PREP TIME: 10 MINS | COOK TIME: 1 HR 7 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 17 MINS | SERVINGS: 4
Enjoy a savory and mouthwatering chicken dinner with this wine-braised chicken recipe. Fall-apart tender chicken simmered in red wine. This amazing chicken dish is another great option for an easy dinner that everyone will surely love! Pair this with roasted veggies, mashed potatoes, or a simple veggie salad.
3 large chicken breasts fillet into 6 thin cuts of chicken breast
2-3 tbsp olive oil, divided
2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, smashed
1 medium onion, sliced into thin rings
1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth (or use beef broth)
1 c. red wine
2 tbsp tomato paste
Kosher salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
How to make Wine Braised Chicken (Drunken Chicken)
Step 1: Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. In the meantime, pat the pieces of chicken dry using paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken to the skillet in batches and sear for about 2 minutes on each side until browned. On a side plate, transfer the chicken when done. Repeat until you have seared all the chicken pieces.
Step 2: If needed, add the rest of the olive oil to the now-empty pan. Add the sliced onion and smashed garlic and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring.
Step 3: Pour in the wine and deglaze the pan.
Step 4: Pour in the broth and add the tomato paste once the wine has simmered for about 2 minutes. Stir well and return the chicken to the pan. Bring everything to a boil. Adjust the heat to medium once boiling and put the lid on. Let everything simmer for an hour, stirring often. Add a little water if the mixture begins to dry out.
Step 5: Remove from the heat when done and serve the chicken right away. Enjoy!