Butter Saffron Sauce


This elegant butter saffron sauce is both beautiful and flavorful. It's delicious when served over chicken medallions and either rice or mashed potatoes.

butter saffron sauce
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • 2 medium shallots, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

  • ¾ cup heavy cream

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon saffron threads


  1. Combine wine, shallots, and vinegar in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Cook until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Whisk in heavy cream, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until mixture has reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  2. Whisk in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, then stir in saffron.

  3. Serve immediately or keep warm over a double boiler until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

516 Calories
51g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 516
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 66%
Saturated Fat 32g 161%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 161mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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