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Penny's Best Chicken in Wine

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"A wonderful family recipe that we have turned to often over the years. This simple dish is delicious and best served for its comforting warmth during the cooler months. Serve with fresh green beans."
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1 h 20 m servings 575
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Pour crumbled saltine crackers into a large bowl. Press chicken pieces into crackers to coat completely; let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chicken pieces in hot butter until browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer chicken to a casserole dish.
  4. Saute mushrooms and onion in the same skillet until onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour chicken broth, white wine, salt, pepper, and tarragon into onion mixture and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Pour mushroom mixture over chicken into the casserole dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is cooked through and sauce is bubbling, about 45 minutes.


  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the crumbled crackers. The actual amount of crackers consumed will vary.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 575 calories; 25.8 9 70 226 611 Full nutrition

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Made this last night. Made a few small changes based on what I had. Used panko breadcrumbs on chicken, since I didn't have any saltines. They worked out great, and I don't think it changed the t...

I have never rated a recipe before but I HAD to rate this one! This is one of the very best recipes I have ever made!!!!! I made it exactly as it is and I was a bit leary when I realized it only...

I am tickled pink to be the first review of this recipe. My package of chicken breasts was only 3 pounds but other than that I made as written. This was so simple but the end result was bursting...

This was a decent recipe. I think it was fine with the onions and mushrooms, but next time I will add in additional vegetables, like zucchini and maybe spinach. I may use less wine next time. P...