November 18, 2020| By

Delicious White Wine Herb Roasted Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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This perfectly roasted chicken dish is a quick and easy weeknight recipe that can be made in about 25 minutes! It only requires 6 ingredients but you’re getting a mouthful of flavors and delectable chicken breasts or thighs that will melt into your mouth.

Another one of my favorite quick weeknight recipes is this 20 Minute Summery Cajun Orzo with Kielbasa as well as my recipe for Honey Za'atar Chicken with Chickpeas!

herb roasted chicken with red onion and lemon


What I love about this recipe is that it marries white wine, herbs, and aromatic garlic to make a beautiful dish. The way the juices run on the chicken is undoubtedly a gorgeous sight to see. The crispy skin on top of the perfectly cooked chicken and the fresh herbs that surround it pairs extremely well with just about anything. 

This home-cooked White Wine Herb Roasted Chicken also makes for a delicious gravy. I literally save the remaining sauce from this and add it over top of salads and sometimes I even dip a piece of bread in it. It's amazing how so few ingredients yield such delicious flavors! 

You can’t go wrong with a recipe like this because it’s so easy to make, it’s ideal to cook especially if you’re in a rush for the night. The result is also fantastic! Who knew that a simple thigh or breast meat with some herb butter will probably end up becoming a staple at home?

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This white wine herb-roasted chicken is something that I've been making for years. I posted this in my stories on instagram and so many people asked for the recipe! So, I decided to make it again and post it on my blog. It's funny how sometimes the things that we do mindlessly become such a hit! This is one of those recipes. Would you like to see more of my quick weeknight meals?

When I think about the simple meals that I make and don't post on Britney Breaks Bread, I have so many! I may begin posting them more often so stay tuned!

white wine herb roasted chicken


So let's chat about this recipe quickly. As mentioned above, it's super easy! I made this recipe via stories, so if you'd like to check it out, head over to my Instagram. 

I start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Then I clean the chicken (breast side or thigh doesn’t matter, but I used chicken thighs for this recipe) and pat it dry with a paper towel. 

When you dry the chicken with a paper towel, it ensures that the skin crisps up nicely when you add it to the pan or baking dish. I add kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning to the chicken and coat both sides. If you can, you can also stuff the chicken cavity with the spices so the flavors will become more prominent.

After this, I added a little olive oil to a cast-iron skillet and then added the chicken to sear on both sides, watching all the yummy saturated fat drizzle beautifully (about 3-5 minutes on each side). TIP: Allow your oil to get hot first, do not immediately add the chicken into the skillet.

While the chicken is searing, I cut up a red onion and set it aside. I remove the chicken from the heat and add a cup or small bowl of white wine (you can also add a cup of chicken broth if you don't drink alcohol). 

I then toss in the onions and roast them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until the chicken is done, a little tip as well is to wrap it in aluminum foil while it’s cooking to seal all the juices in but it’s not that necessary. And that's it! You've got dinner in less than half an hour!

white wine herb roasted chicken

let's talk ingredients!

This recipe only calls for 6 ingredients. No complicated techniques or tricks/tips are needed here.

Bone-In Chicken Thighs: I love using chicken thighs for this White Wine Herb Roasted Chicken because they're so flavorful and tender. Can you use other cuts of the chicken? Of course! Do you what like, just make sure that you account for cooking times and make sure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked. If you use another cut of chicken, adjust cooking times as needed.

Seasonings: You only need Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. That's it! Simple, but so flavorful!

Dry White Wine: Dry white wine and preferably a cheap dry white wine. You don't need anything fancy for this. If you don't drink alcohol, you can use chicken broth in the same quantity required in the recipe below!

Butter: I use salted butter, but if you like unsalted butter or are watching your sodium intake, unsalted butter works just as well! I add the butter to create the gravy while the chicken is cooking in the oven. It adds so much flavor!

Red Onion: Yep! Because red onions are delicious! When you bake them in the oven with the chicken on top and all of the seasonings, the red onion caramelizes and makes everything just perfect!

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chicken dinner

White Wine Herb Roasted Chicken

White Wine Herb Roasted Chicken is a quick and easy weeknight recipe that can be made in about 25 minutes! It's delicious and only requires 6 ingredients!
Serving: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 210kcal


  • 5 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsps Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 1 red onion


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Clean chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to chicken and coat chicken on both sides. Roughly slice a red onion and set aside.
  • Add olive oil to an oven safe pan. (I used a cast iron skillet) Heat oil over medium heat and add chicken thighs. Sear chicken on both sides until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and add white wine and 2 tbsps of butter. Toss in red onions (make sure that they are submerged in the white wine and butter).
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until chicken is cooked thoroughly.


  • If you do not drink alcohol, you can substitute the white wine for chicken broth.
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 210kcal
    Course: Dinner, Lunch
    Cuisine: American

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    1. 5 stars
      I tried this recipe tonight after eyeing it for a while and it did NOT disappoint. It's amazing how much flavor was packed into the chicken with minimal prep and cook time. This is a recipe I'll for sure share with friends when they need a last minute quick dinner idea. This is going in the rotation, my family loved it!

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