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Chicken breasts are placed in the white wine pan sauce and topped with more fresh herbs and lemon wedges.

Crispy Chicken With White Wine Pan Sauce

Crispy skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts are baked to juicy perfection and simmered with a fresh herb white wine pan sauce. These are the juiciest, most tender chicken breasts!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 304 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • lemon wedges optional


  1. Sear the chicken. Pat dry the chicken with a paper towel. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, making sure to get it under the skin and directly onto the meat. Heat a skillet on the stove over medium heat. Add the olive oil to the pan once its hot. Place the chicken in the skillet skin side down and sear it for 5-8 minutes.

  2. Roast the chicken. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Flip the chicken so they are skin side up and place the skillet in the oven. Roast the chicken for 25-35 minutes. Check the chicken with a meat thermometer by inserting the thermometer about 1 inch deep into the thickest part of the chicken. Remove the chicken from the oven when the chicken has reached 160 degrees. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.

  3. Make the white wine pan sauce. Melt the butter in skillet. Sautè the garlic in the butter for 2 minutes. Add the fresh herbs and white wine to the skillet and bring it to a light simmer. Place the chicken in the pan and baste it with spoonfuls of the white wine pan sauce. Allow the sauce to reduce and simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Serve. Slice the chicken breasts, then serve with spoonfuls of white wine pan sauce over it. Mangia!

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Chicken With White Wine Pan Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 426mg19%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.