This delicious chicken recipe is based on Rachael Ray’s chicken thighs in red wine, but is written using chicken breasts. This yummy recipe results in moist and delicious chicken, and is so easy to make.
The chicken is marinated in the red wine, so it can be partially assembled the night before so it can remain in the marinade overnight or put together a couple hours before baking. The wine adds a wonderful flavor to the chicken, so the longer it sets in the wine, the better.
The bread used for this recipe should be as dense as possible. A good artisan bread is the best. Cut the pieces extra thick for the best result of the recipe.
Chicken Breasts in Red Wine Recipe
Ingredients for making Chicken Breasts in Red Wine:
- 2 very large chicken breasts, cut in half
- 2 cups red wine
- 1 tsp. sage
- 1 tsp. rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 thick slices of artisan-style bread
Directions for making Chicken Breasts in Red Wine:
In a 8x8 baking dish, put the chicken breast halves, wine, sage, rosemary, and bay leaf. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for overnight or at least 2 hours. (Flip over half-way through.)
Dry the chicken and reserve the wine. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil, add the minced garlic cloves and cook for a minute or two. Add the chicken. Let it cook on one side for 5 minutes over medium-low heat, then flip over and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate.
Add the butter to the skillet. Spread it around evenly to melt it. Add the pieces of bread. Toast on one side for a couple minutes, then toast on the other side.
In a lightly greased baking dish, place the toasted bread in a single layer, put a little of the cooked garlic on each piece of bread. Put a chicken breast on the top of each piece of bread and pour the reserved wine marinade (minus the bay leaf) over each chicken breast. Bake uncovered in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes. Serve warm.
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Chicken baked in oranges – delicious
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