Chicken with white wine and garlic

Chicken with white wine and garlic

Moist chicken cooked with wine is a customary dish for Christmas. Add the tang of garlic to it for an added punch.


1kg chicken breast

¼ tsp salt

Pepper, as required

50gm flour

4 tbsp olive oil

12 shallots, halved

180gm mushrooms chopped

25gm butter

300ml dry white wine

1 cup chicken stock

4 cloves of garlic

2 bay leaf

2 sprigs of fresh thyme or ½ tsp dried thyme

Boiled baby potatoes and carrots for garnishing


Preheat the oven at 200—¦ C

Clean the chicken breast and let it marinate in a salt, pepper and the white flour paste

In a big frying pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and sauté the shallots

When it turns golden brown, add the mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes

In a baking dish with lid, add the sautéed vegetables

In the same pan, take the remaining oil and butter. Once this melts, fry the marinated chicken breast in this for 5 to 7 minutes

Fry till it turns brown. Add the fried chicken to the baking dish

Pour the wine into the pan and mix it with whatever gravy is left in the pan

Pour this wine mix on top of the chicken in the baking dish

Next, boil the chicken stock, the garlic cloves, bay leaf and the thyme

Pour this over the chicken too. Close the lid and bake the chicken in the oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour till the chicken is cooked through

Boil the carrots and potatoes, lightly fry them and serve with the chicken dish

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