Chicken in red wine recipe

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Have a go at our classic chicken in red wine recipe. This delicious dish has a rich red wine sauce which works wonders with the tender cuts of chicken. It's ideal for sharing at dinner parties or a cosy night in.

Chicken in red wine recipe
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories337 Kcal17%
Sugar4.6 g5%
Fat9.0 g13%
Saturated Fat1.6 g8%
Salt0.72 g
Protein42.3 g85%
Carbohydrates8.0 g3%
Salt0.72 g

This chicken in red wine dish is a fuss-free meal that’s full of flavour.

This classic chicken dish has a rich red wine sauce which works wonders with tender cuts of chicken and takes just 40 mins to prepare and cook. And the extra good news? A portion of this mouth-watering chicken dish works out at only 310 calories, which is great if you’re watching your calorie intake. We suggest serving with a heap of freshly cooked veggies and potatoes or a small helping of brown rice.


  • 30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
  • 4 skinless chicken fillets, cut into chunks
  • 225g (8oz) button mushrooms, wiped
  • 200g (7oz) button onions, peeled
  • 300ml (1/2) red wine
  • 200ml (7fl oz) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 30ml (2tbsp) tomato purée
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 10ml (2tsp) cornflour blended with 30ml (2tbsp) cold water
  • Parsley sprigs to garnish
  • Diced fried potatoes and green vegetables to serve




  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the chicken and fry for 4-5 mins until golden. Transfer to a plate. Add the button mushrooms and onions to the pan and fry, stirring for 5 mins until browned.
  2. Return the chicken to the pan. Stir in the red wine, stock, tomato purée and garlic. Simmer for 20-25 mins until the chicken and onions are tender. Stir in the blended cornflour. Simmer for 2 mins until thickened. Garnish with sprigs of parsley. Serve with diced fried potatoes and vegetables.

Tips for making chicken in red wine

Merlot is the best red wine to cook with Chicken as it’s soft, juicy and contains mild tannins - meaning your dish won’t be ruined by the wine’s bitterness. Swap for a low calorie wine (opens in new tab) if you want to lower the calorie count of the dish. Those seeing a non-alcoholic option can use chicken stock with red wine vinegar instead.

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