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Pinot Noir Chicken with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Basil

Updated: Jun 25, 2020

Chicken Pinot Noir with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Basil is a dish with a European flair!  A rich, yet light wine sauce with earthy wild mushrooms is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall!

Prep Time- 20mins Cook Time - 1 hr 15 mins Total Time-1 hr 35 mins


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt, seasoning salt and black pepper

  • 2 split chicken breasts, (bone in, skin on)

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 8 cloves garlic, halved

  • 3 small plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped (or 1 cup drained, canned diced tomatoes)

  • 1 cup SIX26 Pinot Nior

  • 1 can (14.5-ounce) vegetable both or water 3

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme (fresh or dried is fine)

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 10 ounces mixed wild mushrooms (cremini, oyster and shiitake), sliced

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season chicken breasts with seasoning salt.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven.

  3. Place chicken breasts skin side down in the hot oil and brown 4-5 minutes or until golden. Turn and brown the other side approximately 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the Dutch oven and add the yellow onion.

  5. Reduce heat to medium and cook onion 3-4 minutes or until softened.

  6. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes and cook 1 minute.

  7. Add the wine and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Add the vegetable broth, oregano and thyme and return to a boil.

  8. Place chicken skin side down in the pot, cover tightly and place in the oven. Cook 1 hour, turning once or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender. Transfer Dutch oven to the stovetop.

  9. Combine 1 tablespoon butter with flour. Add to pot with chicken and bring to a simmer to thicken.

  10. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat in a skillet or saute pan.

  11. Add the mushrooms and cook 4-5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to pot with chicken, stir in chopped fresh basil, adjust seasoning with salt and black pepper and serve.

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