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Chicken with Rosemary Butter Sauce Recipe

Chicken with Rosemary Butter Sauce Recipe

This simply elegant entree requires a minimum of effort but will win you compliments. You'll love the mellow sauce! —Connie L McDowell, Greenwood, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon butter 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Add wine to pan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Add cream and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir until slightly thickened. Stir in rosemary and remaining butter until blended. Serve sauce with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 351 calories, 25 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 134 mg cholesterol, 148 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 24 g protein.

Reviews for Chicken with Rosemary Butter Sauce

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015

"I am not sure what I did, but this sauce was much too thin to serve with the chicken. I followed the recipe exact. I do not think I will make this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"Quick, easy & phenomenal!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"This recipe is yummy! My entire family likes it and that is hard to do with four children. Easy to make recipe which makes it even better."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"I liked the rosemary sauce, but it took about double the time for my chicken to cook than stated in the recipe. I will have to slice my chicken thinner next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Yummy! Double the sauce."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"I agree with the other posters. This sauce is yummy!!!! I will definitely double it the next time. I always like to follow the recipe exactly the first time. A keeper for sure!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"Love, love, love this creamy mellow sauce. The chicken comes out so tender and juicy. I would have liked a little more sauce with my chicken and have started doubling that part of the recipe when I make this."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"Very elegant dinner with just a little work - The taste was terrific."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"Family loved this one. I put the rosemary in with the wine so the rosemary would "soften up" a little bit before eating. I served it over jasmine rice and the sauce absorbed into the rice for a wonderful flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"We served this when we had friends over, it was a bug success. My husband (world's pickiest eater)'s only problem was the "texture of the rosemary", so he picked it out. Other than that, would do again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"My whole family loved this dish! The sauce was too thin, but next time I will try putting some Arrowroot in to thicken it up more."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"I wish I didn't love this recipe so much, as I know its unhealthy! Its just so easy, and fast! This is my go to recipe when I'm at the store trying to figure out what to cook for tonight's dinner because I can always remember the ingredients off the top of my head. I use Chicken Tenders instead of breasts, because I've never been good at pan-frying breasts without burning the outsides. Its great with bread to sop up the excess sauce and some steamed broccoli or green beans."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"Quick, easy, and especially good. My family gave it 5*'s so we'll make this often. My husband loves cutting back the rosemary bush too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"I doubled the sauce and we had it over steamed potatoes and carrots too! The whole family loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"I substituted half the butter with olive oil and I cut pork loin into small fillets and browned in a pan with a small minced shallot. Then I noticed I didn't have white wine so I used red wine with the cream, rosemary. I noticed the flavor was a little to light for our liking so I added a pinch of oregano, garlic, salt & pepper. Very good! I will try with chicken next time I make this. Thanks for the idea in creating this."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"Initially, my boyfriend was not fond of it. However, I quote, "at first i wasn't feelin' the chicken too much

but it grew on me a lot
i hella want more now". Aside from the fact that heavy whipping cream is quite unhealthy, I will definitely be using [some variation of] this recipe again. Milk + cornstarch (1 cup: 1 tbsp) instead of heavy whipping cream, and chicken broth or some other alternative to butter will make this meal much, much healthier (way too much saturated fat in the original recipe, unfortunately). Definitely would recommend to anybody eating this solely as an occasional treat, or like me, uses healthier alternatives."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"Initially, my boyfriend was not fond of it. However, I quote, "at first i wasn't feelin' the chicken too much

