Pan-Seared Chicken Breast With Rich Pan Sauce

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"Quick enough for a weeknight after working all day, but doesn't taste like a quick meal or fast food! Fairly low in calories too."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (204.6 g)
  • Calories 361.4
  • Total Fat - 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 165 mg
  • Sodium - 377.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 54 g
  • Calcium - 32.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Let is stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Step 3

Heat a large stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken to the pan, rounded side down; cook 5 minutes. Turn the chicken over; reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 minutes or until done. Remove the chicken from the pan; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, onion, and garlic to the pan; saute 1 minute.

Step 5

Add flour; saute 30 seconds. Add wine to the pan; cook 30 seconds or until the liquid almost evaporates, stirring constantly. Stir in stock; bring to a boil, scraping the pan to loosen browned bits.

Step 6

Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 3 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup, stirring occasionally.

Step 7

Remove the pan from heat; stir in the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, butter, and sugar. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve sauce over the chicken.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



What a delicious sauce...I cut the recipe in half...hubby enjoyed a bit of the sauce on his time I'm making the whole amount of sauce so I can serve it over rice or mashed potatoes...I used Pheasant breast in place of chicken...the breast came out nice and moist...made for "Players Favorites" tag game...

review by:
(21 Sep 2021)


This was a perfect dinner for us. The sauce was the star. We used boneless thighs instead of breasts. Straight into my best of file

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(12 Apr 2021)

Bevs Best Recipes

We loved this easy to prepare chicken very much. It was delicious and great to serve to our guests this weekend. We had garlic mashed potatoes and a Greek salad as sides. Fully enjoyed by all!

(8 Sep 2020)

Karen E

I didnt grate the onion, I used a whole one, finely sliced, we like onion! Otherwise no changes, what a lovely meal, enjoyed with pasta and spinach on the side. Would happily serve this easy meal to guests. Thanks for sharing!

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(26 Sep 2019)


Oh my, this was wonderful. I shared none with my cats for the first time ever? DH raved about it also. Thanks for delicious and quick recipe.

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(25 Apr 2017)