Chicken Roasted with White Wine #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on October 14, 2012

Chicken Roasted with White Wine

What does comfort food mean to you? For some, the phrase comfort food conjures up images of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, chicken noodle soup, just to name a few. For me it’s this roasted chicken. But comfort food is more about emotions than a specific recipe–it’s about nostalgia… it’s about your favorite aunt whose kitchen always smelled of cinnamon rolls … it’s about that fried chicken your mom made every year for your birthday…. comfort food is about cherished memories, and that steaming bowl of chicken noodle is a place to escape the stresses of the world while it keeps you cozy and warm like a plush blanket on a cold winter’s day.

This week’s #SundaySupper is all about comfort foods, which I’m sure you know is right up my alley.

“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.” — M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating.

Love, security, family–it’s all intertwined, and to that end, Lee Woodruff’s new book Those We Love Most is an excellent fit for our comfort food theme. During tonight’s Twitter chat, the Family Foodie will be giving away five autographed copies of Lee’s book–to enter, all you have to do is share your favorite comfort food during the chat. Lee Woodruff will be joining the chat as well.

So how did this chicken end up being my brand of comfort food? It’s hard to say, as it’s not wrapped up neatly with a specific memory. My grandmother, my aunts, my mom all made some variation of the chicken in white wine, so for me, it simply takes me home. And I suspect my cousins would agree. First, the incredible aroma as it cooks will make you think you’re hungry, even if you’re not. And the taste, well, as one friend put it, how’d you get all that flavor to permeate the chicken? Don’t know, it just does.

The best part? It’s super easy, AND you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry to make this tonight. While I’ve laid out specific measurements below, those are just guidelines–I never measure anything when I make this.

raw chicken

Wash and dry the chicken pieces and arrange skin side up in a roasting pan. Sprinkle with a generous amount of Italian seasoning (salt free) and garlic powder or granulated garlic, as well as salt and pepper to taste. I usually sprinkle on about 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper too.

chicken prepped

Flip all the pieces over, and pour white wine evenly over the chicken. Next, sprinkle this side with a generous amount of Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Salt and pepper to taste.

Place in a 375F oven for 30 minutes, then turn over the pieces so they are skin side up again, and bake for another 40 minutes until golden brown. That’s it!

Chicken Roasted in White Wine

Serve piping hot.

Note, there will be lots of yummy juice in the pan. You could make a gravy, I suppose, but it’s so good straight, you can usually find me standing over the pan sopping it up with chunks of French bread. My niece likes to save the juice for making risotto. Just try not to let it go to waste. :)

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This savory chicken is roasted with white wine, garlic, and Italian seasonings; a perfect dish for Sunday Supper or any night.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 8-9 chicken pieces, washed & dried
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning (salt free)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • ½ tsp crushed red peppers
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1½ cup white wine (I use Rossi chablis)
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Arrange chicken pieces skin side up in roasting pan.
  3. Sprinkle with half of seasonings, then turn over.
  4. Pour white wine evenly over chicken pieces.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining seasonings.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, then turn pieces over, and bake for an additional 40 minutes or until golden brown.
For this recipe, I used a combination of chicken legs, thighs, and wings. If roasting white meat, the cooking time may need to be adjusted slightly.


Here are some additional comfort food recipes our #SundaySupper crew has prepared for you.

#SundaySupper Comfort Food |Soups

#SundaySupper Comfort Food  | Main Dish

#SundaySupper Comfort Food | Desserts

Pairing Wine with Sunday Supper Comfort Food Favorites! by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog 

We would be delighted to have you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite Comfort Food Recipes. We will also be giving away five signed copies of Those We Love Most, all you have to do is share your most memorable comfort food recipes.

It’s as simple as following the #SundaySupper hashtag on or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your easy go-to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers.

Next week stop by Webicurean for a slice of Sweet Potato Pie with Gingersnap crust.

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