Champagne Chicken #SundaySupper

Champagne Chicken
Light the candles, grab the champagne, pop the cork; its time to make chicken! No that’s not a misprint. Today Sunday Supper features Libational Recipes. Champagne Chicken tastes perfect for a celebration. Champagne infused sauce gives chicken a bit of tang balanced with a drizzle of honey.

My first experience with champagne was Asti Spumante. I wasn’t sure if I liked the taste or not. I conceded it was what you drank to ring in the New Year. Over the years I tried different types of sparkling wines. I’m open now to any suggestions!

I admit that those first few bottles of bubbly were scary to open. More hit the floor than our glasses!

Working in catering taught me that you hold the cork and twist the bottle. Who knew, did you? 😉 Don’t forget to serve a glass of bubbly on the side!

Thank you Alice of A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen and DB (aka Foodie Stuntman) of Crazy Foodie Stunts for hosting this event!

Fun Fact: Champagne is named for the region in France where the grapes are grown. Wine made from grapes grown anywhere else is known as Sparkling Wine.
Champagne Chicken
Champagne Chicken

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Champagne Chicken
  • 4 4-ounce chicken breasts
  • ½ cup Champagne
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon capers, rinsed and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Pound chicken breasts to ¼-inch thickness. Salt and pepper chicken.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Transfer to plate.
  3. Reduce heat and add champagne, broth, vinegar, capers, honey and thyme to the skillet.
  4. Simmer to reduce to about half.
  5. Dissolve cornstarch in tablespoon of broth. Add to skillet.
  6. Return chicken to skillet to finish cooking.
  7. Serve topped with remaining sauce.


Enjoy more libation inspired dishes and festive drink ideas from Sunday Supper!


Savory and Sweet Libational Dishes

Libational Desserts

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44 Responses to Champagne Chicken #SundaySupper

  1. Renee says:

    If there ever was a way to make chicken uber special this would be it!
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  11. Mmmm I would cook this in a minute it looks so good!
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  12. How lovely! I just happen to have a bottle of open champagne from brunch this morning! Definitely going to try this out.
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  14. Liz says:

    What an easy, elegant dish! My family would love this!!
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  15. Hezzi-D says:

    I could totally go for this for dinner tonight! Love the champagne chicken combination.
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  19. Mmm, love the idea of champagne to flavor this chicken sauce!
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  20. Tara says:

    I am loving this recipe Cindy, perfect for our libations SundaySupper!!
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  21. Adding champagne to the sauce is brilliant!
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  22. Ala says:

    Hehe–I’m terrible at opening those bottles. Thank goodness nobody lets me do it anymore. Well, maybe for this dish, though!

  23. Alice says:

    I leave bottle opening in general to other people… LOL :) Love the champagne sauce, its very inspired!
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  24. Whether its sparkling wine or Champagne, Cindy, your chicken dish sparkles with the perfect ingredients for a Sunday Supper! =)
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  25. Sarah says:

    What a decadent combination! Would be perfect for a special anniversary too
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  27. Love this! I actually highly prefer cooking and baking with champagne than just drinking it straight, so I would love your recipe!
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  29. This looks like an amazing dinner! Love the champagne in the sauce!

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  31. I never would have thought to combine champagne with chicken in a sauce, but this really sounds delicious!
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  32. Andrev says:

    This made for a great supper with a side dish of rice.I changed the serving size to 2 and used boneless chicken breasts.It was quite simple to put together and very tasty.

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