• Sep
  • 09
  • 2011

Red wine Chicken

As promised here is my red wine chicken recipe, at first I was skeptical about Red wine and Chicken as I had always thought that while cooking; red wines went with red meats, white wines with white meats. However red wine creates a delicious and surprisingly simple sauce that goes very well with chicken. Red wine chicken recipe

Red Wine chicken is actually an old recipe of ours, it was one of the first larger slabs of meat we had to photograph and because of this we ended up repositioning, cutting, oiling up and playing with it for a long time before we were happy with the results. Even looking back on it now I can see how the composition and lighting aren’t the best, we should have reflected light along the edge of the cut chicken to greater show the texture, it is all learning.

This Red wine Chicken is tasty and sure to impress yet so simple to cook. Just make sure there is enough wine left to enjoy a glass with dinner.

Red wine Chicken


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 2

Serving Size: Mains

Red wine Chicken


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 diced onion
  • 3 minced sweet peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Salt and cumin to taste


  1. Cut the chicken breasts in two, season them with salt, cumin, garlic and a little of Worcestershire sauce. Wash and dice the vegetables.
  2. Heat a pan, add the oil and sugar.
  3. Once the sugar turns into caramel add the chicken, fry it on both sides. Add the minced onion and garlic, stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken broth and wine and cover it. Simmer over low flame for 15 minutes.
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Red wine chicken

Cooking Tips

  • Adding a dash of soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce while preparing the chicken breasts will create a darker and tasty sauce.
  • Serve on a bed of rice for a delicious meal.

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14 comments on Red wine Chicken - What do you think?

  1. This sounds delicious and (even better) we have all the ingredients! I will definitely be making it this week!

  2. Sheryl Capozzi

    I wanted to make this but don’t see peppers mentioned in the preparation. Where do they come in?

    • H & A

      Oh sorry I have forgotten to mention them. I normally add them in at the same time as the onions, so they have a little time to fry and can become nice and soft while simmering. Thanks for pointing this out.

  3. What a great photo! I was just randomly searching for a chicken recipe to try tonight, and came across this simple, elegant dish. I’ll let you know how it turns out. :)

  4. Oh my goodness – this red wine chicken is awesome! I made it just last night for a rather special occasion and it was just perfect! It was super easy to prepare, which was important and something I always look for when hunting recipes. Needless to say, your recipe made for a very perfect evening! Thanks for sharing!

    • H & A

      Thanks so much Chloe I am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe, I only gave you a recipe you made the evening perfect I am sure. :)

  5. This is looks splendid! I am always looking for new chicken recipes because I get “stuck” and need recipes to get my creativity moving in the kitchen. I’m going to make this one real soon as I like all the ingredients and think my husband will love it!

  6. Vanessa

    How did you get this to look like the top photo??? I feel like I’ve done something wrong, but I’ve read it through a hundred times. Did you really use three green bell peppers? And mince them small? It seemed like 2 too many. And it added so much moisture that the cup of chicken broth turned it into a soup. The 1/4 cup wine was so little the sauce wasn’t even the slightest bit red. And I did add Worcestershire sauce…

    I haven’t tried it yet, so it might still be tasty. But it’s such an awful green color. I wish it looked half as good as your photo!

  7. Just made this for lunch since I had some leftover Red Wine and Chicken at hand! I did not add the peppers but wow I am impressed at how high on flavor this preparation is despite having such few and basic ingredients and method. Full marks on the taste as well. Loved it and I might just not drink my next glass of wine to save it up so I can make this later! :D

  8. I made this the other night for a small dinner party and it was a huge hit! Although mine looked a little funky, but after it was cut up and properly displayed nobody noticed.

    • H & A

      I am so glad it was a success. Presentation is only important until people start eating, then it is all about the flavours.

  9. I am glad the recipe woerkd out for you :) I am not sure if I mentioned it before, but I always premix a large batch of the seasonings and put them in a jar. When I make my chicken, all I need is the butter, olive oil, chicken stock and lime.

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