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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)

This delicious pollo en salsa recipe makes for an easy and quick meal.
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 281.94kcal


  • 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


  • 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


Calories: 281.94kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.59g | Protein: 25.67g | Fat: 14.17g | Saturated Fat: 2.29g | Cholesterol: 74.38mg | Sodium: 227.22mg | Potassium: 514.52mg | Sugar: 1.39g | Vitamin A: 34.02IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 9.72mg | Iron: 0.73mg
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