Chicken with Red Wine Cream Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
My creamy chicken tastes like a five-star restaurant dish but takes only minutes and few ingredients to make. Use fresh rosemary. Trust me. —Sarah Campbell, Terre Haute, IN
Chicken with Red Wine Cream Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides; season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium; cook, covered, 10-12 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°. Remove chicken to a serving plate; keep warm.
  2. Pour drippings from pan (do not wipe skillet clean); add wine and garlic. Bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan; cook 1-2 minutes or until wine is reduced by half. Stir in cream and rosemary. Return to a boil; cook 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken thigh with 2 tablespoons sauce: 361 calories, 28g fat (13g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.