but it grew on me a lot
i hella want more now". Aside from the fact that heavy whipping cream is quite unhealthy, I will definitely be using [some variation of] this recipe again. Milk + cornstarch (1 cup: 1 tbsp) instead of heavy whipping cream, and chicken broth or some other alternative to butter will make this meal much, much healthier (way too much saturated fat in the original recipe, unfortunately). Definitely would recommend to anybody eating this solely as an occasional treat, or like me, uses healthier alternatives."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"I really really wanted to like this. It sounded so good and your reviews were all so good, but I didn't really like this much at all! The flavor was only ok. I was very surprises. Usually I really like almost every single taste of home recipe. That's pretty much all I make every day. This one was a disappointment. Sorry!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"Very yummy comfort food. I like to make this on weeknights when I want something simple."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"This is truly a delicious and satisfying dinner. Give it a try!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"So far made a couple times. So satisfying and creamy! I made a few changes. Cooked chopped onions and mushrooms with chicken and used chicken seasoning. Then added chicken stock and then cream. Cooked down to a nice tasty and creamy wonderful dinner! For a side dish cooked potatoes called Salty Balls. Love it! Now a staple dinner in our house."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"This recipes was easy and excellent. Both my husband(who doesn't like to try different things) and my brother loved it. Will make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"I used the chicken broth as my husband doesn't care for anything cooked in wine and I added green onions to the sauce. It was fantastic, even my 7 year old said "Mom, this is so good!" Will definitely add it to my recipe box!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2012

"I made it with chicken broth and everyone loved it!! I would most definitely make it again. Easy to make and plates lovely"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"This chicken dish is mouthwatering.

Marilyn"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"This was so simple & amazing! I made it exactly as shown, with broth. Just delicous, I thought it would be good, but that doesn't even come close. Definitely make it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I think the flavor of this recipe is better the next day! The only change I made was to cook the (dried) rosemary with the cream while waiting for it to thicken."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"This was excellent. Both my husband and I loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"Our family loves this, especially my 3 picky boys. I do use more butter than called for and basically double the sauce."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"this is the best chicken recipe I have ever prepared! It's easy, quick, and best of all, delicious! You have to try this recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"This recipe was excellent-can't wait to make it again and triple the sauce! Thank-you hope to find some more recipes as good as this one."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"We don't care much for rosemary so used fresh basil, wonderful! I used chicken broth instead of the wine & it was great over rice. I prepared the rice with chicken broth as well. Will surely make again. Thanks."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"Enjoyed very much. Good flavored sauce. Come on folks, trailmom did say she was tickled when she read it was for "two". Let's not be so serious..Just enjoyed the offerings...."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"I tried this last night and really enjoyed it. Loved the flavor of the sauce. I didn't have fresh rosemary and used dried. I really crumbled it up and put it in the sauce earlier than stated to soften it up a bit."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"You "guys" are tough! Liked the recipe!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"I'm sure trailmom can divide this recipe in half, lets be nice here. Her observation is correct. The intro quote is the same on both the 4-serving and 2-serving recipe, hence the confusion."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"I love rosemary with chicken. Made more sauce as I wanted to pour it over cooked noodles and in the future...rice? Thanks Connie"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"trailmom can you divide by 2? Made this with boneless skinless thighs as I prefer the flavour of dark meat. Tarragon is a nice touch although it is very strong. you have to be careful with the amount. All in all it's aces"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Seriously...if you want the recipe for 2, just divide it in half...esp. a recipe this simple!

And please note: They have a link at the bottom of the recipe for 2 Serviings!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"<p>There's a link at the bottom of the recipe that will take you to the Cooking for 2 version.</p><p>http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Chicken-with-Rosemary-Butter-Sauce-for-2</p>"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Being as I have a dislike for rosemary, I substituted tarragon... lovely!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Ah, good luck finding a 4-ounce chicken breast, eh?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Sounds wonderful. Just got a little tickled when they rated it a recipe for "two" and give the recipe and servings for "4.""

