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Chicken Thighs Braised in White Wine


Chicken thighs are packed with dark meat and plenty of flavor. The wine sauce and spices bring out more flavor in this slow-cooking supper.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2006


  • 8 bone-in skinless chicken thighs (about 2 3/4 pounds)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 thin slices, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Cooked rice, for serving (optional)


  1. In a 12-inch skillet with a tight-fitting lid, arrange thighs, bone side up; season with salt and pepper. Add garlic, wine, and thyme. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook, 30 minutes.

  2. Turn chicken over. Place a lemon slice on each piece; cover and continue simmering until tender, about 15 minutes. Leaving garlic and liquid in skillet, transfer chicken and lemon slices to a platter. Cover tightly with foil to keep warm.

  3. Bring liquid in skillet to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Add butter, parsley, and lemon juice; stir until butter has softened and sauce is smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken with sauce and, if desired, rice.

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  • marthastewartr
    2 MAR, 2016
    How do I make the video go away? It covers up some of the ingredients on my screen.
  • dbfish1
    31 JUL, 2013
    Easy and delicious, my husband and I loved it. Asparagus and peas side dish was also perfect!
  • Amy4455
    11 MAR, 2013
    I LOVE this chicken! It is so easy to make, and it is tender and delicious. I serve it over cauliflower rice as I do not eat grains, and the sauce soaks into everything. If you are looking for a comforting dish to make midweek, you cannot lose with this one!
  • ElizParkCoop
    29 DEC, 2012
    Just made this for the first time using boneless, skinless thighs and it was amazing!! Very light & refreshing. I made some extra sauce to use over the rice and it was perfect! Additionally, I made the sautéed asparagus & peas as shown in the photo and the suggestion to squeeze fresh lemon juice over that before serving made the most delicious and cohesive dish imaginable. I have two picky eaters (2 & 5 year old boys) and this was a hit with everyone.
  • ConnieGayle
    6 AUG, 2012
    Easy and delicious! Served it with sides of quinoa and cole slaw. The fresh parsley really added to the flavor and made the dish pretty too.
  • Amanda Lynn
    5 JUN, 2012
    This was super tasty!
  • Amanda Lynn
    5 JUN, 2012
    This was super tasty!
  • mmwfy
    22 JUL, 2011
    This is delicious and pretty easy and fool-proof. Tastes like you spent a lot more time on it than you really did :) Perfect with the rice and with the lemon slices it looks great on a plate for a special occasion. I've made it several times, definitely a keeper.
  • melzyb
    18 JUN, 2011
    I tried this recipe last night and my husband and I loved it!! I substituted chicken broth for the white wine (only because I didn't have wine in the house) and it came out wonderfully! I will definately make this again!