Chicken in Creamy White Wine Sauce
Chicken in white wine is probably one of the easiest recipes there is to cook as a student, besides the obvious basics like frozen Pizzas and Chicken Nuggets & Chips! It also tastes great and if done with a selection of seasonal vegetables can be a really healthy meal. This meal has been written for 1 person, remember to bulk up if you require more.
- 1 Breast of Chicken (this can be too much for some people, cut the chicken down to what you can eat)
- 3-4 Mushrooms Sliced
- Half an onion
- Chicken stock cube.
- Half a glass of white wine
- Crushed garlic clove (optional)
- 2-3 tablespoons of double or single cream.
- Green Beans
This dish can also be served with new potatoes or rice. If you are feeling really lazy I’ve had it with chips and it doesn’t taste too bad!
- First things first, chop up the chicken into bite size chunks and the onions.
- Then put a bit of oil in your frying pan and fry your onions until they are soft.
- Put the chicken in the pan and fry until slightly browned on top.
- Boil up around 1/2 to 3/4 a mug of water and dissolve the stock cube in it. Then place in the frying pan with the white wine. At this point also put in your mushrooms and garlic. Turn down the heat so it is gently simmering and leave for at least 10 minutes, but I would recommend around 45 minutes to 1 hour to get the chicken really tender and soft.
- When it’s nearing ready, chop up and put your vegetables on to cook in their own pan and the rice or potatoes. About 10 minutes from the end place in the cream and stir it around, it will give the sauce a lovely white wine creamy look, you can also add Tarragon at this point to make a Tarragon chicken, it does taste really nice!
- When it’s all cooked, serve up and eat!
You can turn this recipe into a variety of different meals as well. As well as the previously mentioned Tarragon chicken, you can omit the mushrooms and add 1 red, 1 green and 1 yellow pepper, 2 inches of sliced chorizo and healthy couple tea spoons of smoked paprika. This turns it into a very nice spanish style dish.
While this recipe isn’t for those in a rush, it is not difficult to do, and it gives you some time in between doing things unlike some of the recipes later on in this series of posts which will be quite demanding but will be over with quickly! (Stir Fry!)
Please feel free to add your suggestions or advice about chicken in white wine below.