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Fast, easy, and tastes great! This recipe let's the flavor of the chicken shine, instead of covering it up like BBQ sauce. I used dried rosemary, but will try fresh at some point."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"Simple, quick, and very tasty!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"Loved this recipe. But Yes I did follow the advice of others and added garlic, and cornstarch to thicken. I used fresh thyme instead of rosemary because I didn't have fresh rosemary. I came out just perfect. Definately recommend this if your looking for something cheap, easy, and quick and tastes great."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"I've made this recipe twice, since I got it. I don't normally even use rosemary, but found that I like it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"SOOOOOOO AWESOME!! This is a keeper. I made/followed a few changes. I used a 1/4 cup of white wine and a 1/4 cup of chicken broth. I used a little less rosemary and added about two cloves of garlic... also towards the end I added a little cornstarch to thicken it up. I seasoned the chicken a little before cooking and then put it all over noodles!! This is one of the better cream sauces I have ever had! Next time I make it I plan on doubling the recipe, since it only really made enough for two of us to have over noodles!! YUM YUM!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"I salted and peppered the chicken before cooking it, and added garlic to the butter as well before putting the chicken in the pan, as someone else suggested. I wasn't crazy about the rosemary flavor (had to use dried since I didn't have fresh, and the pieces didn't soften up in the sauce), so I think next time I might try thyme. I also thickened the sauce as someone else suggested by adding cornstarch to the cream before putting it in the pan."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"The recipe sounded great and I used fresh rosemary from my garden and followed the recipe as written. It's very bland and needs something else, maybe salt?, which I did not add or even pepper, not added. The sauce is rather thin, I think it would be better if thicker. This recipe reminded me of a tarragon recipe we've be making for years, but you pound the chicken to 1/4 inch before cooking."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"The recipe sounds wonderful, but the end result is not the same. I made this last night. My husband and I didn't like it, though my son loved it. Will not be making again. The sauce is very thin and just tastes blech."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"This is a PERFECT recipe for low carb dieting! I did add a little crushed garlic to the sauce and really enjoyed the extra flavor it provided. We'll be making it on a regular basis."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"I can't rate it yet, because I haven't made it. It sounds easy, fast, and delious. I'll be making it on Daytona 500 Sunday. Grilling my chicken breast of course. Always have a pan to catch juices."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"It looks elegant and delicious; however, far too much fat and cholesterol. I'm going to try it with zero-fat 1/2 and 1/2, and substitute margarine for the butter. I make alfredo sauce this way and you can't tell the difference."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"perhaps a tidge to much rosemary but this is oooh sooo good!! and quick"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"My husband, daughter and I really liked it. My boys however did not care for the flavor. But I would make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"This was a hit. I did change it a bit though. I had to double the recipe. I added 1 large crushed clove of garlic, because I can't refuse the smell of melting butter and how much it just screams for garlic! I let it saute till it was transparent. Then I added my chicken. I thickened my my sauce with 2T of corn starch in 1/8 c of additional cream. I added 1t of white pepper to finish it off. I served it with Oven Roasted Parsley Potatoes and my guy's left me with no leftovers! So another success! Thank you Connie!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"This is absolutely amazing. The only thing I would do different next time is slow cook the chicken in the oven all day to make it more tender."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"The flavor was very nice, but I thought it was way to thin( I used the chicken broth instead of wine) I will make this again but next time I will serve it over rice or linguini to absorb some of the sauce. Then it will be perfect. :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"Family loved this. Easy to make and so flavorful!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"Something this delicious has no business being this quick and easy to make! I used 1/4 c. wine + 1/4 c. chicken broth since I couldn't decide which way to go. We'll be eating this one regularly! Excellent!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"This recipe was delicious and my kids liked it too. It's hard to find things they will eat when it has "green stuff" on it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"This is my favorite chicken recipe! I agree that it tastes like a 5 star meal. I didn't have fresh rosemary so I used 1tbsp dried rosemary and it was great. I did have to let the sauce cool down for a few minutes to let it thicken up. Delicious!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"I saw this recipe in tase of home and knew I had to try it. It's very easy to make and taste amazing! Try it, you'll love it. I feel like I'm having a 5 star meal from my favorite place without the cost of going out to eat."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2009

"This was delicious! I was in a rush and used chicken cutlets I had on hand. Dinner was on the table in less then 15 minutes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2009

"Very delicious. I did change the instructions a little. When the wine was added, I cooked it on med.-high to burn off the alcohol. This is a company recipe. Thanks, Connie"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2009

"absolutely delicious"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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