Chicken in red wine

(80 ratings)
Chicken in red wine
Chicken in red wine
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Have a go at our classic chicken in red wine recipe. This delicious dish has a rich red wine sauce which works wonders with the tender cuts of chicken. It's ideal for sharing at dinner parties or a cosy night in. This recipe serves 4 people and will take around 40 mins to prepare and cook. A portion of this mouth-watering chicken dish works out at only 310 calories which is great if you're trying to be good or you're counting calories. Serve your chicken with heaps of freshly cooked veggies and some easy to cook potatoes too.


  • 30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
  • 4 skinless chicken fillets, cut into chunks
  • 225g (8oz) button mushrooms, wiped
  • 200g (7oz) button onions, peeled
  • 300ml (1/2) red wine
  • 200ml (7fl oz) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 30ml (2tbsp) tomato purée
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 10ml (2tsp) cornflour blended with 30ml (2tbsp) cold water
  • Parsley sprigs to garnish
  • Diced fried potatoes and green vegetables to serve

If required, allow the chicken in red wine to cool, then freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost thoroughly then reheat in a pan for 20-25 mins until piping hot.


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the chicken and fry for 4-5 mins until golden. Transfer to a plate. Add the button mushrooms and onions to the pan and fry, stirring for 5 mins until browned.
  2. Return the chicken to the pan. Stir in the red wine, stock, tomato purée and garlic. Simmer for 20-25 mins until the chicken and onions are tender. Stir in the blended cornflour. Simmer for 2 mins until thickened. Garnish with sprigs of parsley. Serve with diced fried potatoes and vegetables.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 310(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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This was easy quick and tasty. To reduce FAT and calories I used spray light....not olive oil....and leak instead of onion. I also added a diced red pepper. Absolutely stunning!!

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