White Wine & Garlic Braised Chicken


Certain things signal the start of winter, a new coat, flanelette sheets being put on the bed, the heater on and slow cooked one bowl braises and stews.  Today was cold and I wanted to get dinner on early so the family could enjoy a slower cooked braise tonight, this braised chicken really hit the spot.



It’s really such an easy dish with a handful of ingredients.

braised chicken

Chicken Braised In White Wine And Garlic

Serves 4

4 chicken thighs, 4 chicken legs, a bulb of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, 2 cups dry white wine, 6 large fresh thyme sprigs.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.  Lightly smash garlic cloves with the side of a cooks knife just to flatten slightly, leaving peel attached and cloves as whole as possible.

Heat olive oil in a heavy pan over medium high heat.  Add chicken and cook until brown on all sides (you may have to do this in batches).  Transfer to a plate.  Add more olive oil and garlic to the pan, stir until lightly brown, add wine and thyme and bring to the boil.  Return chicken to the pan, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and chicken is tender (about 40 minutes), baste occasionally.  If the sauce isn’t thick enough you can take the chicken out and keep reducing the sauce until it’s the desired consistency.  Present chicken on a platter, spoon garlic cloves around and pour sauce over.  Serve with mashed potatoes.

Recipe adapted from epicurious.com


Catherine x



  1. Noreen

    hello dear friend! it’s almost summer vacation from school here, and i will have time this summer to visit you here. i feel a bit bad that we are enjoying the pool opening friday and summer parties, while you are getting chilly. i hope you enjoy winter.

    this recipe looks easy and delicious. thanks for sharing! xo

  2. tina @ Colourliving


    I love chicken and garlic. I particularly love throwing a whole bulb in with skin on and slightly flattened. It comes out so yummy.

    It’s meant to be spring here but we had hailstones today.

    Off to the Chelsea Flower Show tomorrow and am not holding my breath for great weather. Wish me luck xx

  3. noreen

    hello catherine! i hope you are well and enjoying the fall. it snowed here today, but the ground is warming and it will be nice next week. that means your season is changing too. how is it that you, lauren, and i stopped blogging around the same time? life just got busy here, i think, and i wanted more time with the kids and less time sitting down. but i do miss you and our almost daily check-ins. thank goodness for instagram1 blessings to you and yours, n

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