Chicken baked with white wine, garlic and herbs

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Chicken baked in a rich white wine sauce flavored with garlic and herbs is a perfect easy weeknight recipe.



Chicken baked with white wine, herbs and garlic

When you are in search of a quick but absolutely scrumptious dinner, look no further. I made these chicken thighs a few nights ago when I had an incredibly hectic day and needed to get dinner on the table, quickly. This is actually the way I love to roast whole chickens the most with the wine, garlic and herbs flavouring the chicken in the most delectable way. However, I just didn’t have time to wait around for a whole chicken to roast so I grabbed a few thighs instead. They were teeny tiny as well so they roasted in no time.

herbs for chicken

I had a few punnets of fresh herbs in the fridge that needed using  up so I used sage, parsley, rosemary and thyme, a few cloves of garlic and a good glug of sauvignon blanc. The end result was the type of recipe that makes you lick your plate. The sauce it forms is so good, in fact, that I ate it by the spoonful. I served chicken baked in its scrumptious sauce with steamed broccoli and a loaf of crusty baguette to mop up all the juices. Simply delicious.

Chicken baked with white wine, herbs and garlic

4.38 from 8 votes
White wine, herb and garlic baked chicken
Chicken baked with white wine, garlic and herbs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Chicken, Dinner
Servings: 4
Author: Alida Ryder
  • 8 chicken thighs skin on and bone in
  • olive oil/butter for frying
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped
  • 250 ml white wine
  • large handful mixed fresh herbs chopped (I used sage, parsley, thyme and rosemary)
  • splash of cream approximately 50-100ml
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
  2. In a large, oven-proof frying pan, melt the butter/heat the oil and fry the chicken until golden brown all over.
  3. Remove from the pan then add the garlic and allow to fry for a few seconds then pour in the wine, herbs and cream.
  4. Add the chicken back to the pan then season to taste and place in the oven.
  5. Allow to bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through but still juicy.
  6. Serve with rice/bread to mop up the juices.


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  • Alida Ryder

    I used Heavy cream.

  • Becky

    What kind of cream do you

  • Nosh

    This was deeeelish!!! Added some fresh basil as well and sopped the juices with crusty french bread…divine!

  • Michael Allen

    Wow… this was fantastic. Rich and creamy, but not too much so. The freshly chopped herbs really elevated the dish to another level. I served it with sugar snap peas sautéed in olive oil, garlic, fresh black peppercorn, and sea salt, with a butter leftover multigrain boule for grains. This one is certainly a keeper in my book! 🙂

  • Alida Ryder

    It absolutely it! Thanks for the share!

  • AvocadoPesto

    Sounds like such a simple yet delicious recipe! Love it and just shared it on my blog in a post where I share my favorite recipe finds from the week : ))

  • Mari

    I made this dish last night, it was really lovely! I put the chicken in the oven for a full hour though, as I thought the specified cooking time was maybe a bit short.
    The sauce was FABULOUS with a crusty French loaf.

  • Adele

    This looks really good. How much wine should I use with a whole chicken?

    • Alida Ryder

      Adele, you could use the same amount but of course if you want more sauce, you could use more.

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