Chicken in Wine Sauce Recipe

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In Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Amy Jo Cleveringa turns to her microwave to cook this tender flavorful chicken. "We always have the ingredients for this quick dish on hand," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon browning sauce

Nutritional Facts

5 ounce-weight: 164 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Arrange chicken in a round microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine wine or broth and lemon juice; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with onions and thyme.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-4 minutes. Turn chicken; cook 1-3 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Remove chicken and keep warm, reserving juices.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in 1/2 cup reserved juices. Discard remaining juices. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30-90 seconds or until bubbly, stirring twice. Stir in browning sauce. Serve over chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chicken in Wine Sauce in Quick Cooking July/August 2004, p39

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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