A simple red wine sauce with brown sugar, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper makes this dish simply yummy! Braised chicken breasts, brazenly good taste.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook garlic in oil until tender. Place chicken in the skillet, and cook about 10 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

  • Drain oil from skillet. Sprinkle chicken with paprika and 1 cup brown sugar. Pour red wine around chicken. Cover, and simmer about 15 to 20 minutes; lightly baste chicken with wine sauce while cooking. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


You can also use one whole chicken, cut up, for this dish, or 3 pounds of any chicken pieces you like.

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Nutrition Facts

214 calories; 3.5 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 248 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 22.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (706)

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946 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 439
  • 4 star values: 278
  • 3 star values: 134
  • 2 star values: 51
  • 1 star values: 44
Rating: 5 stars
I adjusted this recipe slghtly after reading the other reviews. It must have worked because my husband who belongs to "picky-eaters anonomous" asked for seconds! This recipe makes the best chicken I have ever tasted. The adjustemnts I made were to decrease the paprkia and brown sugar by half only use 3/4 c wine and leave the lid off so it thickens better. Try it you'll love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Following some of the advice of others I modified this recipe to tailor it to my family's tastes. For this I used four boneless chicken breasts with the tenderloin cut to create eight pieces of chicken. I added sliced onions and mushrooms which I sauted before browning the chicken and returned to the pot after adding the liquid. I also cut back the sugar to 1/4 cup as per others suggestions. In addition I only used 1/2 cup of a nice "Concho y Toro" chilean merlot and added 1/2 cup of reduced sodium chicken broth for the liquid. I dredged the chicken in seasoned salt and the paprika and let it sit 15 minutes which helped to create a nice color during the browning process as I decided not to fully cook the chicken before the simmer to reduce dryness. I also thickened the broth as per a suggestion after removing the cooked chicken by adding 1 tablespoon cornstarch and heating to boiling. This recipe was excellent! My two year old gobbled up the chicken and demanded not only seconds but thirds! The sauce thick with onions and mushrooms made a wonderful gravy for mashed potatoes. I was paid the highest compliment for this dish as my mother-in-law asked for the recipe! What better endorsement than that? Enjoy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was great but the measurements on the ingredient list must be way off. 1 1/2 cups of sugar is WAY too much. So is 1 tablespoon of salt. This recipe is perfect with about 1/2 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper and t teaspoon of paprika. Also I suggest simmering the chicken with the lid off so the wine will reduce a bit. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I used 1/4 cup sugar which was just enough. The 'something extra' I added was 1TBSP unsalted butter. I added in a little cornstarch to thicken the sauce (I spooned some of the sauce into a separate bowl mixed with with the corn starch and then put it back into the skillet so it wouldn't get lumpy.) Next time I may use 3/4 c. wine and 1/4 cup water or broth. It was pretty powerful but good chicken. I also coated the chicken with salt pepper and paprika before I started cooking. I don't remember the measurements but it wasn't the same as this recipe mentions. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This dish has soo much potential to make it a hit there must be changes. First off I seasoned chicken with salt pepper and seared in olive oil until juices ran clear. Then I removed from pan drained some of the oil added 1/2 cup of sliced red onion i garlic clove chopped 1 cup of red wine 1/2 cup of chicken stock and 1 good tbs of brown sugar. DO NOT USE ALL THE BROWN SUGAR RECIPE CALLS FOR I also added some garlic powder and onion powder and 1/2 tsp of dried basil and a good pinch of crushed red pepper to balance the sweetness. I let sauce simmer for awhile and added the chicken back to the pan coating well with sauce. Let reduce down a little. Meanwhile I cooked 1/2lb of spaghetti noodles. I removed the chicken from the pan and placed on platter and tossed spaghetti in remainder of sauce. The sauce this way is wonderful!!!NOt sweet at all and a little spice from the crushed peppers. It will be a winner if you tweak with it and the spaghetti with the sauce was out of this world it was a gourmet meal! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've used this website for a LOT of recipes but this is the first one I've made where my boyfriend couldn't stop talking the entire way through the meal about how great it was. He even ate the extra chicken that I made to bring to lunch today! I too reduced the brown sugar and upped the red wine (we're wine drinkers so I knew that would be good) and it was delicious. I didn't have any paprika and it turned out fine. I also seasoned the chicken a little with some salt and pepper about an hour before cooking it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
I personally liked this recipe but my family members only thought it to be okay. I think because it is VERY sweet. I would reduce the sugar and wine. Since I am the cook I plan to make it again regardless of the support from my family but I will modify it slightly so that they also enjoy it. PS-I agree on the mushrooms-add them! Its worth it. Also simmer with the lid off! This will result in not too much extra sauce (unless you have plenty of something to dip it in!) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very yummy recipe and something different than what I normally fix. I cut back on the sugar and made sure that I used a dry red wine. I also sliced an onion into thin rings and sauteed it with the garlic for some additional texture to the dish. I made it the first time for company and everyone really enjoyed it! Read More