53 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 24
  • 4 Rating Star 20
  • 3 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 2

Everybody loves this simple and delicious chicken. If you don't have white Zinfandel available, you can use another wine, whiskey, bourbon, or even balsamic vinegar. This recipe is very versatile!

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
additional:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish. Combine the sesame oil, rosemary, basil, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Pour the herb mixture over the chicken breasts; cover and marinate 20 minutes.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken breasts in the skillet and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes on each side. Melt the butter in the skillet, and add the shallots. Cook the shallots until softened and browned, about 5-8 minutes.

  • Increase the heat to medium-high, and stir the wine into the chicken-shallot mixture. Cook all ingredients for 5 minutes longer, allowing the wine to reduce. Check the chicken for doneness: it is cooked when the juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

248.01 calories; 28.04 g protein; 4.96 g carbohydrates; 0.38 g dietary-fiber; 0.89 g sugars; 10.18 g fat; 3.04 g saturated-fat; 76.07 mg cholesterol; 433.36 IU vitamin-a-iu; 18.75 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.75 mg vitamin-b6; 3.65 mg vitamin-c; 14.31 mcg folate; 34.06 mg calcium; 1.6 mg iron; 42.38 mg magnesium; 420.95 mg potassium; 102.08 mg sodium; 0.1 mg thiamin; 91.65 calories-from-fat; 8 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 37 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 45 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 11 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Most helpful positive review

massageldy
11/23/2009
Ok I know I am going to upset alot of people but....this is agreat recipe to use as a guide then modify as needed. THis is what I did tonight: used olive oil instead of sesame oil; fresh rosemary instead of dried(hey I have it growing all around me) no thyme so I used tarragon; used sherry instead of wine( in marinade too); used onions. It was great!!!!! Will make again!!!!
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
09/02/2009
not good at all
(5)
53 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 24
  • 4 Rating Star 20
  • 3 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 2
Alicia
09/24/2008
Great recipe we will make this one again. I did use 1/2 cup White Zinfandel in the marinate I also added another 1/2 cup White Zinfandel prior to reducing. Next time I will try adding some mushrooms for something a little extra.
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DOLLCHIQUE
11/07/2008
Excellent! I made with balsamic vinegar instead of wine and it was delicious! I actually marinated my chicken a lot longer--about 4 hours--and used the BV in the marinade... I then used the marinade when cooking the chicken and onions (I didn't have shallots so I used white onions)... it made the most yummy sauce! Served over wild rice... will definitely be preparing again! Thanks!
(32)
amberh21
04/24/2008
I really enjoyed this recipe it's very refreshing a good summer recipe for the grill!!What I did is used the wine in the marinade and also omitted the sesame oil and used olive oil. I also chopped some fresh parsley instead of shallots and put it in the marinade. I let it sit for about an hour. I cooked the chicken on the stove until it was almost done and then I added the marinade to it and let it cook for about 5-10 min longer. At the end I put it in the broiler for a few min on each side to get it a little crunchy on the outside.
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massageldy
11/23/2009
Ok I know I am going to upset alot of people but....this is agreat recipe to use as a guide then modify as needed. THis is what I did tonight: used olive oil instead of sesame oil; fresh rosemary instead of dried(hey I have it growing all around me) no thyme so I used tarragon; used sherry instead of wine( in marinade too); used onions. It was great!!!!! Will make again!!!!
(15)
astacy12
01/20/2009
I really enjoyed this recipe. It was very quick and quite flavorful. I didn't have the sesame oil so I used olive oil and I included some of the wine in the marinade. My husband and I both loved it. Thanks a bunch!
(15)
Anonymous
07/20/2008
Overall a great recipe will make again. I followed the advise of the other reviewers and added the wine into the marinade and let is soak for an hour. I also used white onions instead of shallots and added a little extra wine while on the skillet. Served it over a bed of rice
(15)
dfranks315
08/02/2010
This recipe is awesome. I told some of my family members about this recipe and now there cooking it everyone just loves it!
(11)
Greg Gevas
08/17/2010
Good but not great. At least in comparison to the many of other flavorful recipes I've found on here. Easy to make though so if I needed something last-minute this is a decent choice.
(11)
maryjane
01/03/2009
This is the best chicken recipe ever. The chicken turns out very moist and full of flavor. I would highly highly recommend this recipe to anyone. I fixed it just as the recipe suggests but I did take the advice of other reviewers and add some White Zinfandel to the marinade.
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