Chicken with Cherry Wine Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 03, 2023
My dad's a chef, so I learned to cook at an early age. This saucy chicken was the first dish I made by myself. —Ben Diaz, Azusa, California
Chicken with Cherry Wine Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 7 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2/3 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Bake until a thermometer reads 165°, 12-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine wine and sugar. Bring to a boil; cook, uncovered, until liquid is reduced by half, 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; whisk in remaining butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until blended. Stir in cherries; serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce: 480 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 179mg cholesterol, 418mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 46g protein.