Last Minute Skillet Chicken Recipe with White Wine Sauce

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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! 

Skillet Chicken in White Wine Sauce

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.

Skillet Chicken, creamy sauce, white wine sauce

⬆ About that white wine sauce, tho…

Before making the amazing sauce, you’ll first want to pan sear some chicken breasts.

Skillet Chicken, pan seared chicken

HOW TO MAKE THIS SKILLET CHICKEN BREASTS RECIPE:

  1. Pour enough olive oil into a skillet to generously coat the bottom.
  2. Heat over medium heat until the oil shimmers, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the chicken breasts in the pan and do not move the chicken around; let it cook for about 6 minutes.
  5. Using a pair of tongs, flip the chicken and cook for an additional 6 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. Remove chicken to a plate and cover.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A CREAMY WHITE WINE SAUCE?

(Scroll down to the recipe box to get the RECIPE in its entirety)

  • We will need butter, onions, garlic, wine, cream, herbs and seasonings.
  1. In the same skillet that you used to prepare the chicken, you will fry the onion and garlic in melted butter.
  2. Add the wine and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the wine has reduced.
  3. Add the cream and herbs.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve!

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!

Skillet Chicken in White Wine Sauce

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:

ENJOY!

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5 from 14 votes
Skillet Chicken in White Wine Sauce - Quick and easy skillet seared chicken topped with a delicious garlic and onions white wine sauce that's sure to please any crowd!
Skillet Chicken in White Wine Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Quick and easy skillet seared chicken topped with a creamy garlic and onions white wine sauce that’s sure to please any crowd!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken breast dinner, chicken breast recipe, chicken breasts recipe, chicken dinner ideas, chicken dinner recipe, chicken recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 276 kcal
Ingredients
FOR THE CHICKEN
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
FOR THE CREAMY WHITE WINE SAUCE
  • 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
Instructions
FOR THE CHICKEN
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the oil shimmers, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Add chicken to the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 6 minutes. DO NOT move it around.
  4. Using tongs, flip the chicken over and continue to cook for 6 more minutes, or until cooked through.
  5. Remove chicken from skillet to a plate; cover and set aside.
FOR THE CREAMY WHITE WINE SAUCE
  1. DO NOT wipe the skillet.
  2. Add butter to skillet and melt over medium-high heat.
  3. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened.
  4. Stir in garlic, salt, and pepper; cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  5. 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.
  6. Stir in thyme and half-and-half.
  7. 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.
  8. Remove skillet from heat.
  9. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  10. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 4

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Chicken in White Wine Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 151mg 6%
Potassium 520mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 5.8%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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33 Responses
  1. This recipe you have is simple and good but I did tweek it a little , if you add Tarragon instead of Tyme to it makes the best tarragon chicken. I also added lemon pepper when I was doing my garlic and onions! 😀 Thank you!

  2. Laurie

    My husband isn’t a big fan of chicken (he says it’s boring), so I’m always looking for good chicken recipes. I made this tonight and it was fabulous! I used green onions and added fresh mushrooms. I like a lot of sauce, so I added a cup of chicken bone broth in addition to the wine. I also coated the veggies with a tablespoon of flour before adding the liquid so the sauce would thicken. My whole family loved it! Definitely saving this as a new favorite recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  3. EMV

    Tried it tonight for the first time and it was fantastic. I made a few alterations… cooking up some mushrooms after the chicken and setting aside until the cream addition… and adding chopped up sun dried tomatoes with the garlic. I also cooked up some asparagus on the side and added it with the chicken at the end. Overall a super and restaurant quality recipe. A+++

  4. Pamela

    I made this for supper tonight and it turned out very well. I baked the chicken in the skillet in the oven, then removed it from the skillet, then I sauteed the onion and garlic, added the wine and cream and herbs de provence and boiled it for a bit then i strained out the onion and garlic, i placed the chicken back in the skillet with the sauce and boiled the sauce down and it took longer than the 4 minutes but it thickened up quite well. Very tasty! Thank you for the recipe!

  5. Kayla Gray

    I added mushrooms and a little parmesan to thicken it up bc mine didn’t thicken at all, but the flavor was superb. I was also out of thyme so used Italian seasoning instead. Very good.

      1. HI!

        This has been debated over and over again in the “Keto diet circles”. On the one hand, if your goal is to lose fat, increased protein is a good way to start a keto diet plan… on the other hand, there is a claim that too much protein is bad for ketosis because it causes gluconeogenesis. However, this has been disproven. Here’s an article from Perfect Keto that you can read up on this subject: https://perfectketo.com/how-too-much-protein-is-bad-for-ketosis/
        I hope this helps.

  6. Marianne

    This was amazing!! It was definitely restaurant quality, but very easy and quick to make. It will definitely go on our favorites list!

  7. ELIZABETH A Richardson

    I made this for dinner tonight, it was so good! I did not tell my hubby it was Keto. I used broth instead of wine, he had rice, I had “Miracle rice!” I double the sauce recipe to take some for lunch!

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