wine, please reach for some apple juice.
OR, make my Creamy Garlic Sauce Chicken. It’s awesome!
Full transparency: This recipe was actually my attempt at trying to stay true to a classic romantic dinner recipe, all while making it into an easy weeknight meal for everyone. I think I succeeded and am looking forward to serving it on Easter.
MORE SKILLET CHICKEN RECIPES:
- Skillet Catalina Chicken
- Saucy Skillet Chicken with Lemons and Olives
- Skillet Garlic and Rosemary Chicken Thighs
- Caprese Skillet Chicken
- Chicken in Tomato Sauce
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TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
Quick and easy skillet seared chicken topped with a creamy garlic and onions white wine sauce that’s sure to please any crowd!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 cup half and half/heavy cream/or evaporated milk
- Fresh chopped parsley
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the oil shimmers, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Add chicken to the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 6 minutes. DO NOT move it around.
- Using tongs, flip the chicken over and continue to cook for 6 more minutes, or until cooked through.
- Remove chicken from skillet to a plate; cover and set aside.
- DO NOT wipe the skillet.
- Add butter to skillet and melt over medium-high heat.
- Add onions and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened.
- Stir in garlic, salt, and pepper; cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
- Add wine and bring to a simmer, scraping the bottom of the skillet to mix the brown bits into the liquid; cook for 4 to 5 more minutes, or until half of the wine has reduced.
- Stir in thyme and half-and-half.
- Reduce heat to slowly bring to a boil; place chicken breasts back in the skillet and leave to simmer and thicken for about 4 minutes.
- Remove skillet from heat.
- Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
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