Spanish Chicken in White Wine and Garlic Sauce (Pollo en Salsa Recipe) - Spanish Recipes

Spanish Chicken in White Wine and Garlic Sauce (Pollo en Salsa Recipe)

Try this traditional pollo en salsa recipe for a quick and easy chicken recipe that everyone will love.

Chicken in white wine and garlic sauce. Spanish pollo en salsa in a clay dish.
My mother-in-law’s famous pollo en salsa

One of my favorite simple Spanish chicken dishes is this chicken in white wine and garlic sauce. In Spain, we simply call it pollo en salsa— chicken in sauce. And the sauce is what really makes this dish shine. A blend of olive oil, sauteed garlic, chicken stock and white wine, this is a sauce that you won’t want to waste a drop of. 

My mother-in-law first made me this recipe after my twins were born. I was home from the hospital and absolutely starving at all times (feeding twins does that to you!). I fell in love at first bite. She serves this dish with homemade fried potatoes, but you could serve it with rice, pasta or mashed potatoes too. 

Spanish chicken in white wine and garlic sauce recipe.
Easy, delicious and quick!

Spanish Chicken in White Wine and Garlic Sauce Recipe

Chicken in white wine and garlic sauce. Spanish pollo en salsa in a clay dish.

Spanish Chicken in White Wine and Garlic Sauce (Pollo en Salsa Recipe)

Lauren Aloise
This delicious pollo en salsa recipe makes for an easy and quick meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 281.94 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock or 1 stock cube and 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pat the chicken breasts dry and season with salt and pepper
  • Separate the cloves from one head of garlic (but don't peel!)
  • Smash each garlic clove with the back of a knife (you wan't them to be bruised but not fully out of the skin)
  • Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat
  • Sear the chicken breasts on both sides (in batches) and remove from the heat
  • Once all are seared add the smashed garlic cloves to the oil and sauté for about five minutes or until the skin is golden brown
  • Remove the garlic cloves and take the roasted garlic out of its skin
  • Puree the garlic and chicken stock with an immersion blender (or simply mash the garlic with the back of a fork and whisk in the stock)
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and cover with the garlic and stock mixture along with the white wine and bay leaves
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes, covered
  • Uncover and simmer for five more minutes
  • Turn off the heat and let the chicken sit for about five minutes before serving

Nutrition

Calories: 281.94kcalCarbohydrates: 3.59gProtein: 25.67gFat: 14.17gSaturated Fat: 2.29gCholesterol: 74.38mgSodium: 227.22mgPotassium: 514.52mgSugar: 1.39gVitamin A: 34.02IUVitamin C: 1.6mgCalcium: 9.72mgIron: 0.73mg
Keyword garlic chicken, Pollo en Salsa Recipe, white wine chicken
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Comments

  1. Wow….. that’s a lot of garlic for only one pound of chicken. Maybe I’ll try it with half a head of garlic the first time. Otherwise, this recipe seems perfect — all the classic ingredients of a great chicken dish. It has the exact same ingredients as my recipe for braised chicken thighs.

  2. 5 stars
    Hey SpanishSabores,
    Looks fantastic, going to tr it here in Perth Western Australia. Stay safe over there and we will all get through this and not take things for granted anymore. Many thanks for this recipe and look forward to returning to Spain soon, Nigel

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