Sunday, May 8, 2011

2 Gluten Free Chicken Breast in White Wine Sauce

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a good Mother's Day today! 

Apologies for being slow to post recipes over this past week. Its been a very long and busy week for me, so I'm finally able to catch up and post some recipes from this week. Also, look forward to my post on the 1in133 event that occurred in DC this past weekend!

For those of you spending the day with your mother today and are looking for a delicious, healthy meal to make her, here's an easy recipe she'll enjoy. Even though the sauce is based on white wine, there's no alcohol in the recipe, so you can serve it to the entire family. If serving to more than 2 or 3 people however, I suggest cooking this with another set of chicken breasts.

Yields: 2 chicken breasts
Active cooking time: 20 minutes
Inactive cooking time: 45 minutes

2 chicken breasts, bone-in
3 slices of pancetta (about 1-2oz), diced
2 bayleaves
2 cups white wine
2 tablespoons oregano
2 tablespoons parsley
1 tablespoon rosemary
3-4 leaves fresh parsley
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon onion powder

1. Preheat a large, deep pot on medium high heat. Generously season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. When hot, carefully place the chicken breast face down in the pot.  Let the chicken brown for about 3-4 minutes, and then flip over and leave alone for another 3-4 minutes. This will create a golden crisp on the outside of the chicken.

2. While the chicken browns, brown the pancetta and the garlic in a small saucepan on medium heat until the pancetta starts to brown.
3. Pour the wine into the pot, and add the pancetta, garlic, and all the spices and herbs into the pot. Reduce the heat to medium and cover the pot. Over the course of 40 minutes, periodically baste the chicken with the juices from the bottom of the pan.
4. After about 40 minutes of cooking, use a meat thermometer to check if the chicken is 170F. Once it is, remove the chicken from the pot.
5. With only the wine and spices in the pot, turn the heat up to medium high (to kill any lingering bacteria). Stir occasionally and reduce to a sauce, which will take about 5 minutes.

Serve the chicken whole or sliced with potatoes and a fresh vegetable such as asparagus, broccoli, or corn. Drizzle the chicken with the sauce upon serving. Enjoy!


  1. This looks tasty! Thank you for posting!

  2. Thanks for the comment. Try making it, it's pretty easy.