French Style Garlic Wine Chicken

I like to think that I am pretty main stream when it comes to my food. Beef, potatoes, caveman, kill… However, every once in a while I love me some Chicken. Not just any chicken you can buy at KFC. I think it has too be eye appealing, and of course it must taste good.

Chicken is a highly under appreciated protein. However, do we treat it right? In my mind, this chicken recipe treats the bird correctly. If you really want to make this phenominal, brine the chicken thighs – you can check out how our post The Magnificent Seven Rules of Brining.

Until then, let’s eat!

This recipe was featured on our Podcast Eat & Drink It Episode EL OTOÑO MATA EL FESTIVAL

French Style Garlic Wine Chicken

Serves 4-5
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hours, 15 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Gourmet, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party, Halloween
By author Rachel C


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5-8 chicken thighs (boneless, about 20 oz total)
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 head garlic (broken into cloves and pealed)
  • 1 can low-sodium chicken broth (14 oz)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


Step 1
Heat oil and butter in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper liberally. Saute the chicken for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Step 2
Place the garlic cloves with the chicken pieces; pour the broth and wine and sprinkle the chicken mixture with the thyme leaves.
Step 3
Reduce the temperature to a medium-low, place the lid to cover, and simmer the chicken for 20 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
Step 4
Remove your chicken from the pan; tent with aluminum foil and keep warm. Increase your liquid mixture to a medium-high heat; and cook this liquid for 5-8 minutes or until it slightly thickens.
Step 5
Serve the chicken with the garlic and pan cause over polenta, parsnip potatoes or a nice basmati rice.


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