Christmas Chicken in Red Wine Sauce with Steamed Vegetables

Recipe from Lily Moore
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Cook time: 1 h. 30 min
Servings 2
Updated 15.12.2022
Chicken may sound boring, but not when you dress them up with red wine sauce and broth. This is a traditional main dish for holiday meals and a long-time favorite.


  • Vegetable oil
    2 tbsp.
  • Chicken drumsticks
    2 pcs.
  • Shallots
    6 pcs.
  • Carrots with greens
    3 pcs.
  • Celery
    2 stalks
  • Garlic
    1 bulb
  • Chicken breast
    2 pcs.
  • Pepper
    to taste
  • Wheat flour
    2 tbsp.
  • Bay leaves
    3 pcs.
  • Thyme
    2 sprigs
  • Cinnamon
    1 stick
  • Anise
    1 star
  • Allspice peas
    1 corn
  • Orange (zest)
    0,3 pc.
  • Tomato paste
    1 tbsp.
  • Red wine
    10,6 fl. oz.
  • Chicken broth
    14,1 fl. oz.
  • Butter
    10,5 oz.
  • Salt
    to taste

Nutrition facts per serving

  • Calories

    703 kcal

  • Protein

    40.39 g

  • Fat

    46.01 g

  • Carbohydrates

    34.80 g


  • Preheat the oven to 392°F with top and bottom heat. Wash and peel the shallots. Then wash and peel the carrots. Cut them into pieces. Wash the celery, also cut it into pieces. Now cut the garlic bulb in half.

  • Cut the chicken drumsticks with a knife in half along the joint. Season the chicken drumsticks and breasts with some pepper and salt, then sprinkle with the wheat flour.

  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the chicken pieces on all sides. Add the thyme, garlic, bay leaf, spices, orange zest, tomato paste, vegetables and sauté. Deglaze everything with the red wine and broth, then cook in the oven on the lowest rack covered with a lid for about 50 minutes. Then remove the lid and cook everything in the oven for another 20 minutes.

  • Finally, put the roasting pan on the stove and let the sauce reduce to the desired consistency. Stir in the oil and add some pepper and salt. Serve the chicken with vegetables and sauce.


  • This dish goes well with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. If you like, you can enhance the sauce with the dark chocolate.

Bon Appetit!

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