Easy Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Cooking wines are something that I don’t use too often because I’ve often assumed that they were more on the expensive side but recently, I was introduced to Holland House cooking wines.  Have you guys used them before?  Some of the most obvious cooking wine include sherry but the one that stood out to me the most out of the Holland House collection of cooking wines was the White Wine with Lemon Flavor.  <–LEMON!  We are big lemon users around here from lemon pepper to fresh lemons so when I saw that, I knew I had to incorporate into something and that something was a sauce for chicken!

I’ve made a couple of sauces using heavy cream before so I figured I’d try it with this cooking wine.  WOW oh WOW oh WOW!  Right off, I could smell the lemon in the wine while it was boiling.  That told me that I’d easily be able to taste the flavor in my sauce so it just boosted my confidence even more!  The sauce was AMAZING.  The flavor just blew me away and I have to say, while we enjoyed it in a casual setting, I am totally gonna make this when entertaining for guests.  Holy cow it was good and SOOOO easy to make!

Now I tried to measure accurately. If you don’t already know, I am terrible at measuring because I just pour or use my hands but I knew I had to get close so that you guys could make it.


(for sauce)

  • 1/2 cup or so of the Holland House White Wine with Lemon
  • 5/8 cup of Heavy Cream (about 10 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • Salt and pepper (easy on the salt)

You’ll also need 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts and some parsley for garnish.


Cook your chicken breasts with a dab of olive oil, in a skillet, with salt and pepper until done.  While that is cooking, start your sauce. It doesn’t take long to make at all so wait as long as you can before making it.  In a small saucepan, boil your white wine with lemon until it’s reduced just a bit.  Pour in your heavy cream and stir until mixed well and thick.  Slowly add butter in, about a tablespoon at a time, until melted.  Season with Salt and Pepper your done!!

You can either place chicken into a nice casserole pan and pour sauce all over it, or serve chicken as individual pieces and let them pour the sauce on their own.  Either way works just fine.

This is by far one of the most flavorful sauces I’ve made and the whole recipe is one of the easiest ones around ever!  I served with green beans and we had a fantastic lunch!

So have you seen this particular wine before, with the Lemon flavor? I have several other Holland House cooking wines so I’ll have to get creative and see what I can come up with!! Because I’m new to cooking wines, I decided to sign up for the Holland House newsletter.  If the other wines provide this much flavor when cooking, I NEED MORE RECIPES!!

Disclosure: Holland House sent me the cooking wines to try in some of my recipes and supplies compensation for my time and efforts to create this recipe and post.  Opinions are my own, always have been, always will be and this opinion says ” finger lickin’ good “!

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