White Wine Tomato Braised Chicken RecipeLet this White Wine Tomato Braised Chicken Recipe simmer away to create delectable dish for enjoying all throughout the year.

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This White Wine Tomato Braised Chicken recipe combines white wine, herbs and tomatoes with chicken for an easy and satisfying meal that the whole family will love. Full of rich hearty flavors, this savory chicken dish is a great comfort food for cooler temperatures, but it’s also a terrific option for warmer weather. And you won’t believe the aroma! The drool-inducing aroma will fill your home and have everyone waiting by the stove to enjoy this delectable dish of chicken braised with tomatoes, toasted, fragrant mustard and fennel seeds, and white wine. It’s marvelous!

Like so many recipes my family enjoys (and I like to share with you!), White Wine Tomato Braised Chicken is super easy to prepare. Begin by toasting mustard and fennel seeds for a quick 2 minutes in a large skillet. If you’ve never toasted seeds, oh my! It smells unbelievable. Once the seeds are toasted, transfer them to a mortar and pestle (or small bowl or dish) and crush them. Now they wait until the chicken gets browned. Brown the chicken on each side in hot oil until golden. Remove the chicken from the pan. Add onion and cook until softened. Garlic is up next. Sauté for a short 2 minutes.

Finally, the remaining ingredients go in: wine, parsley, tomatoes, along with the toasted, crushed seeds and browned chicken. About now everything will be smelling wonderful! Almost done, bring to a low boil. Reduce to a simmer. Let simmer until chicken is done. If time permits transfer to a warm oven and let cook, covered for 2-3 hours.

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It really is and easy recipe. Simple ingredients meld together to create this wonderfully seasoned dinner dish that everyone will enjoy. We like to serve the braised chicken and tomatoes over fluffy rice or steamed vegetables with a fresh green salad. Enjoy!

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White Wine Tomato Braised Chicken Recipe

Tomato Braised Chicken Recipe

White Wine Tomato Braised Chicken Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A delicious savory chicken dish perfect for serving over rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.


  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 8 medium bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained


  1. Heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Add mustard and fennel seeds to toast; cook and stir until fragrant (about 2 minutes). Transfer from hot pan to avoid over-toasting. Crush toasted seeds and set aside.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in the same skillet on medium-high heat. Cook chicken in batches, 5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove chicken from skillet; cover and keep warm.
  3. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until softened. Add minced garlic and cook stirring for 2 minutes. Stir in wine, parsley, tomatoes, crushed toasted seeds and chicken. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Let simmer on low for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. If serving right away, remove cover and simmer an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. If time permits, cover and transfer to warm oven (about 250-degrees F) to continue to braise for 2-3 hours until ready to serve.
  5. Serve over rice or pasta, if desired.


  • Bone-in skin-on chicken pieces are better for braising. The bones and skin add to the richness and depth of flavor.
  • Braised chicken is great served over rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.
  • Recipe slightly adapted from McCormick.

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Originally published June 4, 2014.